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Jamesmac

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Also having a 2nd Hand Guardalla MB11 silver finish delivered from the US, that i will most probably be selling on. Looking for an opinion on what would be a fair price for this MP.
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depends where you are selling it, if in the UK you could probably get upto £250 as it is but in the US around $200 as they are easier to get without the crazy-ass shipping costs to get them to outside the U.S, i seen them on ebay with varying prices and yes they are popular so maybe you will get more if two bidders are keen.

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they do blow awesome, but give it a little time to find out and beware you may fall in love with it and not wish to sell it on. hmm, i wonder who uses did this and now uses them as a main piece ;}
 
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Jamesmac

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depends where you are selling it, if in the UK you could probably get upto £250 as it is but in the US around $200 as they are easier to get without the crazy-ass shipping costs to get them to outside the U.S, i seen them on ebay with varying prices and yes they are popular so maybe you will get more if two bidders are keen.

ps.
they do blow awesome, but give it a little time to find out and beware you may fall in love with it and not wish to sell it on. hmm, i wonder who uses did this and now uses them as a main piece ;}

Thanks for that Saxman. I agree they sound fantastic if your clips are anything to go by, but the JJ.DVNY #8* that I have at the moment is about the same tip as the MB11 which is too open for the reeds and the control that suit me, so I imagine I will be selling it on. I have a #7 JJ.DVNY also coming from the US, so it will be interesting to compare. But I imagine the MB11 along with the #8* JJ.DVNY will be up for grabs. I ended up also buying 2 Conn 10Ms a 48 and a 58 so I will need to sell on the MPs and one of the 10Ms to get back on track finance wise. Or open up a shop. :w00t:
 

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Thanks for that Saxman. I agree they sound fantastic if your clips are anything to go by, but the JJ.DVNY #8* that I have at the moment is about the same tip as the MB11 which is too open for the reeds and the control that suit me, so I imagine I will be selling it on. I have a #7 JJ.DVNY also coming from the US, so it will be interesting to compare. But I imagine the MB11 along with the #8* JJ.DVNY will be up for grabs. I ended up also buying 2 Conn 10Ms a 48 and a 58 so I will need to sell on the MPs and one of the 10Ms to get back on track finance wise. Or open up a shop. :w00t:
to compensate for the tip opening i went down in reed strength to RJS2M, and it came alive.
 

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to compensate for the tip opening i went down in reed strength to RJS2M, and it came alive.

I find I like a bit harder, i am using 3S to 3M with the 8* but the top ie. F# and the bottom B and Bb are difficult , to get a nice clean staccato, but I prefer the timbre of a harder reed. Must be all that Clarinet embouchure building.>:)
 

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I find I like a bit harder, i am using 3S to 3M with the 8* but the top ie. F# and the bottom B and Bb are difficult , to get a nice clean staccato, but I prefer the timbre of a harder reed. Must be all that Clarinet embouchure building.>:)
i'm also a clarinet player,and i know what you mean so trust me, the fact you say your low notes are diffcult shows you are using too hard of a reed (unless you got a leak!) try 2M OR 2H and you will get the mouthpiece to come alive and you may shock yourself as to how much your sax will open up and play.
 
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Jamesmac

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i'm also a clarinet player,and i know what you mean so trust me, the fact you say your low notes are diffcult shows you are using too hard of a reed (unless you got a leak!) try 2M OR 2H and you will get the mouthpiece to come alive and you may shock yourself as to how much your sax will open up and play.





I don't think I explained very well what I was trying to say. eg. With Clarinet there is the same option. Play with a more open tip and a softer reed and get a more reedy timbre ( alla The old French school) or use a closer tip with a harder reed ( alla The German school) I suppose with sax, Woods V Desmond. I tend to favour the harder reed and closer tip. As I meant to say which is probably down to the way I play Clarinet. If we play either of the two ( soft or hard reed) for long enough, we can make it work, but I'm trying to get full control of the tenor with my approach in as short a time as possible. But you made an interesting Point re. the low notes. Playing a softer reed the B and Bb speak very easily and are more of a challenge with a harder reed, but it's about a balance. And being happy with the timbre with the rest of the range. I believe how we approach these point has, along with our general physical properties a lot to do with the sound we make.
 

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