There is a tooth mark on the bite plate, which is quite smooth to the touch and poses no problems at all for playing with or without a patch. I took the patch off for the photos.The larger tipped NY Meyers offer a bit more volume and meat in the tone, which can be useful for dealing with loud big bands and electric guitars. This is a very nice playing Meyer. With a 2 1/2 Java green reed, it blows much like a Meyer with a 5 tip and a 3 1/2 reed, it is very free blowing and has a big vibrant sound. The item "Meyer New York 7m alto sax mouthpiece" is in sale since Sunday, November 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Parts & Accessories\Mouthpieces".
The seller is "colventwo" and is located in Northcote, VIC. This item can be shipped worldwide.