The Ralph Morgan Mouthpiece 'Making' Philosophy

The Ralph Morgan Mouthpiece 'Making' Philosophy

Author: Teresa Hoskins

 

 There are many differences between Morgan Mouthpieces and other mouthpieces being manufactured today.  A return to the principles of construction and acoustical design used for well over 100 years, from 1808 to around 1910 proves that they worked far better than the modern day ideas used today.  Here is a list of the 'old' characteristics you will find in a Morgan Mouthpiece.  

  •  The curvature (duck-billing) of the beak surface is attributable to early study by Gustave Langenus, which we continue to use in our production.  Removal of a precisely graduated bulk of material in the beak area allows that portion to act as an auxiliary tone generator, enhancing the tone quality and producing much improved response.  This allows much greater power and fine delicate control in all registers.
  • Tips and side rails are contoured to fit the reed, thus producing maximum airflow over all segments of the tip of the reed simultaneously, resulting in superb response in accuracy of playing.
  • Correct baffle configuration generates the required intensity of each harmonic to let you produce a warm rich singing sound without thinning and 'edge' in the altissimo.
  • Chamber and throat designed to duplicate the correct cubic volume which allows you to enjoy a perfect smoothness of scale and response in all registers with virtually no manipulation or fixing of embouchures.
  • Handcrafting, as was done with 100 years ago with the same kind of tools, enabling all the intricate contours needed in the chamber to be faithfully duplicated.  Hand facing, accurate to .0004" assures that each facing is the same, time after time, allowing more reeds to work well for you.

With a Morgan Mouthpiece, you will find that you can relax your embouchure somewhat, take a little more mouthpieces and reed in the mouth and be able to play with a 'warm breath' instead of blowing so hard and feeling winded. Try one and you'll see!

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  • Bruno Vailhé says...

    Hello, I am French and a saxophone enthusiast, excuse my English. I play for pleasure and I am very interested in refacing mouthpièces, I practice it a bit.
    I always look very carefully at the work that is done by the manufacturers.
    I have tried more than a hundred mouthpieces from the most expensive to the cheapest and I have always come back to the Morgan mouthpièce which are for me are the most efficient and the most pleasant.
    I play on a Morgan excalibur 8L which is an extraodinarian piece.
    Bravo Morgan for incomparable quality !

    On Jan 14, 2017

  • Beuf Sylvain says...

    Hi, îm Sylvain Beuf jazz french saxophonist. Îm also the director of the jazz departement of the Versailles high school of music.
    I command yesterdays a Excallibur mouthpiece 9* . i hope this mouthpiece give to me a lot of pleasure with deep sound with a great easy playing.
    I think i will be a Morgan ambassador in France in the future.
    Tell me if any endorsement is possible in the future.
    Regards
    Sylvain Beuf

    On Jul 11, 2016

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