Many of you continue to write to me to say how much you enjoy the new Mead Ultra mouthpieces. This arrived today: "The new SM3 ULTRA mouth piece seems to really have a beneficial effect on my playing. I was playing on a SM3.5 which looked more like the old Conn m.p. that came with the horn.I often wondered why Bach m.p. were heavier and not tapered like the SM3.5. Well the new ULTRA works better for me with no idea why. I will add it to my list of things not understood along with women."
Bill Kinnaman USA
Bill, I know how you feel. The Ultra will never let you down, give you hours..no, years of pleasure, and now you've bought it, there's no more money to pay !! Just give it lots of attention ..... ( I could go on !!) SM. For sure this photo, is NOT how I worked out the design of the Ultra: