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 Influx of Charles Bay mouthpieces
Author: Al_Martinez23 
Date:   2018-08-02 00:59

I’m an avid mouthpiece buyer on the famous auction site but lately i’ve seen so many Vintage Charles Bay mouthpieces on there and for considerably cheap! Are people just not liking the way they sound/feel or are they sadly not “In” right now? I for one love my Charles Bay mouthpiece and the way they respond but that’s just me.

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 Re: Influx of Charles Bay mouthpieces
Author: Ed 
Date:   2018-08-02 19:34

You never know. Sometimes there are sellers who have built up a collection and are thinning them out.

Some of the older ones are really great pieces. I have less familiarity with newer ones. Over the years he moved to much more open facings which are not really my style

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 Re: Influx of Charles Bay mouthpieces
Author: Doug Leach 
Date:   2018-08-02 20:56


I have seen the same thing, and although I have moved on a few years ago to a more recent mouthpiece, I still think they're great pieces. Recently I've picked up one off "that site" for my daughter to move up to, and have also referred several community band colleagues to them who have also had very good results.


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 Re: Influx of Charles Bay mouthpieces
Author: William 
Date:   2018-08-04 23:57

Charles Bay was a student of Frank Kaspar, Cicero, Ill. I have a mouthpiece of Charles that he made for me while still in Ithica, NY. on which he copied my Kaspar #14 mouthpieces facing. They play pretty much the same. I have some latter Bay models that do not play as well so my advice is, buyer beware. My main clarinet mpc is the Kaspar, Chicago #14 and my backup is the Ithica Bay.

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 Re: Influx of Charles Bay mouthpieces
Author: Chetclar 
Date:   2018-08-05 02:01

Actually Dr. Charles Bay, know as Charles Bay or “Charlie” Bay received a DMA in Clarinet from the Eastman School of Music, and was a student of Stanley Hasty. He was in school with such famous clarinetists as Elsa Ludwig, Larry Combs, Peter Hadcock and many others. He was a member of the Eastman Wind Ensemble in the late 1950’s and was in the US service before then. He, to my knowledge, did not study with Kaspar, but did study his mouthpieces. He often consulted with Stanley Hasty, and others and began making mouthpieces when he was a Professor of Clarinet at Ithaca College, during the early 1960’s. He made my first bass clarinet mouthpiece for me at his house in Ithaca in 1964, and I had the pleasure of performing in a summer festival orchestra in 1967 with Dr. Bay

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 Re: Influx of Charles Bay mouthpieces
Author: Ed Palanker 
Date:   2018-08-06 16:13

I used to play his pieces years ago, I still have a couple of them and stocked several for my students to try. An O-L and a M-M in my old MP collection. At the time I loved them but eventually moved on to something else..

ESP eddiesclarinet.com

Post Edited (2018-08-06 16:15)

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