Thanks but moved away from that mpc a year ago.. I probably meant sound as opposed to tone..Tone comes with time. In the early stages, what you need is a reliable mpc that you can get on with. That’s why the Yamaha 4C is popular. When you’ve developed you can branch out and try various ones.
If you can't get out a note try a much softer reed OR a much more resistant reed. Yanagisawa only started making mouthpieces as many of their customers were complaining about the difficulty of finding a decent mouthpiece - apparently. Yani' mouthpieces are usually regarded for their quality. If you do not have the capacity to measure or guesstimate the tip opening try softer / harder reeds.Thanks Colin the bear i can at leste mail them now nd find out. Its a no 3 cant get a note out of the thing...LOL.. But there again..