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Hey guys,

Anyone you'd recommend within Australia to work on mouthpieces?

I've been in touch with a few guys but am needing someone that'll work on metal - need a table flattened on my Link.

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I'm just working on a tenor florida link at the moment that was dropped and I think the guy is going to be very happy. I studied with Miles Faherty in fort worth and made several trips to study with him over the years. He learned from the great Claude Humber of Dallas, I have copied the original book of calude's which has everyone in it, the whole ellington band, coltrane, parker, lester young you name it.Its an amazing book as it has all the specs of nearly every great american saxophone player, the facings, tip openings etc....
 

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Dirk and Mark Spencer are both great guys and excellent at their crafts.
Dirk always has killer horns around too, and does exceptional overhauls.

Mark is an old friend and I’ve had the pleasure to play many mouthpieces that he has worked on, including his own.

You cannot go wrong with either of these two.
 

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Just got a sop piece back from Dirk, plays so much better. had a metal tenor piece done by Gabriel, was expensive and not finished that well (in my admittedly limited) opinion.
 

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odd question: what is the ballpark cost in australia for refacing? i cant find any guidance
 

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odd question: what is the ballpark cost in australia for refacing? i cant find any guidance
Mark Spencer is around the 175 mark I believe.
Check out Max at Avel Sound Concept in Singapore. Great service, great pricing
 

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Mark Spencer is around the 175 mark I believe.
Check out Max at Avel Sound Concept in Singapore. Great service, great pricing
thanks very useful
 

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Marks work is second to none.
I recently had him reface my old Mark Spencer piece.
This is one of his very early pieces.
It was already great and is now spectacular.
I think it cost me $150.
Mark was hesitant to send it back to me as it played better than his own personal piece.
 

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Marks work is second to none.
I recently had him reface my old Mark Spencer piece.
This is one of his very early pieces.
It was already great and is now spectacular.
I think it cost me $150.
Mark was hesitant to send it back to me as it played better than his own personal piece.
That’s good. In mid 2019 he quoted me “ $180 for rubber and $220 for non-ferrous metal (no steel)” so $150 is good. Consistency in pricing is also good too. He does do great work though.
 

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That’s good. In mid 2019 he quoted me “ $180 for rubber and $220 for non-ferrous metal (no steel)” so $150 is good. Consistency in pricing is also good too. He does do great work though.
I’m not certain on that price, but I’ll look for our correspondence to confirm.
 

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I’m not certain on that price, but I’ll look for our correspondence to confirm.
Just found it and yes it was $150 for the reface.
This was back in April last year.
Mark said this piece was produced in the period he was experimenting on the Bob Franceschini piece.
Same type of piece as Julien Wilson’s.
 

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Mark Spencer is around the 175 mark I believe.
Check out Max at Avel Sound Concept in Singapore. Great service, great pricing
Hey Benn, thanks for recommending me!

I have quite a few customers from Australia and shipping to/from Singapore is fast and cheap.
 
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