Dear TMers, I currently use a 1 1/4 C mouthpiece for all of my playing, but would like to be able to interchange with a mouthpiece with a smaller cup for certain elements of my playing - such as in Big Bands and Jazz Bands for example. I believe that the 1 1/4 C has a rim diameter of 17.00mm (correct me if I'm wrong), and I would ideally like a mouthpiece with the same sort of sized rim, just a shallower cup so as to facilitate the higher notes more. I realise and understand that nothing can replace practice, and I do not see this as a "shortcut" or "cheating" - simply using the right tools for the job! So basically, I would really appreciate any advice you could give me with regard to a new mouthpiece to try. Unfortunately, money is a bit of an issue, so I don't think that at this time a custom made mouthpiece is really an option, but any suggestions at all would be really appreciated. Many thanks for your help, Chris H.