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No, that's not a steam ship (though I like the idea of taking a trip on the SS Berg that doesn't involve an ice-Berg): it's a mouthpiece. I have a great old Berg, @1965 or maybe a little earlier, a scoopbill 110/2 M. I bought it in 1968 (the summer after the Summer of Love) and I do love it, but I have some issues with it. Ed Zentera has declined to work on it, so I'm looking for someone else -- even MORE of a mouthpiece genius:shock: ! Anyone interested? If you are, please send a PM and I can give you more particulars.

Meanwhile there's a piece on eBay that seems to be more or less exactly like the one I have; mine's a tad older, but it's the same idea (only mine's not blue; I don't know what they've done to some of the photos, but that is a very unnatural color for stainless steel). Have a look:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Berg-Larsen-Scoop-Bill-Tenor-Sax-Mouthpiece_W0QQitemZ320156421457QQcmdZViewItem
 

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I have a hammer...

But seriously, Mojo might take this one on.
 

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Thanks, Hak. You'll notice I carefully revised my dating for the Summer of Love -- though in my own defense I must say that everything came to Mississippi later than everywhere else. The Summer of Love is still about 10 years in the future down there!:D

I'll get in touch with Mojo. Good suggestion. Unless someone else pops up. . . .
 

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I queried Mojo, but then I noticed a line on his website that says he "generally does not work on stainless steel pieces":( . I guess he's not a masochist!:D

Anybody, anybody, anybody interested?
 

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John Reilly did one of my friends bari bergs. Opened it from a 95 to 110
 

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No, but hornimprovement knows how to get in touch with him.
 

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Reedsplinter said:
I queried Mojo, but then I noticed a line on his website that says he "generally does not work on stainless steel pieces":( . I guess he's not a masochist!:D

Anybody, anybody, anybody interested?
I believe mine was the last one Mojo worked on and said his wrist was hurting him so much he couldn't work on any for a few days! Sorry:(
 

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Honeyboy said:
I believe mine was the last one Mojo worked on and said his wrist was hurting him so much he couldn't work on any for a few days! Sorry:(
Yep. That's why I'm looking for somebody who's a genius refacer AND a masochist! Hmm -- this is going nowhere. How about this:

Looking for a potential mouthpiece martyr! You too could be St. Bonirefacer of the Berg!
 

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Honeyboy said:
I believe mine was the last one Mojo worked on and said his wrist was hurting him so much he couldn't work on any for a few days! Sorry:(
Actually it is my shoulder that hurts almost all the time. SS just kicks it up a couple of notches.
 

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Honeyboy said:
I believe mine was the last one Mojo worked on and said his wrist was hurting him so much he couldn't work on any for a few days! Sorry:(
I've been slowed considerably since early September on account of recovering from the last SS project I'll be taking on for a while. I've been able to hit a few HR pieces here and there and have made slow progress on a handful of STMs.

This is really tough work, my friends.
 

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Actually it is my shoulder that hurts almost all the time. SS just kicks it up a couple of notches.
I'm starting to feel a little guilty here...:( If it's any consolation, Mojo, I really love the piece.:)
 

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Because of the nightmare of SS my personal Berg is a work in progress. Sounds good, the table is nearly flat but it need further adjustment :cool:

I wont work on SS for anyone but me.
 

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See? I think I'm doomed. Nobody will touch this with a 10-foot pole.

Well, maybe I could get this guy:
 

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hornimprovement said:
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John Reilly does excellent work. He is out in OC(LA suburbs) near me. He also plays bass sax (along with most other woodwinds!). You can reach him at: [email protected]
Here is a thread where several players mention their positive experiences with his mouthpiece work: http://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthr...t=55161&page=2
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Here ya go. Tim Price also says John is the REAL DEAL.
 
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