HELP ME OBI-MANNY - you're my only hope! Hi Manny- Long time fan here- LOVE your work and you're as sweet a cat as you are a player! Yes. . . I'm a. . .. (ducking) trombonist . . . . . . .and I REALLY need your help. I recently switched to a Prana TT5 mouthpiece. I have tried several of Dave's bone mouthpieces but didn't have a lot of luck, as I always had a high degree of Fuzz in the sound. 1) I love the feel. 2) love the intonation & response 3) It's much easier to play soft, particualy with a section. 4) it sounds GLORIOUS in the context of the section, but solo, I still hear the fuzz. I've been playing for 25 years, and to hear this fuzz is kind of like wetting my pants. Neither a very attractive solution. I tried a regular 5, a TT5L, a Prana 5, and then had them make me a Prana with what should have been a standard size throat. Due to a manufacturing error, I ended up with a Prana with their standard throat. Here's the skinnny- Monette makes great bone mouthpieces, but for some reason, the Prana has a throat bigger than many TUBA mouthpieces!!?!! Here's my ? for you sensei: 1) I suspect a large portion of the issue is with me. I have had much luck with this mouthpiece- just got runner up on a national audition and found out tonight it was due to a little "fuzz" in the sound. UGH. I really need to fix this. I have found that if I focus on my corners and keeping the bottom lip tucked in, it is better, but not gone entirely. -----HOW CAN I FIX THIS? 2) Is it possible that the mouthpiece is just plain unbalanced due to the hideously big throat. . . seriously man, it's nuts. Thanks in advance for any advice! Kisses, Trombonus Rex Valvedly Impared Trumpetist at Heart.