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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #570 on: February 27, 2018, 08:11:57 PM »
Thanks for the info.
Do you think the seller is purposefully trying to scam potential buyers? If so, I can report the item to eBay for fraud.
It would be good if others could as well to add fuel to the case.
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #571 on: February 28, 2018, 02:54:28 PM »
Thanks for the info.
Do you think the seller is purposefully trying to scam potential buyers? If so, I can report the item to eBay for fraud.
It would be good if others could as well to add fuel to the case.

Well... that's a bit of an issue. The seller is a music store and repair shop that is notorious for building "parts-bin" instruments and then being evasive about their true nature. The likelihood of this being intentionally misrepresented is quite high. But without any legally defensible way to prove it (and even posting their name is fraught with risk) all you can really do is send out the warning for the most flagrant instances, like this one. Besides, I've heard that eBay doesn't pay much heed to reported items.
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #572 on: February 28, 2018, 06:58:37 PM »
His prices are pretty hefty and apparently can’t spell ...
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #573 on: March 10, 2018, 06:20:52 PM »
Here is another, seldom seen gem among the standard Pedler student fare that nobody wants and nobody can sell.  This is a Pro-model large-bore 17/6 in Grenadilla with silver keywork and the "Pedler Appliance" in lieu of a conventional crow's foot.  It was made in the mid-late 1930s.  While not shown, it also will have 4 individual top joint trill key posts.  An excellent price at the opening bid, and perhaps a very good price even with the BIN, provided the wood is crack-free, and keys aren't marred.  I see no glaring defects, but without an abundance of good photos, more info will be required from the seller, of course.  Quality to value, this is my Pedler Pick of The Week.  Among the 17/6 wooden MBIC Pedlers, this is the one to have.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pedler-clarinet-vintage-wood-winds-Elkhart-with-original-case-antique/282875600881?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #574 on: March 12, 2018, 07:32:20 AM »
"Pedler Pick of The Week"  - I like that. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #575 on: March 14, 2018, 08:52:00 AM »
Not really good stuff but this amused me.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Yamaha-YCL-631II-Alto-Clarinet-Full-Adjustment-by-Fedex/183004385175?epid=21012653053&hash=item2a9be94f97:g:khgAAOSwQN5aUf~T

I've had instruments "adjusted" by parcel delivery companies.  I wouldn't recommend them.

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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #576 on: March 14, 2018, 10:57:04 AM »
Ha! I think I’m in the wrong profession..
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #578 on: March 25, 2018, 11:56:05 AM »
Zigzigy,
Wow.  Time to sell my McIntyre!
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #579 on: March 25, 2018, 05:49:33 PM »
I have the great misfortune of owning two McIntyres, neither of which is complete.
The most complete one is missing its original bell and barrel. The other one is missing all of the keys on the upper stack.

I believe they are NOS pieces, unfinished when McIntyre went bust. Neat piece of clarinet history, but completely useless for resale value.

On a related note, whoever ends up winning that one in the auction has their work cut out for them in terms of repadding it. Phil and I have both tried and it's nearly impossible to get the McSystem key springs to actually work. Crikey.
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #581 on: March 25, 2018, 06:33:28 PM »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/kohlert-metal-alto-clarinet/123041161762?hash=item1ca5d32222:g:2MoAAOSwYutauBA6

This one appears to be in much better condition than mine, although I only paid like $80 for mine so I can't complain too much.

These are quite rare, but I don't really need another one.
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #582 on: March 26, 2018, 03:30:39 AM »
I'm tempted...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Prototype-Bb-Basset-Clarinet-Horn-Wood-No-Cracks-As-Is-Read-Description/112892229609?hash=item1a48e6b7e9:g:mE8AAOSwLq5arWA1

Why would you do this to a Bb.  Isn't all the repertoire for basset clarinet in A?.

It's the excessively flat E and F that would worry me.  He doesn't say how the corresponding B and C are.
 If they are reasonably good then I wouldn''t know how to fix the bottom register.  Stephen Fox claims to be able to make such an extension but, for French clarinets, it involves modifying the original lower joint in some way.  I suspect it might need some modifications to the bore and/or repositioning the tone holes.

http://www.sfoxclarinets.com/Basset.html

I saw one that Daniel Bangham was converting to a Basset.  He cut the lower joint in half before the flare started and grafted the new piece on there.


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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #583 on: March 29, 2018, 07:15:20 PM »

 whoever ends up winning that one in the auction has their work cut out for them in terms of repadding it.

That would be me :)
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Re: Good stuff on ebay
« Reply #584 on: March 29, 2018, 08:05:56 PM »

 whoever ends up winning that one in the auction has their work cut out for them in terms of repadding it.

That would be me :)
Please let us know how that nightmare goes. I use my McIntyre for a display piece more than anything, especially since I just can't get the throat B working. Ugh....
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