So, I thought, having retired and got time and some money to spend, I'd finally try out a Soprano Planet mouthpiece. I know Joe's pieces get praise here, but I thought I'd remind everybody. I was a bit sceptical about buying a piece without playing it first (although Joe will do alterations - but this gets cumbersome between UK and USA), but went through Joe's process of establishing what you want and waited to see if it really works. The answer is an emphatic 'yes'. I ordered a Missing Link. I have some other Link-based pieces for soprano, which are pretty good, but Joe's is quite exceptional. The balance of highs and lows, the intonation, the ease of playing quiet in the higher register, the warmth and focus are remarkable. I finally have a soprano piece that does exactly what I want. Quite how Joe does it, I have no idea. I would recommend his work to anybody, and can't imagine you will be disappointed. It's one of those rare moments in life when something you want turns out the way you really wanted it. And the prices for individually made pieces are more than reasonable.