I didn't know I needed a new mouthpiece until Michael Parker hit me up and offered to make me one. I had been playing the same mouthpiece since high school and always assumed that any deficiency was my own fault. To be honest, I didn't think I'd notice much of a difference. He asked me what I played. What I liked and didn't like about my mouthpiece and along came a component mouthpiece that was more comfortable, easier to play and left me less fatigued than I thought possible. I'm a fan. A HUGE fan. Just don't let Micheal know. It'll go straight to his head. Check out the Lance LaDuke model HERE.