This is an extremely shallow, low cup-volume mouthpiece. The rim is wide, soft, and very round for maximum comfort. It has a high alpha angle for a more gentle slope into the V-shaped cup. The rim and cup of the Beast have been described by customers as being similar to the feel of some of the smaller Marcinkiewicz pieces, like the Candoli. It is not a copy of the Candoli, however. The Beast has the Legends enhanced throat (#27), enhanced throat cylinder length, and Legends S backbore; three design elements which maximize endurance, range and sound for the player. Slotting is excellent with this mouthpiece. The Beast is best for screaming lead and taming those raging upper register licks.