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 B45s on sale at Ferree Tools
Author: kimber 
Date:   2010-09-30 02:01

Just for anyone who doesn't get a Ferree's flyer, they have a supply of new Vandoren B45 Bb mouthpieces CM 308s on sale for $63 (regularly $150.)

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 Re: B45s on sale at Ferree Tools
Author: Jack Kissinger 
Date:   2010-09-30 03:28

"Regularly $150."

Not at places like Weiner Music or Woodwind and Brasswind. Closer to $75.

jnk

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 Re: B45s on sale at Ferree Tools
Author: BobD 
Date:   2010-09-30 11:53

Well, unlike ripe fruit at least they don't spoil.....

Bob Draznik

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 Re: B45s on sale at Ferree Tools
Author: Dileep Gangolli 
Date:   2010-09-30 14:11

But if you bought a B45 I guess you would have to play it....

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 Re: B45s on sale at Ferree Tools
Author: Jack Kissinger 
Date:   2010-09-30 15:00

Or at least try.....

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 Re: B45s on sale at Ferree Tools
Author: JJAlbrecht 
Date:   2010-09-30 20:03

$63 seems like a lot of cash to lay out for a doorstop. [whoa]

:::running for cover:::::

Jeff

“Everyone discovers their own way of destroying themselves, and some people choose the clarinet.” Kalman Opperman, 1919-2010

"A drummer is a musician's best friend."


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 Re: B45s on sale at Ferree Tools
Author: Lelia Loban 2017
Date:   2010-10-01 00:37

Ferree's also advertised this sale in the snail-mailed December, 2009 sale flyer, so I guess either it's a large supply or the demand hasn't been huge.

Lelia
http://www.scoreexchange.com/profiles/Lelia_Loban
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 Re: B45s on sale at Ferree Tools
Author: Tony F 
Date:   2010-10-01 12:56

I use a B45 and it works just fine. Different strokes for different folks. Seems a bit illogical to belittle a mouthpiece just because you don't use it.

Tony F.

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 Re: B45s on sale at Ferree Tools
Author: JJAlbrecht 
Date:   2010-10-01 15:45

It was a JOKE, Tony.

Jeff

“Everyone discovers their own way of destroying themselves, and some people choose the clarinet.” Kalman Opperman, 1919-2010

"A drummer is a musician's best friend."


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 Re: B45s on sale at Ferree Tools
Author: Lelia Loban 2017
Date:   2010-10-01 19:54

I'm not belittling them, just saying it's probably not a yell-and-sell,
"Act Now While Supplies Last!" situation where you have to order right now or lose the greatest deal in history.

Lelia
http://www.scoreexchange.com/profiles/Lelia_Loban
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 Re: B45s on sale at Ferree Tools
Author: Dileep Gangolli 
Date:   2010-10-01 20:47

I have no problem belittling equipment I don't use and players I don't like hearing.

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 Re: B45s on sale at Ferree Tools
Author: Tony F 
Date:   2010-10-02 09:01

I shall now retire to my hidey-hole under the stairs, cover my head with my hands and wait for the fallout to stop!

Tony F.

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 Re: B45s on sale at Ferree Tools
Author: Lelia Loban 2017
Date:   2010-10-18 15:48

I'm revisiting this thread because I mail-ordered one of those Vandoren B45 mouthpieces from Ferree's last week. As an advanced amateur, I've been playing mostly vintage or antique instruments that play best with old mouthpieces. However, in 2006, I bought a 1977 Buffet R13 in A, and this spring, my husband gave me a 1973 Buffet R13 in Bb for my birthday. I've been curious about the much-touted but also much-reviled B45 while maintaining my Certified Cheapskate credentials by hoping one would turn up super-cheap at a flea market, but I needed to order some pads from Ferree's anyway and besides, you can wish in one hand and spit in the other and see which hand fills up first, so --.

Anyway, my amateur opinion is probably worth approximately US$0 (ritual disclaimer: I have no connection with either Vandoren or Ferree's except as a customer, and nobody's asked my opinion), but here it is: I've read that B45s are variable, so maybe I just got lucky, but IMHO, this is an excellent mouthpiece. It's my best mouthpiece, by far, on those two modern R13s.

I've read comments that this mouthpiece is too resistant. Not for me. It does need a classical embouchure, but it's less resistant than the old mouthpiece I've been using on Buffets from the 1930s. It feels comfortable. Nothing about the B45 draws my attention to it. It seems normal, in a good way: there's nothing weird about it. I like it a lot and it's going to be my regular mouthpiece for those two modern clarinets.

Lelia
http://www.scoreexchange.com/profiles/Lelia_Loban
To hear the audio, click on the "Scorch Plug-In" box above the score.

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 Re: B45s on sale at Ferree Tools
Author: sonicbang 
Date:   2010-10-18 20:01

B45 conducts air in a very fine way for me. Big airflow is a good thing, because you have much more possibility to vary it compering to very closed mouthpieces. It is interesting that B40 has a same facing length and tip opening and in my opinion it's a poor (at least comfortable) mouthpiece comparind to the B45.

I chosen my two B45Lyre Profile88 (they are as good as a Vandoren can be) from more than 30 B45s, and I found some very poor B45 as well.

I would never order a Vandoren without trying it. Of course it's impossible, so I don't.

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