Re: Tenor Sax equipment that will help me get a smooth mellow sound??
I'll be synical here, BUT IMO I don't think anyone in your audience would notice or even care if your sound was bright, dull, mellow, or anything. They are going to like it no matter what!
For example I was djing some house music one night and for the last record I put in some supertramp. Now, this is TOTALLY different than what I was playing before... but did anyone look up? No, they just kept on talking and drinking!
Things would be different if you were playing in a room full of music teachers, jazz professionals, or classical buffs, but I don't think the regular people would notice that much.
as for different mouthpieces, try a bunch of them out... who knows maybe those dreaded selmer 80's (or whatever they are) would work great in your situation!