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Make and Model lists and research / Re: French Selmer Alto Valuation ??
« Last post by Abraxas on January 18, 2021, 06:42:06 PM »
Discovered a small crack in a tenon. Revealed to buyer. Says it's ok with a discount $1500. Hope to send this out this week
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Picture uploaded for posterity
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All about Clarinets / Re: Playing in the second octave
« Last post by DaveLeBlanc on January 18, 2021, 02:45:32 PM »
In terms of mouthpieces, the Geo M Bundy 3 can be found for about $20 or less, and it's GOLD. Most people won't really need anything better unless they're going pro.
$20? That must be a typo...
Here's one for $20 + $5 shipping. It's a great practice piece for sure.
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Make and Model lists and research / Re: French Selmer Alto Valuation ??
« Last post by DaveLeBlanc on January 18, 2021, 02:44:05 PM »
I mean, in my experience you could wait another several months to get the price you want, or just go for it now

Dave's Law: given enough time, you will always get the price you want.
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All about Clarinets / Re: Restoring clarinet keys using a vibratory tumbler
« Last post by modernicus on January 18, 2021, 12:09:19 PM »
Most of my clarinets are something other than  nickel plated.  None of those that were have the plating in good shape, even aside from just surface haze.  Anyway, I left everything running a couple more hours and then pulled the keys out, probably around 14 hours.  They look very good.  The polishing looks to me to be gentler than hand polishing with wheels/compounds of various sorts, so no worries there.  The screws that backed out were easily found by dumping the media through a seive.  I'll make sure all are tight next time.  I may do hand some touch up on some of the more significant remaining scratches that happened from mishandling from the instrument's past. I foresee, just as claimed, unplated material keys that are fundamentally in good shape, just dull, will come very nice with virtually no effort.  Overall I'm quite pleased.  Cleaning is the next step and then I'll post some pics.
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All about Clarinets / Re: Playing in the second octave
« Last post by TMHeimer on January 18, 2021, 10:14:42 AM »
I guess you could get something for $20. Last time I looked the upline mouthpieces were like $80-$100. But like ligatures, they all play. As long as you get one that allows you to get all the "normal" notes (ie. not double high C....), stick with that. Then get quite good and go through the phase of trying everything under the sun. Then find one you like and stick with it forever (life is too short). I've used 2 mouthpieces since 1975 and they play almost identically.
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All about Clarinets / Re: Playing in the second octave
« Last post by LarryS on January 18, 2021, 08:11:48 AM »
In terms of mouthpieces, the Geo M Bundy 3 can be found for about $20 or less, and it's GOLD. Most people won't really need anything better unless they're going pro.
$20? That must be a typo...
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All about Clarinets / Re: Restoring clarinet keys using a vibratory tumbler
« Last post by windydankoff on January 18, 2021, 08:01:25 AM »
Last time I used it, I threw in one nickel plated key for testing. Most of the haze came off, not all of it. Anyone else try it on nickel?
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Make and Model lists and research / Re: French Selmer Alto Valuation ??
« Last post by Abraxas on January 18, 2021, 06:08:54 AM »
Got a counter offer of $1600. I'm thinking of coming back with another of $1700. That would be less 10% that is Ebay's cut. I can really use the money, let me tell you.
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I haven't seen him around in a while.
I wonder how he's doing. Hope he's okay, Tinker's a pretty cool dude
Yes, great contributor here!
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