Thanks for the input, much appreciated, i bought a yas 62 and yes, im getting lessons once a week. i just got the synthetic reed and i find it much easier to play and the sound is much better, even the teacher says so. Thanks again for respondingSounds excellent to me.
Especially if you are playing classically, the AL3 will serve you for many a year, it's a great mouthpiece. I just so happen to use one myself, and the TL3 on tenor.
There are two schools of thought on the reed:
1- some say the synthetics are good to start on because it's consistent and therefore removes a variable making learning easier.
2- Others would tell you that you'd be best off using cane reeds because the natural variances between individual reeds will help you learn to adjust and have a more flexible embrasure.
I'm not qualified to tell you which is better, although I will say that I prefer cane reeds because I can get a better sound from them (Not true for everyone, though).
What saxophone are you using, and are you getting lessons?