I've been playing tenor saxophone for 4 years now. After playing on a standard hard rubber mouthpiece for 2 years I switched to an otto link "super tone master" 8*. I've been playing on this piece for quite a while now but I am beginning to wonder if it is just too open faced for me. I like the way it sounds on everything below high A above the staff. I play on Rico Royal 2.5 reeds. I've tried long tones and examined my embouchure but I just can't get my higher notes to sound clearly. If anyone has any suggestions or comments it would be greatly appreciated!