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    04-21-2014, 03:24 PM
    I can't believe the price. Maybe 7 years ago, I purchased one on clearance from WWBW for like $50.
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    04-13-2014, 05:03 AM
    Eye Kwubeck replied to a thread Hailey Niswanger in Eb Alto
    I know what we need: We on SOTW desperately need a female sax player from 60-70 years ago so that members on this forum can take her seriously
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    04-11-2014, 01:57 AM
    I would like to point out a different argument that I've mentioned before: part of the loss in jazz revenue is our own fault because we obsess too...
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    04-10-2014, 04:42 AM
    Eye Kwubeck replied to a thread Hailey Niswanger in Eb Alto
    I'd like to say that I've been on the forum for years and have never, read a comment about the way Brecker/Coltrane/Parker/Redman/Potter dress. Only...
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  1. Sorry to be late in getting back to you bud. Man, $650.00 for an R13 was not bad in 1970. Mine was $550.00 in 1968. I've got 2 Mario mpc's and I just had them resurface the top. I've heard they are Chedeville blanks and I wouldn't be surprised. I've got a student who just got one from Roberto's in "as new" condition and it set him back $1000.00. It's a fantastic piece...sounds like cream with that nice bright center on his 10G and, of course, has that little bit of resistance that's so nice and a dark and creamy sound on my Buffet. I'm still looking, and if I find anything I'll let you know. I've been so busy teaching I haven't had time to get on the web.

    Thanks for the information about Bob...I heard he was an eccentric guy.

    Take care Marty
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    Hi Mustang. Sorry I didn't see your message before. Yeah, like you, I've used my Mario mouthpiece for years, for both jazz and classical. I don't much about how he made them, don't know what blank he used. I went to his house a couple of times in North Hollywood--he worked out of his garage. Nice guy, kind of low key. I bought my Buffet R13 there in around 1970 or so. And I guess I bought the mouthpiece shortly afterwards, that same year, at the recommendation of my teacher. I can't remember what I paid for it. I think the R13 was $650 or something, which my Mom (who paid for it) thought was very expensive.

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46 years of professional playing and teaching on Tenor, Alto, Clarinet and Flute
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Selmer MarkVI tenor 169xxx, King Silversonic Tenor, 1957 model, Keilworth SX90R Silver Plate for travel. Selmer balanced action alto 1935, Buffet R-13 Clarinet 1966, Selmer Series 10G Clarinet 1970, Selmer Series 9* Clarinet 1959.
MS Molecular Biology


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