The alto sax mouthpiece plays the way I hoped it would play. I am very satisfied with it.
I have two tenor saxophones (Conn 10m and Jean Paul student tenor) and the Jean Paul (after I modified the octave key) is my go to tenor. I have ten tenor mouthpieces but the JP mouthpiece is the best for my JP sax. I aldo play a Yamaha YAS 62 alto (original) with a Selmer S190 mouthpiece. I doubted that a JP alto mouthpiece would be a step up since Jean Paul selects their mouthpieces to match the harmonics of their instruments, not to someone elses instruments, but for a half price sale I took a gamble and bought one my Yamaha on the hopes that the tone would at least be good. It's now my favorite alto mouthpiece. It has a a VERY beautiful tone and is even easier to play than my Selner S190. I ordered two more alto mouthpieces. One to share with a friend who also has a Yamaha YAS62 and one to experiment with refacing. I also ordered an extra tenor mouthpiece for the same reason.
If you have the JP alto or a Yamaha YAS 62, you can't go wrong with this mouthpiece.
Prof mouthpiece ligature is poorly made and does not fit properly
I bought the tenor and alto saxophone mouthpiece along with the ligatures they both work fine. The the new ligature hold the reeds very tight. I like them both I’m transitioning to playing the tenor from alto. I’m just in the middle trying to make up my mind. I really like both of my Jean Paul horns.
for the same reason I wanted the silver-plated alto, I really liked the mouthpiece that came w JP altos... medium chamber, free blowing like a Yammy 4 or 5c, tho I swapped the ligature out for my Rovner and still use a Legère American Cut reed. I'm going for a clear, airy tone with the alto, more classical, restrained, on pitch, and sweet. I can balance the entire range of the instrument with this mouthpiece (and this horn for that matter). When I want dramboozle with syrup and growl, it's time to reach for the tenor ;) Anyway, that's me... thx to JP staff, esp Tim in support, who actually created a comparison video because I was needing to hear the diff between the brass and silver models. Grazie!