I've kept quiet about recent GAS attack... I recently had to play my alto, which is a basic Elkart 100AS. It was the first instrument I bought. It was reliable, played OK, but I hadn't played it since I bought my first tenor about 6 or so years ago.
I recently did play it and it did feel a bit clunky and rather harsh sounding. So, when I took my tenor in to Curly Woodwind to be serviced, I asked about getting a decent second-hand alto.
Anyway, several week later, I got a message to say that a Yanagisawa 901 had come in and would be ready in a few days... So I duly went off and bought it.
I surprised my sax teach by turning up with the alto to me lesson rather than the tenor. It plays very well, I like the ergonomics of Yanis, and its sounds much better too.
It came with the Yani 5 mpc and I have a Selmer S80 C* mpc already.
I'm going to the Sax day on Sunday in Liverpool... I suspect mouthpiece GAS may feature...
I enjoy observing GAS attacks in others, so I await your mouthpiece news.
I want to try a Morgan Classical mouthpiece, but nobody in the UK seems to sell them.
(I got a second-hand Morgan 3C for my tenor, and it's great.)
Rousseau NC4 is also excellent if you are looking for a classical sound.