Got my Blues Blaster .120 tenor piece in the mail yesterday. I was looking for a second mouthpiece to play amplified type gigs and what I got was a whole lot more. I have been playing an RPC .125 for years (and still love it), but was having a hard time hearing what I was playing with loud amplified instruments. I had plenty of volume, but not much feed back near my head. I thought maybe a metal piece might get me more in the ball park. What I did not want was a piece that tore the paint of the walls. After several hours logged in to the Blues Blaster, I have decided to put the RPC on the back burner for a while to see what the BB can do. Not only was I able to get more feedback near my head, I was still able to play all dynamics easily full range of the instrument. I wanted to also see if it could get me in the Dex/Trane ball park and it did so extremely well. Then I started playing around with how I played the mouthpiece and realized there will still be a learning curve (a good thing)to really get the hang of it. It has probably been 12 years since I have played a metal piece and this facing is a new one for me. At first it seemed like a short facing but after playing it for a while it see,s to be a quick drop off and then it hangs real close to the reed for a while before it closes. Once I got more of the hang of it, I was also able to get my Ben Webster and Willis Jackson and Lockjaw on and then I I decided to kick it up and got into some Red Prysock and have not been let down trying to cop any of them. I am not a good Brecker Imitator, but I think with a little time I can get that tone too (ball park). When I do let loose on it, it can tear the paint of the walls, but I think once I get my place on the mouthpiece settled in, I will be able to play full volume and still maintain a less bright tone (what I am looking for). The Intonation and altissimo are real good as well. Kudos Steve for another great product! Back to my Blues Blaster I go!