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I am debating whether to get the Morgan vintage mpc for my Buffet SDA tenor or the Morgan vintage one.

I have heard that the SDA prefers large chambered pieces and the Morgan jazz has a bigger chamber than the vintage one.

Anyone has tried both? Which one is warmer and darker?

Thanks.
 

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hi, I have a vintage MPC for alto and it is a composite, not a pure or high content HR.
I am sure that the Morgan JAZZ has more rubber and a richer sound than a vintage Morgan which has synthetical material mistured to the rubber.

The vintage Morgan sounds really good. I liked it a lot and played today my King Zephyr alto with this piece. I played Isfahan from Duke Ellington. pretty nice sound.

I would go to a Morgan Jazz L, yeah. : ' )
 

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The Morgan Jazz 8M I bought recently is outstanding.
Seems to have it all. Warm and some punch. I have other (more "valuable") mouthpieces I want to like more than this one, but I don't. Nothing has it all, but it seems to the best mix of characteristics I want.
I would expect the larger chamber in the L to make it warmer and darker.
I think the M chamber makes it respond faster with a little more brilliance on the top of the sound.
 

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I've owned a morgan vintage 6 and a morgan jazz 6m. The morgan jazz sounds bigger, richer, fatter, and louder. Though the vintage was a very good piece.
 

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Thanks everyone. If I could try them, I would not have had to post this, would I?
 

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Yellowhorn said:
Thanks everyone. If I could try them, I would not have had to post this, would I?
Correct. There is no "trial" period for Morgan pieces from JunkDude. You buy them, period.
 

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More importantly, there are no dealers selling Morgan or other exotic (other than Selmer, Lebayle, Vandoren, or Rico) mpcs in my part of the world.
 

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sure not. you can get Morgans only in the USA most by dave, junkedude.

great service. but...


who is making the Morgan MPC´s now?? Ralph Morgan is passed away!!
 

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Conn-hunter -

Good point about Morgan's death! But from what I have heard, not all Morgan mpcs were made by him; he has trained apprentices who are now taking on the production of the Morgan brand.

Do we know if this is true?
 

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Conn-hunter -

Good point about Morgan's death! But from what I have heard, not all Morgan mpcs were made by him; he has trained apprentices who are now taking on the production of the Morgan brand.

Do we know if this is true?
Yellowhorn - Ralph's apprentices are "The Mouthpiece Guys", Erik Greiffenhagen and Brian Powell, who are members of the forum. In announcing Ralph Morgan's death in a thread here, Brian mentioned that Morgan mouthpiece production would continue but with some changes. So I expect that it will take some time for everything to get sorted out.
 

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Thanks, Chitownjazz, for this information.
 

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Yellowhorn - Ralph's apprentices are "The Mouthpiece Guys", Erik Greiffenhagen and Brian Powell, who are members of the forum. In announcing Ralph Morgan's death in a thread here, Brian mentioned that Morgan mouthpiece production would continue but with some changes. So I expect that it will take some time for everything to get sorted out.
Would be indeed great if they can take over the Morgan brand. This would assure continuity of the high quality products Ralph delivered.

Hope it will be the case.
 

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Yellowhorn said:
Conn-hunter -

Good point about Morgan's death! But from what I have heard, not all Morgan mpcs were made by him; he has trained apprentices who are now taking on the production of the Morgan brand.

Do we know if this is true?
It's very possible that Erik or Brian actually put the facing on your morgan mpc, not Ralph. Look at their bios on mouthpieceguys.com. Off the top of my head, I think Erik has been apprenticing with Ralph for over 20 years, plenty enough time to learn the ways Ralph made his pieces. Brian also does incredible facing work. I honestly do not see the quality of morgan mouthpieces changing at all. I feel that Brian and Erik will do great work. I am worried that their personal refacing business will be slowed a bit by the business of Ralph's pieces though.
 

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Jacobeid -

I have ordered an 8L Morgan jazz tenor piece. I will let you and everyone know how it turns out!

I am counting everyday until I get the Morgan piece and my Buffet SDA!
 
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