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Look at the pics of this Tonalin on Ebay and tell me if this is normal. The seller says, "The previous owner added some filler to the interior of the mouthpiece, this could be removed if you like."

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Brilhar...=270700252874&ps=63&clkid=6995578025736308919

Filler?? What is that crap? It looks like a cross between bubble gum, bird poop and strawberry jam dribbled and glooped on with a cake froster. What purpose would that serve anyway? What style of baffle is that--abstract expressionist? Maybe the previous owner was a Jackson Pollock wannabe doing an artpiece.

He calls this "Good ++ condition" so I'm curious because maybe I don't know a good thing when I see it.
 

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Looks like a tapeworm LOL
 

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I think it must be some sort of denture fixing putty.........looks like an ornithological scatologic dejection
 

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What I love about the ad is his wording, "this could be removed if you like," as if he left it on because only an oddball would not jump at the chance to have a cream-white Tonalin stuffed up with a seagull's psychedelic nightmare.
 

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Yeah, if you knew before hand what the effect of a dogturd-shaped baffle is.
 

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What, you guys have never used salmon roe as a baffle before?

This has to be one of the all time worst mouthpiece listings I've ever seen although my favorite still is the guy who listed an amber Conn Connstellation as a "Urine colored mouthpiece". Yea , that's the way to attract bidders.
 

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It sold for $152.50 with 15 bids placed by 7 bidders, so I guess I really don't know a good thing when I see it.
 

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Yeah, and if he discovers it really can't be removed and/or doesn't play well, he can always attach a couple of big treble hooks to it and use it as a lure. That thing could probably catch some real lunkers.
 

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The fact is that Brilharts are the worst pieces to mod. Arnold Brilhart was a very very very smart man, and he designed his mouthpieces that way for very good reasons. Don't mess with them, you will only destroy them.
 

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Yes, sax players only come in second to the amount of hype fishermen must endure.

Lures are designed to catch fishermen, not fish.
Don't forget golfers. They are ever a sucker for a gadget. And then, I'd guess, come electric guitarists.
 
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