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 Vandoren M13 Fake?
Author: fernie121 
Date:   2018-09-01 05:51

I bought a used Vandoren M13 online. It came in today and it looks different than the new M13’s I tried at my local music store. First off, there isn’t the gold 13 series symbol that is normally at the bottom left from the table. At first I thought maybe it just wore off, but all the other markings are very visible still. And it can’t be a non-13 series vandoren because they don’t make those for the M13. Or am I wrong on that? The box looks different, but that could just be it’s old. I could be way over thinking all of this but the thing that gets me is it plays WAY different than the other five M13’s at the store. It plays different and imo way better. I’ll attach pictures of everything so you guys and gals can tell me what you think. I know there is a good chance it’s just a normal M13 and I so happened to get a good one.

Post Edited (2018-09-01 05:54)

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 Re: Vandoren M13 Fake?
Author: J. J. 
Date:   2018-09-01 05:58

Yes, please, pictures!

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 Re: Vandoren M13 Fake?
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2018-09-01 07:51

From what I recall the M13 was the first dedicated mouthpiece meant to be at American 'A=440' pitch and therefore did not have the '13' designation because that would have been redundant. I don't know when the little oval was placed on all such pitched mouthpieces. So it just depends on the age your mouthpiece.

................Paul Aviles

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