After a few years of playing EEb bass for a lower section band (mostly playing frank baernarts stuff), I have now rejoined my old band on BBb bass. Being a higher section band, the music is that much harder and I need to be more in practice. My query is... I used to play a Mike finn 2 bucket on the the BBb that last time that I played, but am finding it very hard to get the clarity at the moment. Should I go back to playing the mouthpiece that I played on the EEb (either a VB 24 AW or alliance 3A) and them move on to the bucket when I am more in practice, or persevere with the bucket? I have a contest at the end of may so would like to sound better for then no matter which mouthpiece I use. Another small question... I have recently bought an old BBb bass (Boosey and hawkes Westminster) so that I can practice at work. Obviously, this is a smaller bore. Would I be better off getting a new leadpipe added so that my MP will fit, or wave one of my mouthpieces turned down to fit. I have always been of the opinion that I should use the same mouthpiece for all playing. Thanks in advance for al the help.