Hello! a few weeks back i posted a thread asking everyone if it was hard to switch between a hard rubber mouthpiece to a metal, and overall I noticed most said it wouldn't necessarily be really difficult but it would take some getting used to. I decided to order a Link STM and it came in the mail today! Overall I love the sound I am getting from it and the way it feels in my mouth doesn't really bother me in anyway, which is good! The only thing I have been noticing is I have been squeaking a little when I try to play louder and some of my notes are a bit flat. I assume this is because I am so used to blowing with my Jody Jazz HR and I just need some adjusting with playing this one. I have been practicing a lot of long tones and it seems to help! Do you think continuously practicing long tones overall will stop the squeaking? I also didn't switch to a new reed as I have just been using this one for about a week but do you guys think I should grab another one from the box and try it with that one? should i possibly change reed strength? I was very comfortable using Rico La Voz Medium hard with my HR but should i try out new ones? Any advice helps! Thanks!!