I use a RPC 115B with a #4 rico royal or a 3.5 Vandoren v16 for a darker sound.
I've personally have sold 10 of this model tenor and everyone is using something different.
IMO i think a Berg-type piece fits this model well.
I was in the shop getting some "I'm an idiot" work done on my Cannonball (knocked it off a stand), and put my Saxscape Xtra Dark on a 66r. Nice and big, easy to blow with a very rich sound. Honestly, it sounded similar to my Cannonball...guess the horn doesn't make THAT much of a difference. I didn't put it to a tuner, though it sounded pretty even, and I didn't notice any of the obvious signs of a bad MP/ horn match. Very nice saxophone.
I use a #9 refaced 'V' Tone Edge Link with traditional #3 Vandorens, when I want to make more noise, I sometimes use my early Babbitt 9 Tone Edge and/or one of the New Vintage Slant Tone Edge Links, about the same tip opening. I also play a 7* short shank Soloist with #4 traditional Vandorens going the other way, now & again.
The 66R has been very flexible with mouthpieces for me, hope you find it the same, best, DC
I'm playing a Barone Hollywod 8/RJS 3M right now. My Phil-Tone Custom is great with the horn. I'm waiting for a Vintage Berg Larsen .107/3 HR from Phil, a.k.a. Sigmund451. Even though it's marked as 3, he says it plays like a 2. Love the sound of Bergs.
I pair my 66r with a Otto Link STM 8* NY and RJS 3H filed reeds. I play this set up on all of my tenors as I do not like to switch pieces. I also have a 7* STM that I used to play but it spend its time on the table now when I got the 8* NY.
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