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I'm looking to sell this mouthpiece and have no idea what its actually worth. I've heard a few things about these pieces, and could use some solid input.

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P.S. I haven't played it yet. The tip opening is just way too small for me. I've already got a great classical piece.

Here's some pics - please look. Its a Selmer Soloist D.
 

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You consider D a small classical opening???
 

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BBJQSAX said:
I haven't played it yet. The tip opening is just way too small for me. I've already got a great classical piece.
Well, the soloist is hardly a Classical piece (whatever that means, really). It appears to be a long shank soloist, on the current vintage market cheaper than a short shank which the most sought after. D is desirable because it can be opened by a good refacer and worked on.

150$....maybe a little more 200$. It is a Jazz player.;)
 

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milandro said:
Well, the soloist is hardly a Classical piece (whatever that means, really).

Trynt Kynaston uses a Soloist for classical.

And a classical mouthpiece is a mouthpiece you use to play classical music:)
 

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My thoughts exactly.

Yep, a D is what I'd use for classical. I prefer slightly larger tip openings than the standard C-star, but I do love my NC5 for classical performance. So I'm not planning to keep this one. Although I might just play it before I sell it just to make sure!

Thanks, guys. I really appreciate it.

Rahsaan
 

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I bought a D tenor and a D alto from Wichita Band about four years ago for $90 each, as I recall.

Classical or jazz?: They are standard Selmer mpc's from thirty odd years ago or thereabouts, and now quite sought after. D would be on the wide side for classical though.
 

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Martinman said:
And a classical mouthpiece is a mouthpiece you use to play classical music:)
Someone should have told Joe Henderson that he was using the wrong piece for the wrong music then! :)
 

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I think from looking at the pictures it's definatly a Burmeese rubber soloist,
Made from rubber from the finest tree's on earth and only available in small limited quauntities if ever especially with the current situation.

I've seen these babies bring $1,000 but if i were you i'd hold on to it might be worth $1,500 next year
 

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I've seen these babies bring $1,000 but if i were you i'd hold on to it might be worth $1,500 next year
this must be the biggest tongue in cheek I've seen in a long time.....:shock: :? :)
 

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in good orig shape, no damage....$150, on ebay maybe $200. even long shank soloists D'
s aren't just laying around everywhere.
 

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The true worth is relative...

Remember, it's only worth what someone will give you.
If the piece belonged to old uncle Herman from when you were a little kid, then there is sentimental value also.
On today's market, I would say that $150-$200 seems fair but that is only a estimate. If you put it up for sale on E-Bay, People will inevitably try to
outbid one another until the price tops out at $250 to $280 or so...
This piece, on alto, would be perfect for Jazz, or Classical.
Kenny Garrett plays one of these, he sounds great, although I'm not sure if his is long shank or short shank.
The "D" facing is a good tip opening, about a .075" thousands of an inch,
comparable to a new Babbitt Meyer 6M, or a Otto Link Hard Rubber Tone edge
6 facing.
With a good reed, this piece would really sing!
I'll give you 50 bucks right now.....you guessed it , I'm cheap
 

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milandro said:
Someone should have told Joe Henderson that he was using the wrong piece for the wrong music then! :)

Yea, silly Joe....:)
 
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