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M/Pieces - Ligs Morgan Fry's Floridated Link

Pete Thomas

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The Floridated Link is a really good mouthpiece, Morgan has kindly leant me one to try, (sorry it's been a bit late getting back to you Morgan).

I find it way better than any Link I have played before, but I have never been a fan of Links so this is very interesting.

I'm still testing it as I can't quite decide yet, but there is a (rough work in progress) soundclip here:

http://www.petethomas.co.uk/music-sounds.html

(Xtremination)
 
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kevgermany

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I love the sound of those links - and Morgan's is the best sounding I've heard (on you tube) so far. Must admit I'm tempted - and to see how it compares to the PPT.
 

Morgan Fry

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I love the sound of those links - and Morgan's is the best sounding I've heard (on you tube) so far. Must admit I'm tempted - and to see how it compares to the PPT.
I have come across many more Links than PPTs, but i think of the PPT as nearer to a good Berg than a Link. a deeper core than a Berg, but more edge and less fundamental than the Link.
 

Fraser Jarvis

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I just recieved my Floridated from Morgan, mine was done from a modern super tonemaster 9* i picked up for £50, which to be honest, although a bit free'r blowing than the Lawton 10 i am used to just sounded stuffy by comparison without that warm focused core i wanted, anyway after Morgan had worked his magic i now have a piece that does it all, although not quite as clean or edgey as the lawton a superb piece nonetheless, and as i explained to Morgan on the phone, i find i am able to get through fast passages much easier with the link as it just plays so perfectly, weras the Lawton, as many Lawtons do has an anoying tendency to squeak or chirp right when you least expect it, so to a degree i must be subcosiously consentrating on controling the Lawton more, hence slowing things down a little.

As for ligatures, i am using a metal B&G Jazz which although fits and works much better than the standard tin foil modern link lig doesent look to good, perticuarly when playing cus all you can see is this bloody great screw on top right in your line of site! so if anyone has a vintage link ligature they would be willing to sell please pm me and i'm sure we can strike a deal.
 

bariandyf

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Hi Fraser Jarvis
thought this might be of interest ....
I also play one of Morgan's floridated links, which started out as a 7* super tone master STM (tenor).
I use a Selmer metal mouthpiece lig, which are about £15 from woodwind and reed in cambridge. It's basically a metal 2 screw lig. Initially it's a tight fit, but what I did was fit the lig to the mouthpiece with a reed in place, then using a small block of wood press the lig down either side of the ridge on the mouthpiece. This makes the lig fit perfectly, sounds great.
 

Fraser Jarvis

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Hi Fraser Jarvis
thought this might be of interest ....
I also play one of Morgan's floridated links, which started out as a 7* super tone master STM (tenor).
I use a Selmer metal mouthpiece lig, which are about £15 from woodwind and reed in cambridge. It's basically a metal 2 screw lig. Initially it's a tight fit, but what I did was fit the lig to the mouthpiece with a reed in place, then using a small block of wood press the lig down either side of the ridge on the mouthpiece. This makes the lig fit perfectly, sounds great.
Hi thanks for the info, is that a Selmer 404 lig?
 

bariandyf

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Hi yes I think it's the same one - sax.co.uk sell a silver version for £50, but the one from woodwind and reed is nickel plated and it does the same job and I think it was £15 plus 1.99 postage.
 
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