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I have 1955 Martin Indiana, and use stock Yamaha 4C. The 4C works well enough but doesn't have much sound to it and has some weird intonation problems on the Indiana. The sound I'm going for is big and dark, like Sonny Stitt. Ideally I'd like to keep it below $100. I was looking at these on Junk Dude:
https://www.junkdude.com/ProductDetail.aspx?id_product=101

Would one of those go well with the Indiana?
 

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I have had good luck with a Runyon Custom which costs less than $100.00
 

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deftones said:
I have 1955 Martin Indiana, and use stock Yamaha 4C. The 4C works well enough but doesn't have much sound to it and has some weird intonation problems on the Indiana. The sound I'm going for is big and dark, like Sonny Stitt. Ideally I'd like to keep it below $100. I was looking at these on Junk Dude:
https://www.junkdude.com/ProductDetail.aspx?id_product=101

Would one of those go well with the Indiana?
I use a Morgan 7M as one of several pieces on a Martin alto, and I think it works very well. I haven't personally tried a Morgan Vintage, but have heard great things about the quality of Morgan pieces across the board - I don't think you'd be disappointed.
 

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I have a 1926 Martin and use a Morgan Jazz 8M that I bought from Jukedude. Great match for the Martin but cost more than $100.
 

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Thanks for the advice guys.

I think I'm still leaning toward the Morgan Vintage; I have a 1920's-era alto mouthpiece with a large, round chamber that I love. I'm thinking about maybe a size 5, with a .95 tip opening.
 

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deftones said:
Thanks for the advice guys.

I think I'm still leaning toward the Morgan Vintage; I have a 1920's-era alto mouthpiece with a large, round chamber that I love. I'm thinking about maybe a size 5, with a .95 tip opening.
Are you sure about that size equation? A Morgan 5 should be more like a .70 tip opening -- .95 is a pretty huge tip opening for an alto piece! I might recommend a Morgan 6 opening if you are switching from a Yamaha stock mouthpiece - .75 is a good middle-of-the-road size opening that is suitable for jazz and other styles, while .70 might be a little closed for some applications. Just a suggestion, though.
 

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Are you sure about that size equation? A Morgan 5 should be more like a .70 tip opening -- .95 is a pretty huge tip opening for an alto piece! I might recommend a Morgan 6 opening if you are switching from a Yamaha stock mouthpiece - .75 is a good middle-of-the-road size opening that is suitable for jazz and other styles, while .70 might be a little closed for some applications. Just a suggestion, though.
Pssst! pc1234! We're in the tenor mouthpiece forum! ;)
 

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Pssst! pc1234! We're in the tenor mouthpiece forum! ;)
Whoa! Mind-warp. I coulda sworn we'd been talking about alto pieces -- I'm sorry about that.
SO... to get back to the tip size question ... a Morgan with a .95 opening should be a 7 on a tenor, not a 5 (indeed, I play a Morgan 7L on my Martin Handcraft Committee II, and it's great!), and that is also a good middle of the road type tip opening (for a tenor) - not huge at all (for a tenor)... I'll go away now. :oops:
 

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I have several Martin horns. I use a metal German B&S or vintage Brillhart Ebolin on the tenors. Both sound great for jazz. My Martin tenors and altos really don't like the Jody Jazz pieces.
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