Well I tried out one of my college's picc's for the first time today (first time I've ever played one of these little things). It's great fun! I was very happy that I could play a nice F on it, but the F# and G were not quite there. I've got a few stupid newbie questions to ask though: 1) How do you hold the thing? (This is a Yamaha Custom 4 Valve) It has a finger hook, but I thought you used the little finger for the 4th valve? 2) What about tuning? I was suprised to see there were no movable slides - unless alternative fingering is the norm? Anyone have a fingering chart in that case? 3) I was using my Schilke 15B - a mouthpiece I bought primarily for lead playing. I got a bigger (nicer) sound on my Bach 1 1/4C but the range was cut to shreds using that mouthpiece (That may have been affected by my attempts to play Brandenburg for 30 minutes straight though ) The sound with the Schilke was still pretty nice though - my question is are there specialist 'picc' mouthpieces, or is the 15B ok? I'm definitely going to pick one of these up at some point though - I enjoyed it a lot! Cheers, Jack.