After a long wait, the Beechler has arrived...
After a long wait (service time was albeit slow), I finally received my mpc. I ordered a Beechler Diamond Inlay S4L (Small bore/chamber, .0070 tip opening & long facing).
From reading many testimonials, I could tell that this mpc was bright and loud. In addition, from listening to artists using Beechler Diamond mpcs such as Gerald Albright and even Kenny G, these feedbacks held true. To avoid getting in trouble with the music ministry I belong to, and at the same time, obtain that bright, contemporary sound, I bought a small bore/chamber mpc matched with a small tip and long facing to lower the volume and thicken the sound. Fortunately, it was a good move.
Paired with a Vandoren Traditional Reeds in #3 strength, the sound was simply amazing! Though bright, the sound was not thin and the volume was just right. In addition, no harshness (ear-piercing nature) was felt. Surprisingly, it has that "edge" that I hear from many metal mouthpieces.
Overall, if you are looking for a mpc that can give you that bright, edgy contemporary sound without a thin nature, I recommend the Beechler Diamond Inlay Series (Get a long facing to darken & thicken the sound). All in all, it's an outstanding bargain that you should not miss!