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I recently acquired a Morgan vintage 7 for my soprano and was absolutely floored by the perfect intonation (with a Van Doren 2) ... I sound a lot better on the sop (which I've played no more than 10 hrs) than my tenor (over 3 years). :?

I currently use an ottolink STM NY 7 (with Rico Select 3s) but would like to try the Morgan route on tenor, too.

I've read great things here about the Morgan 6C, but what about the others? What Morgan would you recommend?

thanks for any input on this! :)
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In that case, avoid the Excalibur (which is a great piece, but quite brilliant and thus not what you are looking for). I haven't tried a 6C, but it stands to reason that it should give you a dark sound. For my part, I use a Morgan 7L on my Martin Tenor and I love it - the larger chamber works for me on that horn and gives just the right balance of edge and fullness of tone. I've been steering away from a "brighter" tone lately and have been seeking a darker sound, and the 7L works for me. Your mileage may vary, however.
 

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7L with Rico Royal 3 or Vandoren ZZ3: perfect match !!!
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Allo Laurence
Morgan on your tenor,would certainly not be the Excalibur,If you don't want on the bright tone,it is a great mpc,,but I did owned two Morgan in the past on tenor,and the Excalibur is very bright!The Morgan Jazz would be better,or Vintage If he does make them for tenor,,never tried those!
I wish you all the best of luck in your new Morgan,or tenor mpc!
All the best
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I use a Morgan Jazz L ... but on a Buescher. When I had a SA80 II, I tried a Morgan Jazz M which did not work out at all well. So, the L or the C would be better. Better still, get a vintage Brilhart Ebolin!
 

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Pinnman,

A Morgan 6C will have a darker and much fatter sound than a vintage Brillhart.

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Be advised that the Morgan Vintage model is not made with the same extremely high quality hard rubber formula as used in the regular Morgan saxophone and clarinet mouthpieces. If memory serves, I think the Vintage is made with a 30% hard rubber formula. That's the main reason why it has a cheaper price. It's been my experience that the higher quality hard rubber formula used by Ralph Morgan makes a descernable difference in the richness of my sound and amount of projection. In my opinion it's worth the extra money to get one of his regular mouthpieces rather than the Vintage.

It's my understanding that 6C is the largest tip opening that Ralph Morgan will make for the C model.

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Thanks for the info!

Must say that I love the sound of the vintage 7 I have for my soprano, but will keep in mind that one can probably do better, yet.

... if I can find any ;-)

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Roger, Thank you for your comment. On reflection, I think you must be right. Unfortunately, much as I like my various Morgans, the Jazz M experience on a SA80 was not a happy one, but the Ebolin was brill.... hence my slightly tangential suggestion. I would love to have a mpc for tenor with the quality of a Morgan with the sound of an Ebolin, but I will settle for what I have.
 
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