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 Bay clarinet mouthpiece query...
Author: donald 
Date:   2018-01-22 12:45

Hi there,
I'm trying to date a 2nd hand Charles Bay mouthpiece... even just the approximate era. I had one I bought new in the late 1980s that had quite different marking. This one has written on mouthpiece....
MO-M
H2 03/675

And written on container.
Bay Artist H2 Clarinet Mpc MOM
Hand-Finished & Play-Tested by Charles Bay, Jonathan Bay.

I'm hoping that last bit of information might help give an approximate date or era for this mouthpiece- I'm pretty sure my 1980s one had no mention of Jonathan, and earlier ones (1970s) were "Bay-Gale"???

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 Re: Bay clarinet mouthpiece query...
Author: nellsonic 
Date:   2018-01-22 12:59

I studied with Charlie in the late 80's and early 90's. Bay-Gale preceded my time with him. Jonathan came on board later and is still involved. You could give them a call. I'm sure they'd be willing to help, but you might have to be persistent to get a response.



Post Edited (2018-01-22 13:01)

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 Re: Bay clarinet mouthpiece query...
Author: donald 
Date:   2018-01-23 16:07

Thanks Nellsonic, I only need a rough estimate so that was vary helpful!

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