Here's a new development.
I found some Plasticovers, and was afraid to try them on the Jumbo (can anyone say paint-peeling?). I tried them on my "classical" (as if I ever play THAT stuff) mouthpiece (a Hite Premier). Despite it being really soft for that close facing, it sounded quite nice. I could have used a little more life in the sound. I thought a metal Link could be good for this. BEFORE you say it, I will go try some Links at the Sam Ash and see if there are any that actually work (if not, there's another store that's about the same distance). Assuming that I can find a good Link, is this worth it? I actually have played metal Links in the store before (soprano, alto, and tenor) and have never had chirping or anything. Dunno what you guys are talking about. I also might have to get plasticovers for tenor, just to see if the extra life in the sound is any good. I'm not a fan of Bright or Edgy, just Vivacious.
BTW no offense to classical people (because they read threads about Jumbo Javas....) I just joke a lot like that.