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Well, they're pretty enough, that's for sure.
 

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Looks like a modifed Chinese or Babbitt metal blank to me.
 

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Twas just a matter of time! Let's see how long it takes the US dealers of P.Mauriat saxes start selling this MP.
 

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Wouldn't it be nice if instrument makers would actually spend some quality time and investment into a mouthpiece that was on par with the quality of the instrument? Novel concept...

Hell, just bite the bullet and go into a coop with Vandoren or otto link or Meyer or whatever...

I bet these mauriat pieces blow alright...might be surprised...
 

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there are los of these mouthpiece around under different brands, perhaps theres a factory that churns out loads of them and people buy them with their brand on it.
ive seen more than 5 different 'identities' for these same mouthpieces.
 

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Has anyone played one of these? Do they play better than say, a stock link for $129.00
 

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Selmer's_glu said:
Look like "someone who will go nameless" is selling the exact same mpc, as their own:

http://www.gis.net/~schwartz/legacyten.htm

Globalism, the global economy, you dig?
That's funny. His copy says how the design and experience led to the development of the new piece. What a lying sack of...oh, never mind.
 

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spiderjames said:
Has anyone played one of these? Do they play better than say, a stock link for $129.00
I've played two of the SBV ones I show on my thread. These had a different baffle and chamber to the P Mauriat one in the photo - little to no baffle and a very open chamber like a Link and they actually costs a little more ($199) because there's more hand finishing to them. They play really good, just like an old school tenor sound you'd expect from a Link style piece. My teacher liked it so much that he bought my demo one so I had to order another! He plays it as his primary tenor piece and he gets a lovely, warm, dark, husky tone from it too. They're CNC lathed then hand finished and the gold plating is very high quality so all in all they're good pieces with a lot of personal attention to each one. The built in lig works well.

BTW I wasn't marketing them, just seeing what anyone thought of them. I can get them for anyone who wants one but I won't be stocking them because the P Mauriat price of $177 is very good value and I can match it (I think I quoted $175 for the higher baffle piece) but I can't better it and if I can't better it then what's the point? :)

Bottom line - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend trying one out if you can find one and I wish P Mauriat every success with them!
 

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Morry said:
That's funny. His copy says how the design and experience led to the development of the new piece. What a lying sack of...oh, never mind.
Yeah I've been biting my tongue on not saying anything about that for a good two months :| They are good pieces though if you ignore all the BS :)
 

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So if relatively cheap Chinese mouthpieces will flood our market soon, this could mean serious competition and maybe even significant price drops for decent quality mpcs! Wait until they will start hand-finishing them (and labor is insanely cheap in China)! This could shake up the market quite a lot.
 
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