I have been playing a Yanagisawa 9 metal mouthpiece on a Selmer Mark VI soprano sax. It's a warm sound for a metal mouthpiece but I don't have as much control over the instrument as I'd like. In particular it's hard to play soft. Also, I'd like a little more of an oboe-like nasal sound -- but I don't want to give up the open, free-blowing feel or the power of the Yanagisawa. It’s also pretty good on intonation (for a soprano).
Would I be better off with a smaller Yanagisawa metal mouthpiece or would I find it constricting?
Or can you recommend mouthpieces by other manufacturers (including sizes and material)?
I use Vandoren V16 #3 reeds and I am very comfortable with that reed strength. I play mostly jazz. I guess I’d call myself semi-pro to pro-level.
I know there's no substitute for play-testing a bunch of mouthpieces but I was hoping some of you could steer me in the right direction.