Distinguished SOTW Member/Bass Sax Boss
I inherited an old M.C. Gregory Model B baritone mouthpiece from my father. I love the sound, and the intonation is incredible on my Selmer mark VI baritones. I always used it when recording at home. I looked for another one for decades, but never saw one anywhere, not even in a different facing.
Recently, Morgan mouthpieces acquired the original dies for the M.C. Gregory mouthpieces, and when I heard they were going to make the baritone mouthpiece again, I asked Erik Greiffenhagen at Morgan to keep me posted about progress on this project. Erik sent me a couple of prototypes of the new baritone mouthpiece, called the GM, and I flipped when I saw that it was EXACTLY the mouthpiece I had been looking for for so long.
The new mouthpiece is actually better than my original Gregory. Erik put a small, complex rollover baffle just behind the tip and it adds a little more presence without messing up the intonation or flexibility of the original.
I really love this mouthpiece. There are lots of high baffle baritone mouthpieces that are edgy and loud, but they sacrifice flexibility, like the ability to play large intervals softly in the low register. i like to play loud, but sometimes the music calls for the player to play whisper soft. This Morgan GM has an enormous dynamic range, and lots of depth. It really sounds like a baritone sax, not a tenor with lower notes.