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I just got a Martin Bari ser#188xxx, and need to find a good mouthpiece to match it. I like using a Morgan 7E on altos, and a Morgan 8 EL on my Martin tenor. I really like the EL on my Tenor, so I am thinking that a simular large bore mouthpiece would be the way to go on this Bari. Since I get great intonation on my 1952 martin tenor. So what is everyone using on there vintage Baris? Looking to stay under the 200.00 range. Thanks.
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Saxdaddy said:
I just got a Martin Bari ser#188xxx, and need to find a good mouthpiece to match it. I like using a Morgan 7E on altos, and a Morgan 8 EL on my Martin tenor. I really like the EL on my Tenor, so I am thinking that a simular large bore mouthpiece would be the way to go on this Bari. Since I get great intonation on my 1952 martin tenor. So what is everyone using on there vintage Baris? Looking to stay under the 200.00 range. Thanks.
Mike
I am very undecided between a Meyer and an original Martin mouthpiece, both hard rubber. The sound of the Martin mouthpiece is great (mellow, relaxed and very even), but intonation is far less consistent than with the Meyer mouthpiece. However, I am still experimenting with the Martin mpc :)

Btw, the Martin mouthpiece really sounds like a vintage bari. If you are looking for a powerful sound, it's probably not the best choice for you, but for classic big band work I think it sounds wonderful.
 

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Personally I am using a Jody Jazz Classic (7) with the spoiler. I think it works quite well.
 
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