Thank you, Everyone! I know it is ultimately my decision, I was just kinda wondering what other's experience might be. I drive down to the Vegas airport tomorrow to pick up my boys, and thought I would leave early and stop in at Kessler Music to try out a mouthpiece or 2 .... right now all I have are a couple student mouthpieces -- one King and one Runyan. My sax is a vintage Martin alto.
Thanks for your input!!
Now yer talkin' - go give them a try. Depending on how close they meet your needs, a short trial may be adequate. To really determine how a "close candidate" mouthpiece works for you, you have to play it for a while over a period of days or weeks. Let us know how it works out.