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 Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Dan Shusta 
Date:   2018-01-11 00:30

I thought that it might be useful to have a list of those who reface clarinet mouthpieces. I would like this list to be a kind of directory of those who reface clarinet mouthpieces.

I'm sure you'll easily notice those who have no website or contact information. If you have contact and/or pricing information, please respond by personal email and I'll keep correcting this list. Also, I'm sure that there are more individuals who do this kind of work. Again, please inform me by personal email if you know of any others.

Thanks for your help.

(Names are listed in last name alphabetical order)

Brad Behn-- $160 (refacing only); $160/hr (repairs & restorations); Free evaluations and estimates. 1-405-651-6063 / bradbehn@gmail.com
https://www.clarinetmouthpiece.com/refacing-mouthpiece-customization

Bob Bernardo-- Refacing is often free IF it only takes about 15 minutes. Bob worked with Mitchell Lurie and refaced his crystal mouthpeces which were made by Pomarico. He has the tools for refacing hard rubber, plastic, & crystal mouthpieces and measures 18 points along the curve. Contact Bob at savagesax10@gmail.com.

Michael Dassios - recommendation from seabreeze at http://test.woodwind.org/clarinet/BBoard/read.html?f=1&i=494646&t=461271

mike.dassios@gmail.com
phone: 204-806-8503
106-360 Patricia Ave.
Ottawa ON, K1Z 0A8

Walter Grabner-- $67 (domestic) and $75 (international) It appears that Walter only refaces mouthpieces he has personally sold.
http://www.clarinetxpress.com/refacing.html

Erik Greifenhagen-- Erik began an apprenticeship with Ralph Morgan in 1983, and is currently Product Manager at Morgan Mouthpieces. He began customizing work in the mid 1990s for students and faculty at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. http://www.mouthpieceguys.com/ Phone: (937)207-4107. (Updated 09/17/18)

Richard Hawkins-- https://www.richardhawkinsmouthpiece.com/ Email: hawkinsrg@oberlin.net or phone: (440) 776-9875.

Chris Hill---$75---605-201-2551---Email:themouthpieceguy@msn.com

Jimmy Jensen-- $75 for hard rubber/resin/plastic; jim@tenormadness.com or call 319-234-3561. (A full write-up on http://tenormadness.com with all my services and charges is coming soon!)

Dave Knox--(mentioned on SOTW, no contact info given)

Sebastian Knox---$175C...approx $130 USD, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Email: sebastinknoxwoodwinds@gmail.com; https://www.sebastianknox.com/ Shipping $35 USD---insured & expedited; Does mostly Tenor sax work but also does work on Bb Sop. & Bass clarinet mouthpieces.

Vytas Krass-- $85-$125 + $7.50 shipping. Free evaluations and estimates.
e-mail: krassmouthpieces@aol.com http://krassmouthpieces.hostei.com/mouthpieces.htm (Scroll down to Clarinet Mouthpiece reface service)

Scott Kurtzweil-- A flat $50 in almost all accounts, any follow-up work at no extra charge. http://kurtzweilcustom.com/refacing.html Phone: 269-340-9013

Lee Livengood-- Mr. Livengood can be reached at melleefone@yahoo.com.

Michael Manning-- http://manningcustom.com info@manningcustom.com, Phone: 917-513-8140

Dave McClune-- Bb and Eb is $75 plus $8 return shipping. Bass clarinet is $90 plus $8 return shipping. http://www.mcclunemouthpiece.com/ Email: cdmcclune@gmail.com or phone: 731-499-3756.

Mojo--Keith Bradbury--https://www.mojomp.com/(Email preferred!)
mojomouthpiecework@yahoo.com, also kwbradbury@yahoo.com
$75 for HR/Plastic; $20 more for glass crystal; $20 more for bass clarinet; $5 return s/h in the US.

Brian Powell-- Brian began his apprenticeship with Ralph Morgan in the fall of 1995, and learned the art and science of mouthpiece hand craftsmanship from Ralph for nearly 13 years. http://www.mouthpieceguys.com/ Phone: (937) 271-8291.

