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I've got a metal Otto Link STM 6*, but I think I get to much spread in my tone. It sounds like a sinus, taking away much overtones.

I've also got a Vandoren T25 with a great sound, dark and full bodied with some edge.

So basically I've got my classical/ensemble mouthpiece all set, but I'm not happy with my jazz mp. I'm looking for a kind of screamy mp but with body. I consider the Rico Metalite as a start.

How would you compare the sound of the STM vs Metalite? Are there any other cheap mouthpieces that I should glance at? My tenor is a P.Mauriat System 76.
 

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For a bright piece try a metallite. Also a Brilhart Level-Air should be bright and not too expensive.
He said "bright" not "ugly" :twisted:
 

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I never cared for Lakeys on tenor but maybe... Hmm, cheap and bright...Metalite, yes. Jumbo Java, not real cheap but not too pricey. Rousseau JDX is a good deal. Maybe a Runyon but not sure what model to recommend. Look for a used Dukoff or Berg 0 or 1 chamber.
 

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The Vandoren JAVA is a good place to start.
 

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If the facing is good, your STM should be able to play bright. I play my STM when I want a brighter sound. I don't think it is necessary but some players have made their STMs brighter with a putty baffle. Might be worth an experiment.
 
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