The Durga Tenor metal 8 is a very versatile mouthpiece. It gives me the brightness and projection that I need, and it gives me control in the warmth without being too harsh or gritty in my sound. I am also truly in love with the Durga 3 Alto.. It gives me the piercing tone of a metal mouthpiece with the rich feel of hard rubber. If you want to play with the big boys...You better have an answer!!!