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Those things are total pieces of garbage. It would cost more to get it functional than you would pay for a decent student horn.

Oh wait, it's a mouthpiece.
I'm betting it's not worth the price of shipping.
 

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A friend of mine sent me a Zenghao tenor that he had bought off EBay as a joke. I think that maybe one or two of the pads sealed and most of the keys wouldn't even close. Maybe quality control is not one of their strong points. It looks like a sax, but that's about it. Maybe for the couple of euros it costs it may be a good doorstop. Try this for conversion of Aussie dollars to Euros. http://www.xe.com/ucc/
 

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Some of these Chinese mouthpieces aren't bad at all. I've tried several over the years and actually have two pretty good ones. Almost every one of them has much better workmanship that the original piece they are copied after. The problem is usually design and finish. Baffle design is often simplified in some way to make manufacturing easier. Many "gold plated" pieces are really just brass with lacquer and the lacquer kind of screws up the facings and tables. The silver ones usually don't have this trouble.

The two I have that are really good are both Selmer clones. One is an alto silver piece that has always played really well with beautiful tone. The other is a gold soprano piece that I had to level the table on and lightly remove the lacquer for the rest of the facing. It has a very dark sound which is exactly with I wanted from the metal piece on soprano. I bought the alto piece on a lark and got the soprano piece because I didn't want to spend two hundred for a real Selmer metal and then possibly not like it. I'm very lucky that this $25 clone cleaned up so nicely.

So as long as you don't have to depend on the piece being good right out of the box and as long as you're not spending your last dime to buy it, I see no problem trying out one of these Chinese knockoffs. It's really a pretty cheap gamble.
 

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bruce bailey said:
Do those Selmerish ones have the same style small round chamber?
These seem to have pretty large chambers. Much bigger than the Selmer SS I tried out.
 

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bruce bailey said:
Are these are the ones that look like a Selmer Metal Jazz model?
Yes, but many of them are really based on the regular metal Selmer "Classic" mouthpieces. They have a long shallow baffle. But just like the real thing, you really don't need much baffle if you go for the larger tip.
 

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I played some Chinese made metal pieces, in particular, a tenor and a sop mpcs.
they are both copy of Selmer classics, I think the tenor piece is quite decent and good. But the soprano is a bit out of tone~~~
 

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i own 2 chinese mouthpieces. not the zhenghao one, j&r ones for alto and soprano. both play great, sound rich and full, and are controlled so easily. my teacher actually asked it he could borrow my sop mouthpiece to take to a recording session because he liked the tone of it much better than his bari sop mouthpiece.
 

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bruce bailey said:
Are these are the ones that look like a Selmer Metal Jazz model?
Yes, but many of them are really based on the regular metal Selmer "Classic" mouthpieces. They have a long shallow baffle. But just like the real thing, you really don't need much baffle if you go for the larger tip.
Just accidently found this thread.
I think this is the Selmer copy mouthpiece being discussed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwY1TE0-WN8
I don't think they make them anymore?
 
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