I'm currently going through a crises of perpetual mouthpiece dissatisfaction. anyway, I invested a small fortune in a Jody Jazz DV NY #7 because I liked the tone. But now I'm finding, as many have said on SOTW forum, that this mouthpiece tends to choke up when trying to push it to a certain volume level. It doesn't work well for me even in medium-sized venues when playing in a loud rock/fusion setting. I've tried the Guardala MBII and found the tone was just obnoxiously bright in the high register. I think the baffle is just too high on the MBII. Does anyone know how the SR Tech Tenor Fusion .108 would compare to the MBII or Jody Jazz? I'm considering returning the Jody Jazz and using my store credit to purchase the SR Tech. The other option I was considering is the Vandoren V 16 metal. Any thoughts? I'm hoping to stay in about the $300 range. I like the tone of the Jody Jazz, but need more volume available when necessary, and also would prefer something with more resistance.