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SOLD F/s Alto Stainless Steel Berg Larsen 115 2 SMS (off center)

milandro

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For sale an unusually open Berg Larsen ALTO mouthpiece , 115 tip size, chamber shape 2 and sms (written off centre) profile.

The person that I bought this from, together with a saxophone, told me that he bought this new in 1975.

I don’t really have enough knowledge to tell which model is which and what the significance of the off centre SMS designation might be.

All I know is that the ligature screws are of the older type and the stainless steel cap hasn’t been produced for several years.

The mouthpiece has an unusually large tip ( but I can still play it although I normally play an 80 tip) and must have been a special order since this size doesn’t appear on regular charts.

I am asking 150€ (EUROS) shipped from the Netherlands, 15euro goes to the Charity!


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Ivan

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Does this combination of short facing and deep tip seem a tad brutal?

What effect could I expect if I yielded to temptation?
 

milandro

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I have played this mouthpiece. I can play it but I normally play a less open mouthpiece. Having said that, I get a bit brighter sound from this that I get from my Pozol.

I understand that this generation of Berg Larsens are rather appreciated and the off set SMS designations seems to make them collectable.
 

milandro

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Incredibly, this mouthpiece is still here. The mouthpiece is really not impossible to play even for those, like me, who play on a lighter set up, it has the “ edge” of the Bergs and some players have a great sound on this type of mouthpiece

We had a great player in the Netherlands, Piet Noordijk ( he sadly passed away not long ago) , who played on Selmer horns and Berg Larsen Alto Mouthpieces as you can see in this video.


So let me reform the offer 100€ (5€ goes to charity), personal collection and cash preferred or + 15€ shipping and paypal
 

milandro

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No problem, the Item is reserved to you Kev. Thank you very much! You need it being sent, I suppose.
 

kevgermany

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Ta, can't justify a trip that far for a mouthpiece. But payday's almost here.
 

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