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Some days ago I tried a tenor vintage Brillart Ebolin. I loved it's sound and would like to have one. The problem is that I cannot afford a vintage one and I've seen in this forum that the new Ebolins doesn't have the same quality.

Is there any good quality modern mouthpiece with the same design as the Brillart Ebolin?

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Pi
 

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Isn't there a Runyon that's similar? I can't remember which one...
 

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Thank you very much. I'll search for them.

MM: I've read in the forum that the Diamond Inlay are inconsistent pieces. How about it?
 

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Yeah, I think the Model 22 is the Runyon you want.

Beechlers are not always faced well..you may want to try several. I think (from limited experience) that Runyons may average a bit better out of the box.
 

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By what identifier are you calling the Ebolin vintage? A serial number? I happen to have a couple Ebolins - well, maybe more than a couple. I believe one or two have a serial number.

As a refacer, I'd say they all (older or newer) have great potential :)
 

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Selmer Goldentone and Couf Specials are identical to Ebolins - I don't know if the others mentioned here are identical or just similar.
 

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Similar, I think.

I found the Ebolin to have a very compact and cloudy sound, with stronger mid-hi partials and very clear articulation. My horn has already a compact sound (YTS-62S) and I would like to deepen this quality.

I like also Joe Henderson's sound. The Soloist is in my list, but it is a little different from the piece that I tried.

I just wanted to widen the perspective before going to the shop.
 

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huh? can't afford one? I've bought two off of ebay for less than $50 each (both had serial numbers on the side). I think that ebolins generally go for a lot less than the tonalins and can found pretty cheap.
 

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I'm sorry, my mistake. I saw the price of HR Brilharts and got it as the price of all old Brilharts. :oops: I'm not rich, but not that poor :)

Anyway I'm interested in the design matters and in trying different pieces. I'll try the Runyons and the Hite. The Goldentone seems to be a cheaper Soloist. Is it correct? Which other pieces have that compact, mid-hi sound?

Also, I've seen that most of the pieces with this design are advertised as student pieces. But this design doesn't seems to be necessarily easier to play than others. Why to give it to students if most people prefer other kind of sound?

Thank you all for the answers.
 
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