"Proper"? One way is to add baffle, another is to thin out the body. The advantage of the latter is that the piece responds more like a low-baffled piece, i.e., more evenly from top to bottom, and doesn't thin out as much, but still has some of that buzz, brightness, and quick response associated with slim, high-baffled, metal pieces. Hence, Excaliburs are a great alternative to high-baffled pieces when playing with amplified instruments. And there actually is a fair bit of baffle in Morgan's pieces, it's just a rollover design rather than a high step.super20dan said:a fibracell cant squeek. i hated the excalibur too. this is a lousey mpc desighn. morgans other desighns are exceptional -the proper way to make a bright mpc is to add baffele -not subtract material from the mouthpeice body
1. From an article by Ralph Morgan I got the impression all his pieces had medium facings. What's the basis for your assertion that the Excaliburs have a long facing?legato said:The Excaliber has a long facing. Long facing mouthpieces need a harder reed - even when they are open like the 7. Try a tenor reed on your alto Excaliber. That's a real experience.
Yes. Get rid of it.saxdude11 said:Well I've had this one for a while now.. its a 7 ... I have a HUGE problem with squeeking. I have NO CLUE why. I've gone through like 3 ligs.. and 3 different types of reeds. Once my toungue gets going, the squeeking begins. Any ideas?
Sounds like you want the Morgan L chamber. The medium chamber Excaliburs are very focused to my ears.saxdude11 said:Another thing about this piece, I kinda expected a bit FULLER more ballsy tone. Like it plays loud..obvioucly, but not as full as like a meyer or barone. I mean thats just my opinion. Anybody else with me on that? If so, any suggestions on a full LOUD mouthpiece?