Kenny still practices every day from 8am to 11am…. I have visited him at many concerts and he is practicing between sound check and the show… you must put in the itme…..
There is no equipment or magic that replaces good practice time!
It is very important to remember that good practice habits are the only thing that will really improve your playing.
New instruments can be great, new mouthpiece can be great but in the end you must practice… it is so important to get to know the instrument and mouthpiece you are playing…. learn what they do… learn what they cannot do…. Know your equipment!