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I don't recognize anything about it.
 

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Looks really rough, particularly towards the tip rail. As long as it play well, right?
 

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It does play pretty well, in spite of the look of it--its mine now anyhow, so I better like it...

The rubber really sings, I may send it to someone at some point to clean up the tip rail though--its pretty much non existant right now...

The pics make the area near the tip look a bit worse than it actually is also, interesting quality to the sound; but it is very centered...
 

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Phil Barone said:
Looks ruined to me....
Ain't ruined if it "plays great", wot? :D
 

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How can you ruin a crappy mouthpiece like a berg to begin with, Phil?

Just kidding. I looked at the piece some more today, it doesn't look pretty, thats for sure, but I used it on a gig tonight and it worked well. The thing gets a good seal, seems pretty good with reeds, and has a presence I miss with my other alto piece, but I attribute that to the rubber. I am as surprised as anyone else that is plays...
 

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A while back, I introduced this Yamaha 4C to a drill press. It plays far better than it looks.
 

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That mouthpiece was refaced by garbage disposal or a 3 year old with mommies nail file. Either way it beats having to play something pretty and new. I mean cmon anyone can do that. To be a real player you can't play on anything that reflects light or is smooth.
 

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Well, I have played pieces that looked pristine and felt as dead as a doornail, which this does not, so....
 

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My guess would be Mike Blanchard but I would expect a higher level of workmanship. He used to work out of The Sax Shop and trained with Frank Wells. Did Paul have any ideas?
 
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