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Has anyone ever heard of a Thunderbolt mouthpiece. What info that I have is that they were distributed by Leblanc and were designed by Ralph Morgan and were discontinued about 2 years ago. I any of this true?

I have a chance to pick some up for my web store and I am trying to see what I am getting in to. I had not heard of this mouthpiece.

Let me know what you know.

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I remember them being available for many years and seem to vaguely remember trying one a long time ago. I don't recall being overly wowed by it.....
 

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OK, I have got more info on the Thunderbolt. It is looking like it was made by Yani (not Morgan) and has a high baffle amd is gold plated. According to something that was found on the Leblanc web site:

"The Thunderbolt soprano, alto and tenor mouthpieces are specifically designed for the ultimate in high end jazz performance. The power chamber provides great projection and a well focused sound.

The baffle and chamber allow the sound to be extremely varied, from a crackling thunderbolt to a cat's meow. Expressive, flexible, and reed-friendly, Thunderbolt facings allow you to maintain amazing control."

Leblanc had a retail price of $236. Do you think that $100 would make these mouthpieces a deal?

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Hi, I recently got a thunderbolt mouthpiece for my alto. I've had trouble choosing a reed that suits the mouthpiece - the tone is very thin. Has anyone had success with this mouthpiece? If so - might you have any advise on reeds? Thanks!
 

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Hi, I recently got a thunderbolt mouthpiece for my alto. I've had trouble choosing a reed that suits the mouthpiece - the tone is very thin. Has anyone had success with this mouthpiece? If so - might you have any advise on reeds? Thanks!
Have no experience with Thunderbolt mouthpieces, but La Voz reeds are good if the tone is too thin. Rigotti Gold is another option but they can be difficult to find.
 
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