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I was in contact with Elliot Riley's (Rascher Saxophone Quartet) father Ed Riley a while back. We briefly talked about him refacing a Rascher mpc for me but it fell through because I couldn't make a trip to the east coast. But he did inform me that he had a friend in Salt Lake City who has done great work on both clarinet and saxophone mouthpieces. His name is Lee Livengood. If you want I can PM you his contact info.
 

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There's a guy by the name of Dave Knox that you might check into. I think he still lives here in Michigan.
I know that he does 'custom' pieces for Jewell and these are all supposed to be tested by the Professor of Clarinet at Grand Valley State University in Allendale MI.

I have one of his mouthpieces from before he went to Jewell and it's VERY nice.
 

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Thanks for all the suggestions gang. My buddy Norbert Stachel insists that he is the cat for the job. So I guess I'll let him have at my Chas Chedeville.
Well Norbert can certainly reface!! The Runyon I have that he did is magic.
Let us know how it goes, those chedeville's are superb mouthpieces!
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BRIAN POWELL


THE BEST. He is in a league with Frank Wells and all the great clarinet refacers.
 

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I bet both Brian and Eric are good for clarinet. Eric performs on clarinet with the Jazz Stompers.

I wanted to ad as a recommendation Freddy Gregory. I have an older Selmer clarinet that came with an ok Nilo W. Hovey. Freddy, within about 20 minutes made me sound like a real clarinet player!

JR
 

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Update. All the cats I have asked in New York have told me that Scott Schacter is the man for the job. He seems to specialise in clarinet mouthpieces. I'll send him the Chedeville next week.
 

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...go practice your EWI Andy
 

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My vote goes to David Spiegelthal. He transformed my Alto Clarinet (sic!) mouthpiece into something that makes the whole contraption sing.

I don't know if they're doing refacing works as well, but I've been very pleased with what Clark Fobes and Brad Behn have been doing with pieces of plastic.

Counter-question: who brews the best beer?

see? :mrgreen:
 

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Munich!!!!!
 

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Update. All the cats I have asked in New York have told me that Scott Schacter is the man for the job. He seems to specialise in clarinet mouthpieces. I'll send him the Chedeville next week.
Was it Scott who did some work on Ted nash's mpc's?
 

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Late to the game as I am on most threads, being a fairly new member.

Before my stroke, Brad Behn did all my mouthpiece refacing on my clarinet pieces. He was who refaced my Kaspar before my teacher sold it to me. He also refaced some other vintage pieces of mine ( a wood Buffet, A Bonade Clarity, and crystal Lelandais. Lee Livengood did my partner's Kaspar. They both do great work. I've never been disappointed with any of the pieces I had Brad do. I'm only sorry that my stroke cut my clarinet playing days so short.
 

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Update. All the cats I have asked in New York have told me that Scott Schacter is the man for the job. He seems to specialise in clarinet mouthpieces. I'll send him the Chedeville next week.
Can you give any contact info? I thought I knew most of the folks who do good clarinet mpce work and I don't think I know his name. Send me a PM if you don't want to send out private contact info on the BB.
 

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Ramon Wodkowski is among the very best for both clarinet & saxophone. He works for the top cats in the classical world, guy is a monster craftsman.

Worth checking him out. I tried a kaspar he fixed, very very good playing piece.

Dan
 
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