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    I would love to try the MP. Rudy Fernandez 6346 sw 136th ct H102 MIAMI FL 33183 PH#786 239 4329 tks
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    Hi, I've been searching the web for a competent tech here in Portland. I ran across a thread where you recommended a Miguel Maldonado in SE, but I haven't been able to track him down. Was wondering if I could trouble you for his contact info? (Or any others on your list) I've got a '51 Martin Comm III tenor which I really dig, but I want to make sure its playing up to its full potential. Thanks!

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    Thanks for your help.
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    it says you can't accept any more PM's, please delete some so I can respond to your offer!
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    I checked out those Phil-Tone mpcs. They look nice! I enjoy your insights into things, hence the friend invite.
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    Hey Phil,
    I have a Selmer S90 that simply needs repair, not a full reface.

    The issue with the piece is that I was trying to work on it (stupid, but I tried it on a blank and did a good job >.<) and I ended up lowering the rollover baffle too much and messing up the tip rail a little bit (a little sandpaper rub off on it and it needs just to be redefined). The rails, table, window, and chamber are perfectly fine. I bought this piece hand picked from a local store so everything was perfect until I made the small changes I did. I don't this would classify as a full reface so I'm contacting all the gifted refacers I can think of to see who can offer me the best deal. I don't think this job would even take an hour, if even 30 minutes because nothing needs to be measured or anything. What would be the price quote for you?

    PS: your PM's are full

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    Just saw your post in the "shouldn't have played that Selmer" thread that nothing else compares to a Mark VI. Did you hear any of Milomo's (Mike Karn's) recent show broadcast live via Webcam from Small's in NYC? Well, he was on a mid-50s Super 20 (non-SS), and I highly doubt that you or whaler or anyone who declares a Mark VI the living end would have sounded better. In fact, Mike's horn sounded deeper, richer and more vibrant than most Mark VI's I've heard live, many of which had a nasally sound IMO. But I think the late models are the main culprits, and admit that early ones can be deep and full-sounding (e.g. Cliff Jordan on his late 50s Blue Note records). But even these 5-digits don't sound any better to me than a great S20. Listen to the duets with Griffin and Lockjaw from the early 60s. I have always thought Johnny (on a S20) sounded starkly better than Jaws' (on a 5-digit) on all; but then again, Johnny's in my Top 5 for best tone and would have sounded great on anything.
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Mouthpiece maker
Computer Geek, Arm chair philosopher
You wouldnt believe it if I told you..It also bites.
My Instruments:
Mark VI Tenor
Various Phil-Tone Mouthpieces
Bachelors of Fine Arts (Photo)
Masters in Clinical Psychology


Phil-Tone Custom Woodwinds
Custom Mouthpiece Design


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