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I just ordered a Dave Guardala laser trimmed Studio mp from Woodwind and Brasswind USA. I am based in the UK and it including transport it was still half prize compared to what I had to pay over here. Is there anyone out there having experience with that mouthpiece. I feel a bit guilty as I already have a Otto Link 7* which I am happy with?
 

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I have one and I feel it has more bite than the Links. Plus, I have to push them in and around the corners and breaks a little more than I like. But, they aren't horrible imo. At least you can say you have one (once it arrives).
 

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Hi

I haven't got a studio, but I have got a Guardala King - similar but brighter. I also have a couple of Links, as well. I think the Guardala's a great mouthpiece, capable of a range of tones and blows well from ppp to fff. I also like the Links (and I'm going to give the NY a blow in a few minutes) - they're just different and I play whichever I want depending on my mood.

One thing I'd be interested to hear from you would be how much you get stung for import duties and VAT. I was thinking about ordering a soprano mouthpiece from WWBW, so I'd be very interested in hearing how much the cost is pushed up by taxes.

Enjoy the Guardala when it arrives - I'm sure you'll find it rocks.

Jon
 

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JonF992 said:
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I haven't got a studio, but I have got a Guardala King - similar but brighter. I also have a couple of Links, as well. I think the Guardala's a great mouthpiece, capable of a range of tones and blows well from ppp to fff. I also like the Links (and I'm going to give the NY a blow in a few minutes) - they're just different and I play whichever I want depending on my mood.

One thing I'd be interested to hear from you would be how much you get stung for import duties and VAT. I was thinking about ordering a soprano mouthpiece from WWBW, so I'd be very interested in hearing how much the cost is pushed up by taxes.

Enjoy the Guardala when it arrives - I'm sure you'll find it rocks.

Jon
First off, occasionally they don't bother. If they do, I beleive they sting you the combined cost of goods and shipping for duty and VAT.
The duty is between 5 & 9% depending on a number of things.
The VAT is 17.5%
Ho hum.....
It makes a lousy penalty for 2nd hand deals but WWBW prices are still good value compared to buying from Europe.
 
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