Ben Redwine---410-693-9741; $50 per facing (Ben learned refacing from Ignatius "Iggy" Gennusa) Email: info@rjmusicgroup.com; https://www.redwinejazz.com/; https://www.redwinejazz.com/

RS Woodwinds-- http://rswoodwinds.com/Services.html email: ryansimmons@hotmail.com, phone: 619-757-6155

Rick Sayre-- "Sayre Woodwinds" Phone: 630-916-1525 (as of 02/2010). Rick had an early working relationship with the legendary clarinet mouthpiece maker, Frank Kaspar of Cicero.

Scott Shachter-- No pricing listed. http://scottshachter.com/mouth.html
Email Scott for quote at Scott@ScottShachter.com.

David Spiegelthal-- Contact Dave at dspieg@earthlink.net

Thomas Woodwinds-- $65/hr http://www.thomaswoodwinds.com/refacing.html

Mike Vaccaro-- $75/hr https://www.mikevaccaro.com/custommouthpieceservices.html

John Weigand-- https://www.music.wvu.edu/faculty/john-weigand 304-293-4893, email: john.weigand@mail.wvu.edu

Ramón Wodkowski-- Per Ms. Okwabi, Ramón's personal assistant, pricing can only be found out through email: wodkowskimpcs@gmail.com.
http://www.ramonwodkowski.com/contact.html

Tim Wright-- $60 for Bb & Eb; $90 for Bass; $10 for return postage.
twright3109@yahoo.com or phone: 318-741-5951.



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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Bob Bernardo 
Date:   2018-01-11 01:03

Me! Also make mouthpieces. Refacing is often free IF it only takes about 15 minutes. Been doing this since 1979. Making mouthpieces since 1984. I don't advertise about refacing, however I'm one of the very best at it, because most refacers use maybe 5 gauges, I use 18 or so. Sometimes more, up to 22 for long facings, so the facings are perfect. I also go down to 0.0005" shim. No one does this.

A lot of facing have bumps in the curves because of only using 4 or 5 gauges. That curve must be perfect.


Designer of - Vintage 1940 Cicero Mouthpieces and the La Vecchia mouthpieces


Yamaha Artist 2015




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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Dan Shusta 
Date:   2018-01-11 02:03

If any of you have contact info for the names taken from SOTW, please let me know. Thanks

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2018-01-11 02:43

I've used the refacing services of Brad Behn and Nathan Beaty with great satisfaction. Another fine refacing service is Tim Wright, Bossier City, LA. His contact info is twright3109@yahoo.com and phone 318-741-5951. Richard Hawkins also does custom facings and "mouthpiece updating."
https://www.richardhawkinsmouthpiece.com.



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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Mojo 
Date:   2018-01-11 18:40

I have mostly a sax playing client base. I have refaced mouthpieces for doublers who like my work. I have also been primarily a wind ensemble bass clarinet player for the past few years. I sell custom faced bass clarinet mouthpieces shown on my web site that project well for wind ensemble and big band doubling.

I have over 50 videos on YouTube showing how I do refacing work.

Www.mojomp.com

MojoMP.com
Mojo Mouthpiece Work LLC
MojoMouthpieceWork@yahoo.com

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: TomS 
Date:   2018-01-11 21:02

Had good service with Dr. McClune ... and his MPs are popular in central Arkansas area ...

Tom

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Dan Shusta 
Date:   2018-01-12 02:02

Because the Refacer Directory has grown to quite a few individuals, I believe that some players, who may feel that their mouthpiece needs refacing or at least a thorough inspection, may be wondering: "Who should I contact?"

I would like to see more comments like those from seabreeze and TomS.

If you've had one or more mouthpieces refaced by one or more of the refacers listed (or not listed), please comment on your experience(s) so that others can use this thread as kind of a guide as to whom they might want to contact.

Thank you.


p.s. If you see any errors in the list or if you see your name listed and would like for me to reword what I have written, please send me a private email. I'm thinking of including years of experience and with whom a refacer studied or worked with to gain their skills.



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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2018-01-12 03:28

My experience with the mouthpiece techs I mentioned is that all of them are competent and will almost certainly not ruin your mouthpiece by doing something rash or extreme to it. One possible limitation is that none in my little list does any extensive work on crystal mouthpieces, especially in the internals of the piece. I believe Ramon Wodkowski's experience does include extensive crystal remodeling, but I haven't sent him anything yet. I have been struck by the honesty of the people I mentioned; if they are having trouble with something, they will let you know! I've found some of them work better on less common designs (like August Periers or Vandoren 3UDs) than others, but that's to be expected. Before you send anything, always ask if the refacer is familiar with the design and is comfortable working on it. If you do, you won't have any trouble.

