And what would you recommend for someone who plays a .056” on sop?You have asked an interesting questions and the responses are that you should go from “middle of the road” to “middle of the road”
Consider, however, that an Meyer 6 Alto tip opening is the same as a Meyer 5 Tenor tip opening (about .076). Given that you will need a looser embouchure on the tenor, you might want to consider not increasing your tip opening (with a 7 or 7*), but rather to maintain your tip opening with a 5. (The larger the tip opening, the more difficult it is to maintain a loose embouchure....)
I agree, there is no need to assume you use the (relative) same size alto/tenor.I’m not so sure.
I play a 10 on Tenor with 2.5 reeds but I wouldn’t have a chance at blowing a 10 on Alto.
I use a 6-6* at best on alto also with 2.5 reeds.
But I like a 7 on Soprano.
Interestingly I asked a similar question regarding tenor and soprano openings.
Many seemed to like a considerably smaller or more closed tip on soprano VS tenor, comparatively speaking.
You might say (for jazz) then the traditional "typical" might be Meyer 6 on alto and 7* plus on Link like tenor.A friend has played Alto for a number of years on a Meyer 6 with a 3 reed and wants to know what a comparable tenor tip opening would be advised