Selmer MK VI soprano 73xxx Original engraved & premium overhaul Amazing player

I am not keen to sell this horn.  It took me years to find and it is wonderful, but it is sitting at the moment, probably should be played more.  It is an original lac. European market fully engraved 1957 first year MK VI soprano #73xxx.  I restored it with new pads and metal resonators and it is very nicely set up tight with all toneholes level and keys fitted, it’s a beautiful experience to play.

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Otto Link Early Babbitt STM 10 original PLAYER

Here is a rather hard to find mouthpiece for a particular player who likes to go big.  This is a wonderful denim tabled original EB Link with a rather huge significant baffle adding a big shot of bright buzz and sizzle on a huge wide sound.  The big baffle and the specific shape of it helps stop that big sound from getting lost or too diffuse which can happen with large tipped Links.

This piece is measuring over .125 on my tools which means it is probably .130. It’s been used, has some scratching and plating age but it’s overall in good shape. The biteplate has a little spot of wear but not something I would bother about.  I noticed that the material above the table (inside the chamber) is quite thin which tells me that essentially this chamber is not so big.  This is the secret to a great playing EB Link.

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Brilhart “Hard Rubber” Marinated .098 Exc. Player with sizzle

Excellent old Brilhart “hard rubber” model. Originally a very small tip as most were, I’ve opened this to ,098 with a bit of baffle.  It blows fat, flexible and kind of bouncy with some shimmer on top, very much fun. Although these are often compared to slant Links, they have their own vibe.  On the power/tone color scale I would say this is probably equal to a very good early Florida slant Link, maybe a touch brighter.

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