okay here's the deal I have an air leak where the lips meet right next to the mouthpiece (left side). The mouthpiece is centered ... you can see the ring on my lip is spot on. I point the horn straight (slightly down as it typical) It's there if I play soft or loud. I have always had it ... it was so bad in college that the poor guy who sat next to me wore a windbreaker so his shirt wouldn't get soaked.. ( I swear this is true) My instructors didn't mess with it because I played just fine with it. I just thought I would throw it out to the group to see if anyone had any thoughts or suggestions. I can live with it.. it's not the end of the world. It's a long shot.