Perhaps the main thing to be aware of when it comes to mouthpiece refacers is that they are technicians and maybe even artists, but they are not miracle workers. Mouthpieces, by virtue of their material and basic measurements, have certain intrinsic qualities that are going to prevail, no matter what the tech does. They can IMPROVE what's already there, but they are not alchemists who can change lead into gold.

Through the years, I have learned much and had many false notions and erroneous assumptions corrected by engaging in conversations with mouthpiece techs, beginning with E. Matson and Glen Johnston and continuing with the current crop. I'm always interested in hearing their perspective on my current favorite (or sometimes least favorite) pieces.



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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Dan Shusta 
Date:   2018-01-12 03:52

seabreeze, thank you for what I deem to be very solid, good advice. Certainly, I think a player would be far better off sending their cherished mouthpiece to someone who has successfully refaced, revoiced, or refurbished the exact same type mouthpiece that the player has.

As to crystal mouthpieces, I have read many good reports about David Spiegelthal. Dave appears to have a special knack or expertise in freeing up stuffy Pomarico crystal mouthpieces.

From what I've read on this BB, even a simple "refacing job" can offset other parameters in a mouthpiece which will then need to be attended to. Hence, the possible need for a specialist who "does it all" besides just putting on an excellent facing.

Just my opinion...

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: nellsonic 
Date:   2018-01-12 10:39

I had an appointment with Ramon Wodkowski today. It was the second time I've worked with him in the last few years, and the work he does amazed me again. There's nothing like sitting across the table from a master craftsmen and having him nudge each parameter of a mouthpiece towards its sweet spot as you play and hand it back and forth. He is fun to visit with as well as all this goes on.

One great thing about Ramon is that he travels extensively. If you are near a big city or music school in the United States or the UK there's a chance that you might have an opportunity to experience this for yourself. He'll be in Los Angeles at RDG Woodwinds this weekend.

Anders

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: donald 
Date:   2018-01-12 11:18

Seabreeze- I had a lovely Perier that I wrecked by accident when refacing it. This was one of the experiences that convinced me to curtail my activity and only reface within limited parameters. That mouthpiece was the sweetest piece in my quiver, I've never found another! d

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Mike Blinn 
Date:   2018-01-12 18:42

I broke my Pomarico bass clarinet mouthpiece a few years back, and contacted David Spiegelthal right away. He sent me two no-name replacements. Both great!

I kept one and it's my favorite. Far superior than my Selmer Paris or my late Pomarico and reasonably priced.

Mike Blinn



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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Maestro_6 
Date:   2018-01-15 19:25

I've tried many of the makers listed and the best results I've personally received was from Nathan Beaty. Plus, for his rates, it's a no-brainer. His refaced pieces blows the ones I have from Ramon out of the water for me. (I'm not affiliated at all - just a happy customer.)

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Dan Shusta 
Date:   2018-01-15 23:58

Maestro 6, you may already know that Nathan Beaty was trained by Brad Behn and has worked along with Brad at around a dozen clarinet conventions.

To me, Brad Behn is still the undisputed master clarinet mouthpiece craftsman. Therefore, because of Nathan's training by Brad, his refacing work is far better than the average "good" refacer.

Hence, your level of satisfaction with Nathan's work.


Just my opinion...

(Edited to correct grammar.)



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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Maestro_6 
Date:   2018-01-18 04:52

Hi Dan, yes I was aware. You are right that Brad is a phenomenal craftsman and a staple of this work. Nevertheless, I've owned a couple of Brad's high-end models, yet I use Nathan's regularly (all within the same ballpark as far as facings go). That's absolutely not to say that his mouthpieces are better by any means, but his work happened to fit my particular needs a bit more. YMMV as per usual...

