Leon, have you tried the TN1 from Tino Schucht? Bill Evans use it for the last 5 years (exclusively). He plays Funk, Fusion all that stuff with it - for a reason I think. And soundwise his horn is still a real Mark VI.Ken uses "beasonators" but I did not opt for that. I'll see how it goes with the Kali, experiment with reeds. Never found an aftermarket neck as good at the original - good yes, different yes, but not as good, not as preseving of the VI vibe. I really rather like the dark sound, just that I'm getting a different kind of work these days, more funk oriented. Or maybe I'll just give up these funk gigs, stick with a kinder gentler music, and trade the VI for a Borg. How's that sound Dr. G?