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Years ago My biggest regret was selling a Metal Florda Link Bari MPC. Should never of done it!!! Thought I could find better - never did. Too Late now.

What have you regretted selling?

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Sometimes I regret selling my SS Berg 105/3. Even if I had it though, I wouldn't be playing it with any regularity. It had qualities I haven't quite been able to find in other mpc's. My Barone T/C comes close enough though.

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My guardala Branford Marsalis alto mouthpiece ,and my refaced Florida link tenor mouthpiece

But to be honest there are more things that I regret not buying .
 

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I let go a Leblanc (Paris) System tenor sax, bought in 1968. I was too immature to understand what a fine horn it was; I felt short-changed because a band director (who likely got a kickback on the deal) talked me into it instead of a Mark VI. And yet it was a superb instrument. I wish I still had it.
 

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I've sold so much stuff over the last couple of years. a couple summers ago I sold 18 mouthpieces, including a NY Meyer 7 for alto. I have sold two Rast soloists that I wish I kept.
 

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I regret selling time. What a maroon I've been!
 

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Grumps said:
None of it.
It had to go and I'm better for it.
Really good theory. Don't look back with regret, look forward with great anticipation. I'm not sure who said that, if anyone, but it sounds good to me.
 

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Not sax-related, but I sold an old Hofner Club 40 electric guitar for £30 to buy a wedding ring. Worth hundreds now. It's a shame, but wouldn't my wife look silly with a guitar hanging from her finger?
 

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I haven't actually managed to sell any saxes yet - just buy them - so my contribution will have to be the 1962 Fender Jazzmaster.
 

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My regrets...

A 1920's silver plated Martin Bass Sax sold for - $250
A 1960's low A 'DABICO' Baritone Sax sold for - $ 100
A 1950's Martin 'The Martin' Tenor Sax sold for - $ 250
A 1960's Buffet / Evette Clarinet sold for - $ 125

Also, I was once persuaded to 'trade' to a mouthpiece dealer, 2 vintage Otto Link Tenor Sax mouthpieces (one was a 'Master Link' - the other a very old 'Tonemaster') to get two 'modern' mouthpieces (a metal Berg and a Brilhart) that I did not like once I got them.

Oops...
 

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I've lost track, but probably the B&S Medusa, Yam 82Z, and Yani 992 altos would be high on this list.
 

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As a poor student I sold my old Berg Larsen 95/1 rubber tenor mpc.
 

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I have plenty of regrets
I have sold and traded 3 ny usa meyer altos .(not that I liked them that much but the value skyrocketed on them after I sold them)sold a blue jumbo java a45 that was a real player and never could find another that played just like it . I still look for them ...
bd dukoff 1945 brass tenor 5* that played like butter.shouldnt have let that one get away .it was mint .also had a the martin alto that was mint. my mom sold it when i was at college mistakenly thought that was the horn i was trying to sell. the horn she was supposed to sell was a student reynolds tenor . she felt bad and I never made a fuss about that .sale price was 160.00 .also I screwed up when I sold a king super 20 tenor 411*** that played like a cannon .that time I needed the money so I kind of had to sell but I wish I had that one back . Im happy with the gear I have and truthfully sound about the same with any horn or mouthpiece but I still wish I had these items back .
 

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I haven't sold much equipment. But I regret selling my troubadour I could of spent a lot more time on it then I did, and it had the power but I wanted instant gratification. Shame.
1932 Martin Handcraft Troubadour can't remember the serial number. But I sold it and got a clarinet and it helped me get my Yani. Its tough, but I would like to buy one after college.
And you guys told me I would regret it, I hate it when your right.:shock: :shock:
 

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A Made in France Vito tenor for pretty cheap to a high school grad who wanted a horn to take to college.
 
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