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: sonicbang 
Date:   2018-05-20 13:50

I recently got back two mouthpieces from Nathan Beaty. I sent him a Sumner and Broadus to work on and bring them back to life. We discussed my preferred style of facing and reed strength. I can say he did a really good job on both of them! Both mouthpieces are easy to control without effort and the sound has focus and depth. I think he knows how to build upon a mouthpiece's inherent good qualities and he is improving them without transforming them. I think you got what I mean. The Broadus is a really special one, and I'm about to use it in some upcoming performances. Besides, Nathan is easy to communicate with and he is looking forward to satisfy the customer's needs. This is something I appreciate just as much as accurate workmanship.

(disc: I have no gain from this post, I'm just a satisfied customer who would like to share the experience)

Mark

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Ken Lagace 
Date:   2018-05-20 18:00

Sent my info via email.

This is an important list an ought be in a separate list rather than as part of a thread which will be difficult to consult.

Good idea Dan!

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: TrueTone 
Date:   2018-05-21 04:03

Ben Redwine (his username on here is just redwine) isn't on your list and refaces mouthpieces-he refaced a Chicago Kaspar for me that I really like.
His email is clarinet@redwinejazz.com, if I recall right.

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Ken. 
Date:   2019-01-02 08:23

Here are a few more I came across from SOTW

Chris Hill
Mike Lomax
Sebastian Knox
http://www.sebastianknox.com



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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Dan Shusta 
Date:   2019-01-02 09:14

Thank you Truetone and Ken. I'll be adding 1) Ben Redwine, 2) Chris Hill, 3) Mike Lomax, and 4) Sebastian Knox as requested information becomes available to me through personal inquiries.

Ken Lagace, please check that I added the one you sent to me through personal email. I hope I haven't missed it.

When I looked up Glen Johnston, (who is now deceased), I ran into an old BB posting about refacers in NY. John J Moses added: 5) Jimmy Yan (NY), 6) Les Scott (NJ) and 7) Virgil Blackwell (NY). I will check into these last 3 to determine if they are still in the refacing business.



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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: donald 
Date:   2019-01-02 12:32

Jimmy Yan has passed away. Do you mean Dan Johnston rather than Glen Johnston?

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Dan Shusta 
Date:   2019-01-02 13:14

Hi donald, according to the following BB thread (which is 16 years old), it was Glen Johnston, who has since passed away.

http://test.woodwind.org/clarinet/BBoard/read.html?f=1&i=91182&t=91119

I looked up Dan Johnston and found his mouthpieces for sale on various web sites, however, I cannot find any current information on him and presume that he also has passed away.

If you know differently, please let me know.

Thanks.



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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: donald 
Date:   2019-01-02 14:10

I'm not sure about Dan Johnston, but I do know he never had much of a "web presence". A student of mine bought one of his mouthpieces off me, and her college teacher and various clarinet players in Wellington/NZSO tried it out and LOVED it. However they found it very difficult to find any contacts for him, and to order/trial stuff long distance (I later emailed her offering to buy it back when she decided not to be a music major, but she wouldn't part with it!). That WAS about 2006. I last spoke to him in 2003.

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: farabout 
Date:   2021-08-15 02:09

I've been greatly disappointed by Bob Bernardo's recent refacing work. He missed the specs which I requested by over 15% (fifteen percent!). I'd strongly recommend against using his services.

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: super20dan 
Date:   2021-08-15 17:20

david spegital has done many clarinet mpcs for me and i have been more than pleased with every job

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: farabout 
Date:   2021-08-15 19:48

I agree about David Spiegelthal, who had done a great work on my crystal mpc years ago. He's pricey, yet deserves every penny. The same goes for Erik Greiffenhagen, Don Turoso, Mojo Bari, Alan Segal.

Unfortunately, the field is littered with cheap incompetents, who charge way less, but then destroy the piece (and eventually the whole market), at the same time bragging about being designer of this or that mouthpiece, and this or that Rico reed, and "a student of Hans Moennig".

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Philip Caron 
Date:   2021-08-15 20:24

Restating the same claim several times in a row reduces the accuser's credibility.

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2021-08-15 20:40

farabout wrote:

> I agree about David Spiegelthal, who had done a great work on
> my crystal mpc years ago. He's pricey, yet deserves every
> penny. The same goes for Erik Greiffenhagen, Don Turoso, Mojo
> Bari, Alan Segal.
>

It's good to read positive feedback about some of Dan's suggestions, some of whom are regular participants here.

