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    Distinguished SOTW Member/Logician Grumps's Avatar
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    Default Re: Test your Ebay Sleuthing Skills

    I've seen the price of True Tone altos on the rise, but considering the vintage of this one and the out of the ordinary opening bid, it inspired me to look into it a little deeper. Just think about what you don't catch being auctioned there...

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    Thanks, Buck. I think I'm with you now.

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    Default Re: Test your Ebay Sleuthing Skills

    This is why I would never buy a horn on ebay. I simply don't have the time or inclination to do all the researching of horns, auctions, sellers, etc. But then, I'm not in the business. If I want to buy or sell a horn or mouthpiece or some other piece of gear, I'll do it here on SOTW. I'll probably pay more or get less for any particular item, but it sure feels safer here.
    The Martin "Official Music Man" tenor, Barone black tenor, The Martin baritone, Richards Martin Indiana alto, cheap Chinese soprano, Metalite mouthpieces, Plasticover reeds, Nord Electro 2, bunch of other instruments
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    Default Re: Test your Ebay Sleuthing Skills

    Quote Originally Posted by MartinMusicMan View Post
    This is why I would never buy a horn on ebay... it sure feels safer here.
    It sure does MMM.
    My wife, whose ears I trust, said that my sound is much fuller, richer, more powerful and resonant on this set up.
    ... but really folks... my wife said, " It sounds like a saxophone ".

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    Yeah, I'm on board with that as well. I've bought a couple of horns on ebay over the years and am very happy with what I got and what I paid. But, I'm thinking that either those days are gone, or my experience was the exception and not the rule. My last purchase was here on SOTW and I now consider that member a new friend.

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