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Just got one of these with a 30M last week. No Dukoff or BD or even a tip size. Just Zimberoff Hollywood on the shank, 296 serial on the shank and a CV on the barrel. PLays nice, very dark, similar to my New York Tone Master. It has an interesting baffle design where the halves come together.

This is open to .80. Hate to mess with it and open it up.

Any thoughts?
 

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I read on the forum that you can modify the table to open up the piece rather than messing with the rails and the tip.
 

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just put on a harder reed and play it..
don't mess around with it (I haven't ever seen one like it..so I guess it is very very rare), the only thing I would do is send it to ez or the mouthpieceguys to "perfect" it and clean it up..
 

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That kind of modification can be done though it has it's limits on what it can do for the tip opening - you have to consider the initial condition of the lay and the final curve off the table and blending up to the original tip, but for a piece like that, I say sell it as is for really really good money on eBay (rarity hype is called for with your Zimberhoff) and pick up a Tonemaster to be fussed with instead.

I'd be happy to take a look at it for you to assess what could be done, but I'll probably still recommend going for the dough...
 

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Mortimer Duke is advising his clients to sell.
 

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I believe that this is a Charlie Ventura Zimberoff. Very cool. Don't mess with it.
 

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For selling to me or to someone else? ;)
 

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Post it for sale here on SOTW for $1800 or best offer.

Then take the best offer you get and go to eBay with a BIN twice that.:)
 

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I think $1000 on eBay is possible - especially given the weak $USD. My $1800 comment was more a cynical commentary on SOTW low-balling and general wolvery.
 

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I've sold several Zimberoff's (metal and rubber) and I think that you could get between 800 and 1200. I think that 1200 is optimistic.
 
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