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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #496 on: October 08, 2017, 02:27:56 PM »
I have never in my life seen a metal bass by bettony. Incredible.
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #497 on: October 09, 2017, 06:36:34 AM »

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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #498 on: October 09, 2017, 07:31:56 AM »
Thinking about it, it must be an alternative tough for C#/G#.  I'm not sure why I'd want that.  Maybe for G/G# trills.

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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #499 on: October 09, 2017, 08:25:07 AM »
The majority of articulated clarinets will have that extra key. And yes, it is for C#/G#.
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #501 on: October 16, 2017, 06:54:44 PM »
I am trying to make myself use that extra key on my clarinets. I have arthritis in my left hand and my pinky locks. 40+ years of the usual fingering may not be possible to retrain, though. At least with as little as I play.


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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #503 on: October 17, 2017, 04:32:48 AM »
Oh dear.
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #504 on: October 17, 2017, 12:07:13 PM »
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #505 on: October 19, 2017, 01:46:51 PM »
For those not "in the know", these are not "used" mouthpieces.  They are either 3D printed or factory blanks.
I suspect they are 3D printed, as they all possess the same hue and moulding lines.
Very interesting.
What the world should know about 3D printing of items that will go on to be placed in the mouth is that not all plastics are created equal, and professional and diehard DIY 3D print folks will often use food-grade plastics that are safe and non-toxic, whereas the casual newby might not.  Of course, without a little background, it's virtually impossible to tell which plastic has been used.  Anyway, enjoy:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/31-Vintage-Saxophone-or-Clarinet-Mouthpieces-CHARLES-BAY-ESTATE/142541517804?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140131123730%26meid%3Df100ffc19c5442b7a29fe0bd17886f32%26pid%3D100167%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D232521551016&_trksid=p5411.c100167.m2940
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #506 on: October 19, 2017, 02:34:29 PM »
Do you buy the Bay estate claim?
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #507 on: October 19, 2017, 02:51:14 PM »
I'm not sure I do.  Seems, every time I turn around, there is someone claiming that.
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #508 on: October 19, 2017, 05:57:49 PM »
I'm thinking the majority of them are molded rubber blanks.  That line would be from the split in the mold.  Look closely at the table and rails.  Tables will all need to be shaved a mm or 2 to bring them down to the rails.  The tips are also pretty square and would need a fair amount of work.  I think if they were 3d printed they would be a lot closer to a finished product. 

They certainly are not used as in " As a group they come in used condition with normal wear consistent with use".  Only a couple of them have flat tables, the rest are still rounded. 

The 5th from left, top row and 4th bottom row look like they may have been worked on a little bit, but still nowhere near playable.

They could very well be from the estate.  Seller is shipping from Ventura CA. and according to the Bay website, you can call Jonathan Bay on his cell phone at an 805 area code which encompasses Ventura. 
« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 06:02:28 PM by mechanic »
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #509 on: October 19, 2017, 06:43:11 PM »
Good point, Mechanic.  I have seen some rough 3D blanks, but usually they are a little cleaner than this.
And yes; this is a trove for a facing master, but I'd make a mess of those in short order, I'm afraid!
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