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OK, I know I already did this for tenor, but I need your guys opinions! Im thinking super session or V16.
 

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I like the Super Session the best. Next would be the S-80 and then the Vandoren. Lately I have found that the stock Yamahas work quite well on a vintage soprano. It is the only mouthpiece that will work on my King straight Bb. Really you need to try them. What brand of horn is it going on and what tip do you prefer?
 

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It is going on a matrin imperial. I like more open or moderate tip openings.
 

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bruce -my king straight is extremly mpc picky too. believe it or not what i found to work on mine was a lakey !
 

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Super session
 

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I had a Martin Handcraft which played great with a Rico Royal graftonite. The RR also works great on my SX90. And its WAY under $100.
 

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Two weeks ago, I tried a couple of V16 pieces at Scimonettis while having a neck cork replaced.

They played very nice. But then I put my Morgan Vintage 7 back on the repaired horn and the difference was amazing - the Morgan was MUCH bigger and fatter in tone. Same with the SS-J compared to the V16's.

This has been my experience with many soprano mouthpieces - many play well by themselves, but when compared side-by-side to the ones I favor - no comparison.

As to comparing the Morgan Vintage (I have 6 and 7) to the SS-J, the Morgans are a bit warmer in tone, but the SS-J still gives me that pop on the high end, plus the intonation is bit more solid, meaning I don't have to search for the tonal center with the SS-J. DAVE
 

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If you can find a Super Session, I, like many others here, think they're great. I love my I.

I got it to replace my Bari 68 hard rubber, which is also an excellent soprano mouthpiece for the money. I think the SS has a bit more colorful sound, but the Bari served me very, very well for years and it was cheap. Probably the most bang for your buck out of any sop mouthpiece on the market, in my experience.
 

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Of all the sub-$100 pieces I've tried, the Morgan Vintage is my favorite. V16 is good but not as good as the Morgan.
 

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You could do a lot worse than a Springer hard rubber mouthpiece for that price. Patrick hand-makes them and is a very approachable guy. Give him a shout. The only problem is he sells direct, so you wouldn't actually get a chance to try it out first, but he does offer a 30-day money back guarantee.

http://www.springermpc.com/mpcprof.html

My main soprano mouthpiece is a Springer .060. I'm pretty pleased with it. I'm really thinking about one of his tenor mouthpieces.
 

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I have been impressed by the Bari sop. mpc.

Another good option is the S-80 in a bigger tip, like F or G.
 

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the supersession is the best rubber sop mpc there is regaurdless of price-i would take one over a otto link slant of which i used to have 2 and sold
 

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The Barone Vintage is a great option, but it's a little more than $100. I guess I'll second (or third or whatever) the Morgan Vintage.
 

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Another vote for Morgan Vintage. Especially on an older horn.
 

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I don't think anyone's mentioned it yet--the Runyon Custom. I believe it's the sop piece Grover played. In fact, after thinking about it, it doesn't seem you hear too much about Runyon's anymore. Did they cease production or something? I remember 3 or so years ago, there were a lot of Runyon threads running--heck, I think there's still a section in the directory called "Runyon Only."
 

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For a dark sound, Bari HR has great value.
 
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