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Re: The Logo Thread
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2016, 04:52:30 PM »
I was a little hesitant about going forward with a two tone on a $800 instrument, but I think it turned out quite well
Somehow the Selmer logos are always the easiest and best looking ones, at least in my experience.  These look lovely. 

I'm on hiatus right now until I reconfigure/clean/repaint my shop (should take a couple of weeks) and I have a Monopole that I want to tackle when I get back in gear.  Looking forward to that one.  I'll post it to this thread when I'm done.
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Re: The Logo Thread
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2016, 05:24:31 PM »
LeBlanc and Selmer have treated me the best.  Buffet is really hit or miss for me.  Stencils usually dont have a pretty logo, but I do them anyways :)

I look forward to it!
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« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2016, 11:05:19 AM »
I do have a few that have some logo potential. Some are stencils. I have been reluctant to get into logos just yet but its' eventually inevitable or I will be sending parts to Dave to do it before I sell these. I think it makes a big impression on people that see the clarinet, both players and listeners. It's like a really cool antique car with fresh paint, new tires, restored interior;- as well a good engine. If finishing touches weren't important none of the makers would have gone to the trouble. Great work, Dave. I like the Edgware. That is one logo that doesn't read well unless it is highlighted. Commonly I see "Fogware" because someone can't read the engraving without the color.
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Re: The Logo Thread
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2016, 04:07:36 PM »
The one thing that's the worst about logo-ing is the amount of eye strain/steady hands it takes to prime the piece.  Some wood is super soft and can easily be scratched beyond repair. 
In fact, when doing the Horst Moennig logo, some of the logo was a little unclear.  I ended up going deep into what I thought was part of the stamp; it was in fact a grain of the wood.  So I dug real deep into a natural grain, which made the gold seep all the way in there.  Ouch.

It's incredible what a world of difference such a small cosmetic touch can make.  I haven't even begun to work on the Selmer CT, but from a distance one would swear it's fresh off the press! 
I'm fairly certain that doing just this can increase the value, liquidity, or both of an instrument, as people seem to be more apt to purchase a pretty instrument than one that isnt.

SS: I'd be happy to do any and all logos you require!  It's almost meditative, and the end result is definitely worth the strain!  With those stencils that aren't fancy brands, it would be fun to experiment with some interesting color combinations.  (remember that time I did a triple tone McIntyre for Bbrandha?  ;D)
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Re: The Logo Thread
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2016, 04:42:32 PM »
I'm thinking that a pantograph would be awfully handy in reducing motion.  You could mount one of those $20 inspection cameras on the end, near the ink dispenser. (Maybe a technical pen?)  Hm.  Or a jig to hold the barrel steady / slowly rotate it at will while the camera and pen assembly move up and down.
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« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2016, 10:14:53 PM »
Interesting.  I never thought of that! I'll definitely look into it
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Re: The Logo Thread
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2016, 11:16:48 AM »
Unfortunately, the client didn't like the silver "3"  :'(
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« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2016, 02:51:19 PM »
Unfortunately, the client didn't like the silver "3"  :'(

Shame.  That's really nice work, Dave. 
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Re: The Logo Thread
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2016, 11:13:21 AM »
Well, I suppose the client has the last word.  :-\

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Re: The Logo Thread
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2016, 05:29:51 PM »
Unfortunately, the client didn't like the silver "3"  :'(

Well, I like it, and I think you do good work.  I wish I still had the steady hand for that sort of thing.  I might have to send you my Noblet 45 for your magic touches, one of these days.
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Re: The Logo Thread
« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2016, 08:40:40 PM »
Gee, thanks :)

If your Normandy has one of those new-school logos (aka not the shield), it's a bit difficult to use the gilding pen, but I can hand paint it with some enamel or something like that, for even more depth and permanence :D
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« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2016, 09:03:42 PM »
I wouldn't trouble you with any of my Normandies.  They are nice student horns, but not worth the touch. 

My 45, however, is a great player, and the only gilding that remains is on the lower joint, hidden under linkage (isn't that always the only one that never fades).
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Re: The Logo Thread
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2016, 12:55:39 AM »
I don't even want the clarinet, I just want to see that logo turn gold!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Selmer-Omega-Wood-Clarinet-/201661384838?hash=item2ef3f48886:g:DdEAAOSwxg5XzKtA
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Re: The Logo Thread
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2018, 12:31:13 PM »
A two toned Linton bassoon
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Re: The Logo Thread
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2018, 02:11:10 PM »
Selmer Centered Tone before and after.

(And bell stamp)
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