I'm playing a hard rubber Meyer 5 on lead alto in my 8-member swing band. I like warmth in my tone, but I can't compete with the brass, or even the tenor player who is using a metal mpc. Is there a mouthpiece that might help me get louder without losing the warmth? I wondered if a metal mpc would increase the volume without making it too bright if I got one with a large enough chamber? Or does one need to go bright in order to rise out of spectrum? This mpc is a great blender, compliments any other instrument really well, but I just struggle when it's my time to solo. Most people do play rubber on alto. There's probably a reason... The hassle with shopping for mouthpieces is that you can't just walk in a store and try them out in my area. See my signature for my setup.