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I'm visiting my parents in Moscow, Idaho, and stopped by Keeney Brothers, which is a great local music shop. Not a huge selection of wind instrument gear, but they sometimes get interesting things, especially since the University of Idaho is home to the Lionel Hampton School of Music and Keeney Bros does a lot of horn repair. They had a bunch of used mouthpieces that they were practically giving away, so I snatched a couple up.

The first is the mystery to me. The brand seems to be "Nemo," and the tip opening is 3*, but I don't have my alto with me to see how open it really feels. The rubber seems to be decent quality and it's a Meyer clone, so I'll be interested to see what a good refacer can do with it. Here are some pics (my PhotoBooth program had mirror-image on for some reason, so it's flipped):

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The second isn't such a mystery. It's a Runyon 88, which I've never tried before, in mint condition! Tip, rails, and chamber look to be very even. No idea how open it is, no markings on it besides "88 Runyon," but I look forward to messing around with it when I get home.

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Best part about these finds: ten bucks each. Guess they weren't moving through used alto pieces very quickly in rural Idaho! So, even if they're both lemons, I'm not out much, and it'll be fun to see what can be done with them.

If you're ever in Moscow, give Keeney Bros a visit, they're good people with a good shop and they're fighting the good fight against the Guitar Centers of the world.
 

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That one is probably a NEMC for National Educational Music Center or something like that. As I recall, they are/were a company in NJ that did rental programs of student horns. I have seen NEMC on mouthpieces in large font but they were just basic plastic ones.
 
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