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Offline jordan.1210

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Re: Good luck, eBay seller
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2018, 06:25:20 PM »
Congrats everyone! Said clarinet now has a bidding option! Opening bid is... $4000!?!
I spend way too much time looking at instruments I probably shouldn't be buying.

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Re: Good luck, eBay seller
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2018, 07:28:31 PM »
Sweet, what a steal. Who wants to starts bidding war
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Re: Good luck, eBay seller
« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2018, 02:51:48 PM »
How does a clarinet stored in the desert end up with mold all over it?  Ewwwww

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Noblet-Paris-Model-27-Clarinet-Ser-97961-Made-in-France-Needs-Overhaul/163207068176
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Re: Good luck, eBay seller
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2018, 03:28:34 PM »
Matt Stohrer (Youtube him, or check out his website) makes the same arguements, and cites this as the reason he got into sax repair in the first place.  He even equates what many techs perform as essentially voodoo (my word, not his), and mentions once spending 300 bucks on a "repair" only to be unable to tell any difference in playability.  It's a shame, but most sax technicians are not great at their craft.
I have corresponded with Matt about this issue, and this is the main reason that I got into sax repair; I once spent $300 on a repair from a notable shop in San Francisco...the horn played OK but with difficulty and my son's WW teacher said that it could play a lot better. When the horn was returned it was completely unplayable, but this made it more obvious what was wrong and there my journey began.
I have also found that applying the same perfectionist approach to clarinets is: 1) Much less effort and 2) Surprising how much better they can be
Even though I'm mostly retired, I still only repair the my own horns and the horns of my friends
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Re: Good luck, eBay seller
« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2018, 11:34:38 PM »
Unless you have a good set-up (process, all the tools, etc.) and plenty of experience with the harder repairs on high end machines, it's difficult to make good coin on honest repairs and improvements among the masses.  It's a good part time gig, and of course--a labor of love for a good many of us.  Matt is not far from me, geographically, and seems like a very knowledgable, interesting guy.  I may have a job for him on my best sax one of these days.  What he's done is quite impressive, and what a unique shop he's got.  I certainly can think of nobody else as close I'd trust as much to do a meticulous refurb.
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Re: Good luck, eBay seller
« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2018, 03:36:31 PM »
I spent like 25 hours on a full resto of a C melody saxophone.

I made around $250 profit, which per hour is pretty terrible
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Re: Good luck, eBay seller
« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2018, 08:44:43 PM »
I really want Matt Stohrer to overhaul my '48 10m. I don't think he's accepting more work at the moment though . . . .
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