I have been playing a Yamaha 5c mouthpiece on my bari, with a Rico Royal 2.5 reed (and a BG super revelation lig)
I have acquired a Meyer 7M mouthpiece, and have been trying out some reeds.
I may have misunderstood, or maybe I have never understood, but I'm a bit surprised that I needed a 3 grade reed on the Meyer to get a decent set of notes through the range - the 2 and 2.5 squeeked dreadfully in the upper octave.
Somehow I thought that because the Meyer has a larger tip opening compared with the Yamaha's (2.62mm 103 thou cf. 2.03mm 80 thou) I'd need a softer reed. I thought the larger the tip opening, the softer the reed needed?
Also, given the significant difference between the two tip openings, I also thought I'd struggle to play the Meyer after playing the Yamaha for the past 6 months, but it was pretty instant.
Finally, my BG lig is too big for the Meyer, does anyone know if a BG tenor reed would be small enough? (I guess I could try my alto lig to see if that fits?) The Meyer came with its own lig, so it's not an urgent problem, but I'd prefer the BG lig on it too.