I have a 7* tenor house blend that is one of my favorites. Great clear tone and easy to play up and down. I owned an 8 primo that I also really liked. It had just a bit darker tone, and was one of the best I have had for sub toning, but the 8 tip size was just a bit large for me. The tones were excellent on both pieces. Don’t worry about the material. It’s a non-issue.