Ebay Fake Bach Megatones

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  1. SpiritDCI08

    SpiritDCI08 Piano User

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    Have you guys ever used one. I just got mine and I don't think it's too bad. It's a little small for the reciever, but it's really comfortabe.
     
  2. BrassOnLine

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    I got one from a shop from Texas. Don't remember the guy's name, but it sound asiatic.
    Tapper of the backbore was wrong and didn't fit on any trumpet receiver.
    No warranty, no money back, paypal not attending...
    Take care.
     
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    There isn't anything in this world that someone else can't steal the design of and make cheaper. I measure mouthpieces after 6 months. It takes that long to really tell if they do the entire job or slow one down. I work with manufacturers/dealers that work with me.
     
  4. gbdeamer

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    I think a problem with a "fake" megatone is that it's likely a cosmetic copy with no real attempt to drive consistency with the rest of the original mouthpiece. There are so many variables to a mouthpiece that aren't visible to the naked eye that it's difficult to see if there's a problem until you play on it. The fact that they couldn't even produce an accurate trumpet shank should tell you something.

    Good luck...
     
  5. operagost

    operagost Forte User

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    I'd probably play a Weimar or "Bessons" trumpet before I played one of those fake Megatones.
     
  6. Ursa

    Ursa Piano User

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    A real Bach Mega Tone isn't exactly a bank breaker at about $80 online new and even less used. Why not play the real thing?
     
  7. Mason

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    Why did you buy a fake?
     
  8. Rushtucky

    Rushtucky Pianissimo User

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    One of my students got one on eBay for $12.95 and he got what he paid for. It is light weight and does not even come close to the quality excelled by my Bach Megatone.

    Don't waste your money...
     
  9. SpiritDCI08

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    I just performed with it (and I know, it's a little to early to perform with it), but it worked just fine. It's super comfortable and easy to adjust from a Vincent Bach 3c.
    I really enjoyed it.
     
  10. MFfan

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    I had a knock off mega tone for awhile and it played fine, lots of power, no goofy issues. It was too powerful to fit in with the groups I played in.OLDLOU expressed and interest in it and I sold it to him. My Jet tone Merien c mp , to me, is a semi megatone, but can blend in ok. I am sure the quality varies. I think mine came from Texas somewhere, also. $80 is big money to me and not to be thrown out to try our an unknown quanitity of anything.
     

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