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Hi all, I recently picked up a rubber Berg tenor piece and don't know much about it - just couldn't resist its awesome size. It's marked 160/0 and certainly feels that big though totally manageable with the right reed - I'm using a rigotti 3.5 light on it and its huge and fat, medium bright (brighter with a weaker reed). Not sure I'll keep it as I'm a Link guy so wondering the value and approximate age? Thanks in advance!
 

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Its in that desirable period, '50s-'60s, but a 160 is going to be a hard sell. A few well-known players have used Bergs in steel and rubber of 130 and above. I can't see the table well enough to tell if its the original facing but if it is original you would still have to find a very special player to get more than $200 out of it. Before getting rid of it, maybe you should try one trick that has been used on hundreds of records by Plas Johnson - play it with a Plasticover baritone reed of #1 1/2. He got the biggest, baddest tenor sound of all time that way.
 
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