Just wanted to know if anybody has had any experience with a newer Berg that has been refaced properly. Will it play and sound just as good as a vinatge one after refaced? Mojo-care to chime in?
Are you attributing the brighter sound to their vintage, happenstance, or noting that the chamber designation (/x) seems to work?fyi - One of my contemporary Bergs (my current favorite) is (now ) a 100/2
The other contemporary one is a grained 110/1... Also nice, a bit more edge.
I tried several vintage 100 to 110/0s at Eric's shop, all refaced by him. They all blew well, but all were noticeably brighter in tone than the above two.
Yup. Eric was astonished at how bad the facing curve was on the eBay one I brought in to him. But it cleaned up very nicely, and the cost of buying it plus the refacing was less than most of the vintage ones out there.If you are planning to reface buy the cheapest one you can get...I have recently done a few modern bergs and they were pretty poor...The final results were a mouthpiece that is a lot of fun to play.
Stumbled on this thread. I bought a new HR Berg 115/0, 6 mos. ago and it's a definite keeper. Responsive with that nice "Berg" core. I just tried two HR Bergs both 115/1 and they werent very good. The corner of the tip on one was misshapen so badly it shouldn't have left the factory imo.My experience is that the newer hard rubber Bergs play better, overall, than the old ones. Refacing is most effective when dialing in a mouthpiece that is close to target. I recommend trying some newer ones to start that leg of the hunt.