Having a mouthpiece plated in silver is the best comprise between durability and affordability. The Bach Cornet Mouthpiece line allows a performer to find just the right combination of mouthpiece characteristics to achieve their own sound concepts.
Mega Tone mouthpieces employ more than double the mass of ordinary models to produce the darker sound cherished by many jazz and symphonic players. A slightly larger throat affords less resistance and greater flexibility resulting in warmer, more powerful sound.
Blessing has copied two of the more popular student line mouthpieces, being true to the original dimensions yet saving on costs for the students. These are very good for the beginning/intermediate player.