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I have been searching for information on Buffet Crampon sax mouthpieces, including ones that I think were made for them by Riffault. I stumbled on an interesting blog called Stuff Sax http://stuffsax.blogspot.com/

I couldn't see who has been writing the blog - maybe it is someone on SOTW. Does anyone here know the writer ?

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Yes, the writer is on SOTW. I hope he won't mind if I disclose his identity (he himself has posted links to his blog): he is Mark Fleming.
 

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Now that's funny, I stumbled on the same blog just a week ago. Maybe we use the same search terms, Rhys...
 

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Yes, the writer is on SOTW. I hope he won't mind if I disclose his identity (he himself has posted links to his blog): he is Mark Fleming.
Great - I enjoyed reading the blog and hope to be able to draw on his knowledge.

Thanks

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Now that's funny, I stumbled on the same blog just a week ago. Maybe we use the same search terms, Rhys...
Hi Dirk - I wouldn't be surprised !

I am still on the hunt for a bari mouthpiece that may or may not exist. And I am learning as I hunt, thanks to some helpful and knowledgeable people on SOTW and elsewhere.

All the best

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I found this blog a few weeks ago, I found a lot of his stuff interesting! (especially the recent article about Herouard et Benard-I have a few random ligatures of theirs, apparently.
 

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Fact is a lot of good mouthpiece...very good mouthpieces can be made from old no name blanks.

The other fact is that it can take a lot of work and that work takes a high level of skill. If you cant do it yourself you will end up spending some significant money and if its not what you want you will never recover it.

...thats why a lot of these old pieces sit in drawers.

I sold a lot of old rebuilt pieces on ebay last year before leaving the country. There were some very good pieces for well under 200 bucks....but most players dont want to gamble. Also a player selling a piece rebuilt for me would have gotten less money than If I sold it....so, yes its very possible...but Im not sure its the ideal path for someone who is not skilled in mouthpiece work (for one thing...butt/bias cuts, take practice...more time, and more skill. Its easy to end up with a door stop.

...anyway..cool blog (I bookmarked it) and its always fun to read Marks Writing.

I keep looking for the FlemTone Ads...I think he should include at least one!
 
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