I've searched extensively for this topic for a few months and wanted to start a thread devoted to these pieces. My history on lead alto pieces are:
Lakey 4*4 & 5*3 (4 years, squirrelly intonation, and harsh at times)
Jody Jazz DV 8 (2 years, great sound, flexible, but...
I've been playing my Morgan 6M alto mpc for years and love it, along with some Alexander Superial reeds.
My current ligature is a Vandoren Optimum, with the interchangeable plates. It's a very good lig, but even though I tighten it as far as it goes it still slips. For anyone who's...