So did you play it?I met Eric At NAMM this year and I tried his new double ring. That was an 8. At first impression the mouthpiece looked beautiful. It felt a little light on my hand comparing to other replicas. The inner side rails are scooped out as they head towards the chamber and then look to flare out more when they enter the chamber. Eric did an amazing job on the chamber. I think that makes a big difference with others while obviously it comes to personal preference.