> Unfortunately, the field is littered with cheap incompetents,
> who charge way less, but then destroy the piece (and eventually
> the whole market), at the same time bragging about being
> designer of this or that mouthpiece, and this or that Rico
> reed, and "a student of Hans Moennig".

Unfortunately, you've sullied your compliments by continuing your personal diatribe against another person mentioned in Dan's original list, and your rhetoric goes beyond simply criticizing Bob's work. Railing about "Cheap incompetents"...who..."destroy the whole market"...while..."bragging"...about their accomplishments is not criticism, it's personal, opinionated attack bordering on character assassination. You've made your point. As a co-moderator (however junior I may be to Mark), I'm asking - urging - you to stop now.

Thanks in advance.

Karl

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Tony F 
Date:   2021-08-15 21:07

Farabout,
Enough, please. You made your point long ago. Now it's getting boring.

Tony F.

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Ed 
Date:   2021-08-15 22:02

Yes, I agree. He should take it off line. It is not appropriate to assault someone's character or knowledge.

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Hank Lehrer 
Date:   2021-08-16 01:16

Hi Everyone,

In the the rules section for this BB it states "No ad hominem attacks (discuss the question/answer, not the person. Sometimes it's hard to separate the two - discretion is the better part of valor)."

It seems that in recent postings on this and another thread that rule has been forgotten.

Or better yet "don't be blunt when subtle will do."

HRL

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2021-08-16 01:39

Hank Lehrer wrote:

>
> Or better yet "don't be blunt when subtle will do."
>

Or at least "civil." :)

Karl



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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: SunnyDaze 
Date:   2021-08-16 17:45

Hi,

Thanks for making this list Dan. It's great.

Would it be okay if I write to the people I know in the UK and ask if they would like to be included in the list, and which other people they would recommend? It would be great to have the UK folks included, if you didn't mind me sending those.

Also - for the learners on the BBoard, might it be possible to give a brief summary of how we would recognise when we need refacing work done? Also, do need to be in the same room as the technician when the work is done, so as to get it really right?

Thanks a million.

Jen

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2021-08-16 18:13

Having work done on a mouthpiece can be just as frustrating as trying out new mouthpieces. I've gone to some folks many years ago who were absolutely the best in their field and asked for tweaks here and there. In the end, even in the room saying things like "I just want more definition of the attack," or "make it play more like this one," you could easily miss the mark.


My best advice is to have a good idea what sort of facing works best for you (this can be a long and costly journey). But once you have an idea about that, you can take three or four of your favorite's to a mouthpiece person who can then measure each one. I did this and that was FUN! The dimensions were off only by one of four standard numbers taken across both rails. So the fairly substantial differences that I felt were only off by less than the diameter of a human hair at only one point along the curve.


EVEN THEN, getting a "copy" was only close.


Truth be told though I think many of us could just easily "get used to" another facing in short order as long as it is a well crafted one, and sound like ourselves in just a few days (adapting reed strength if necessary).





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



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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: SunnyDaze 
Date:   2021-08-16 19:13

Thanks Paul, that's really good to know. I'm really glad I get on well with my mouthpiece. :-)

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Max S-D 
Date:   2021-08-16 21:50

I'd actually say my best experiences with refacers or custom-order equipment have come from taking the exact opposite approach as Paul. I try to find craftspeople who are well respected and have strong opinions and tell them what I am looking for and let them get there however they feel is best. I try to give reference points of things that have and have not worked for me and why, but I try not to be prescriptive, especially where facings are concerned.

In the last five years or so, I've taken this approach to buying a new clarinet mouthpiece from Brad Behn, having a clarinet mouthpiece refaced by Bob Bernardo (yes) and buying tenor and baritone saxophone mouthpieces from the late, great Ron Coelho. Brad and Bob both delivered excellent mouthpieces that were pretty close to what I imagined I would get, but with their own expert opinions applied to the decisions.

Ron always gave me something totally unexpected that was exactly what we'd talked about, but arrived at in a way that I would never have put together on my own. Tip openings, facing lengths, baffle sizes and shapes, chamber sizes were never what I would have thought on my own, but they all come together to work perfectly. Ron was definitely at an extreme end of "trying stuff and making it work" but thankfully he was particularly strong in the "making it work" department!

I think the times I have tried to tell expert craftspeople how to reach a specific outcome (and they went along with it), I've left a little disappointed and had nobody but myself to blame.

