I have been playing the same mouthpiece for about 15 years since college. It is a Peter Ponzol ML, which at the time they described as a Modern Otto Link. From my little bit of experience with other mouthpieces it is very linkish... I have always loved this piece and honestly still like it, but lately have been wanting something a little different. I am looking for something that can be very linkish for big band and sectional work, but can get more aggressive when really pushed. I do have an old Dukoff that I use when I want to get really aggressive, but what I want a mouthpiece that can kind of be the best of both worlds. From looking at descriptions and watching videos the Theo Wanne Mantra kinda fits this bill, but it is a much less reviewed mouthpiece than many of their others. Does anyone have any experience with this piece that they can share? Or does anyone else have any suggestions of other mouthpieces that might fit this bill? I do plan on ordering and play testing a few different pieces but any input would be greatly appreciated.