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 Backun Mouthpiece=Zinner Blanks
Author: Scotti 
Date:   2006-08-17 16:48

For months now, I've been curious as to why the Backun website offers no insight to how their mouthpieces are made, most notably where the blanks come from. I recently had the opportunity to play-test some on my own, as well as observe their display at Clarinetfest. My time there gave me the chance to talk to some in the industry who have also been watching this mouthpiece "phenomenon." From talking to them, and from my personal observations, I am starting to believe that the Backun mouthpieces are little more than Zinner blanks labeled Morales-Backun and sold for ridiculous amounts.

My personal theory is that like most of their products, there is a great deal of desire from the customer to want the mouthpiece to be amazing, even when it's not. Since Zinner blanks are quality mouthpieces without any work done to them, it's not unbelievable that people might play them and love them, thinking it's the "Morales-Backun" label that makes them so excellent, and not the missing "Zinner Hand Crafted."

Have I gone off the deep-end, or is there anyone else who thinks there's some truth to this?

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