I have worked in the bicycle industry before and, to me, this is a lot like when I see people try to go to a custom framebuilder with the exact geometry they want instead of sending them their measurements, telling them what they want from the bike and letting the framebuilder come up with a geometry that suits the rider's body and riding. If I can't trust a framebuilder to design the bike to my needs, I probably don't want to buy that bike anyway.

YMMV, of course, as evidenced by this very thread.

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Ed 
Date:   2021-08-17 00:01

The comments from Max S-D are right on the money. It is really important to trust the maker and let them do what they do. Some of these folks have made hundreds or thousands of mouthpieces with good results. It is best to trust their judgement.

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Vytas 
Date:   2021-08-17 00:28

farabout,

You can send the mouthpiece to me if you wish. I will reface it to 1.40 mm T.O. No charge. You pay for shipping.

Vytas Krass
Custom clarinet mouthpiece maker
Professional clarinet technician
Former professional clarinet player


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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: farabout 
Date:   2021-08-17 00:45

Thanks Vytas, much appreciated. Shall do it gladly and am willing to pay you for your effort, which we can further discuss via email. All the best :-)

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2021-08-17 06:48

SunnyDaze wrote:

> Would it be okay if I write to the people I know in the UK and
> ask if they would like to be included in the list, and which
> other people they would recommend? It would be great to have
> the UK folks included, if you didn't mind me sending those.
>

It would indeed be OK. You can, of course, post a new "UK" list here or in a new thread, or I can add the links you collect to Dan's original list at the top of this thread so that all the links are in the same place.

If you or anyone else knows of additional skilled refacers who could be of help to BBoard members, you can send them to me (my email address is in my profile) and I'll be happy to add them to Dan's original list. Follow Dan's general format.

Karl

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Mojo 
Date:   2021-08-17 16:19

A 5JB is around a 1.4mm tip. A 7JB is like 1.7? Not classical tips but in use.

MojoMP.com
Mojo Mouthpiece Work LLC
MojoMouthpieceWork@yahoo.com

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2021-08-18 00:11

How long is the curve on those Vandoren mouthpieces? Their chart only says L[ong], which I think means about 19mm on their closer-tipped facings).

Karl

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Mojo 
Date:   2021-08-19 17:32

I measured a 5JB a bunch of years ago at 1.5 mm tip and 19 mm facing length.

MojoMP.com
Mojo Mouthpiece Work LLC
MojoMouthpieceWork@yahoo.com

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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2021-10-15 06:00

I want to add the name of an excellent mouthpiece designer and refacer in Canada--Michael Dassios. He produces several models of clarinet mouthpieces, some on blanks of his own design. He also does refacing of players' mouthpieces to meet their specifications. He sent me 5 different models of his mouthpieces after I told him "exactly what I wanted" but I had the pleasant surprise of discovering that I preferred one of his designs that was outside my usual comfort zone in measurements but plays perfectly for me. If you're looking for a new mouthpiece to try or have one you want improved, I recommend Michael. His fees are quite reasonable.

Michael Dassios
mike.dassios@gmail.com
phone: 204-806-8503
106-360 Patricia Ave.
Ottawa ON, K1Z 0A8



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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2021-10-15 16:40

Done.

Karl

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 Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2021-10-15 20:28

Thanks.



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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: farabout 
Date:   2021-10-23 00:19

Recently I asked Bob Bernardo to reface my Selmer Echo mpc according to the following specs:
Tip: from original 1.08mm to 1.40mm
Lay: from original 22mm to 17mm

He completely disregarded these, and refaced the mpc on his own to:
Tip: average 1.092mm (slightly more open than originally), but crooked/uneven
Lay: 19mm

Adding an insult to the injury, the alleged "Yamaha Artist 2015" cum "designer of the Grand Concert reeds [and] Vintage 1940 Cicero Mouthpieces and the La Vecchia mouthpieces" took my money & run away with it, plus threatened me with a lawsuit for exposing his technical incompetence, and called me publicly "jerk", "nuts", "idiot".

I wish to express my warmest & sincere thanx & praises to Mojo for rescuing the said mpc and sanding it to my preference.



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 Re: Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers
Author: Ed 
Date:   2021-10-23 03:30

This was overdone a while back



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