I just did, and I feel that I understand it. I also support doing research. I never said I knew what was best for this player. I merely suggested that a 7c is a good starting point, which it is. You make a good point. I should not have suggested Bach over any other brand. Also, stock Curry and Stork mouthpieces are only $5-10 more than Bach, Yamaha and Schilke prices (about $40 each). I would definitely tell you that they are cheap, especially when compared to a $200+ Monette.