|* From : Phil Feather. To :
Dave at Jary Custom. Re : Custom
Alto Mouthpiece. Aug. 11, 1999. Hi Dave ; I
got the alto mouthpiece over the weekend. It really screams. Thanks! The past
two days I was working on a recording ,for Sony, of a new young singer from
Australia. His Name is Tim Draxl. I guess he is the next Harry Conick Jr. . Peter
Matz did the charts. Wonderful. Great Big Band. Gary Foster on Alto. I play a
reasonable amount of studio work, records and TV mostly. The movie gigs are
much tougher to get because people hold on to them. When the new Buzz
Lightyear cartoon airs it has my oboe on the animated video that will be
released. I play second alto on Bill Watrous Big Band recordings of the last
decade, 3 of them I think. Also some work with Broadway Singers in New
York and so on. Take Care, Phil Feather.
|* From ; Jan Garai . To ;
Jary Custom . Re ; The Slant
Signature Link.` Hey
David....The Slant Signature Link is the best hard rubber Link I have ever
played. I just want to know, do you have another one to customize for me? Will
you expect any?
Five moths later Jan Garai writes ;
I just got back from Andalusia Spain where I was doing a
European tour with local bands. But an unfortunate thing happened while I was
there. I got my horn, my Slant signature Tone Edge made by you and
everything stolen in my hotel room. This is a real emergency. I have a couple of
other mouthpieces, but nothing like the slant you did up for me. That was the
Best piece. Please find another one and do the works on it. Thank you.
|*On Wed. , February 8, 2006 Ebay member u-boat writes ;
Love my new metal Otto Link N.Y. mouthpiece! By the way, how much do you charge to replate a bari
sax metal mouthpiece?
|* On Sat., February 11, 2006 Angelo Valenti writes ;
Hi, Good news, the mouthpiece came today to my surprise, didn't expect it till mon. or Tues. . You
were right. This piece is very free blowing up and down the horn and has plenty of volume when needed and can be
husky in the low end and not thin on the high end. I can bend noted as if it were a much bigger tip opening. I;'ll give
it a workout Mon. night with one big band and Tues. night with another. This cuts through much better than my #9
Link STM. I am happy how things worked out. Thanks again.
|*On Friday March 3 Tom Bliss writes:
I saw one of your modified Link N.Y. Super Tone Masters on an archive off Ebay. Would have
loved to snag that beauty! Can you give me a quote to take an Otto Link metal 5* N.Y. model and open it up, fix the
rails, table, baffle etc. .It will be for a talented 7th grader playing a beat up 1960's Conn 10M. Not to bright. we
want to rtain the traditional Link sound and blend with his brother who plays a 1935 CONN 6m with a rich dark
sound. Thanks, Tom Bliss.
|* From ; Skip Gailes at Old Dominion University.
To ; Jary Custom ;
Re ; Otto Link ;
David, I am a member of the jazz faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University and have been
performing 6-7 days a week for 30 years. I 'll pay up to $600.00 if you can hook me up with a good N.Y. Super
Two weeks later Skip writes ;
David Jary ! You are a man of your word. This is not a mouthpiece. It is an heirloom. I didn't really
believe it would be this good. I thought you were doing the used car salesman thing. I put a glowing
recommendation on Ebay and if I get to Queensbury I'll try to drop by. Appreciation, Skip Gailes.
|* From : Bo Pep.
To : Dave at Jary Custom.
Re : Runyon Spoiler MPC. . July 03,2000
Dave, I know a trombone player by the name of Bill Palmer from your area in New York. We
were in the original Commodores together. He is probably now retired from the Disney World Band in Orlando
Fla. . Do you know him by any chance? I just recorded a CD with my quartet in Bangkok. I played in Asia for 5
months this past winter. I played with Kenton in the early sixties. I just got back into music full time, but did a
lot of back-up playing on recordings over the years. I rarely buy a mouthpiece that has already been worked on
because I do my own work, but I made an exception this time. I like what you did with this Runyon Spoiler.
|* On July 23, 2000 Larry Ballow writes ;
Dave ; The soprano piece is incredible. Just as I imagined it would be. Thank you!! Haven't tryed
the Brilhart yet, but will let you know. Still interested in a Bari Sax piece. Larry.
On July 25, 2000 Larry writes ;
Dave ; Once again you amaze me...the master craftsman...the Brilhart 7* is amazing. However, will
store for now. Like the HR you sent me too. Thanks for the reed wet-sanding instructions. Sincerely, Larry.
|* From ; Joe Whiting
To ; David Jary of Jary Custom
Re ; Like the Link! Feb. 11, 2002
Hi Dave ; totally amazed that a plastic reed sounds smoother, warmer and more responsive than
any of my cane. Thanks for the tip on Bari plastic reeds. It even calmed my Sugal down. also; the custom Link
job you did for me sounds great and I highly recommend your services to anyone looking for mpc. work. Now
what do I do with pounds of cane? All my best, Joe.
|* From : Lee Havens.
To ; Dave at Jary Custom.
Re : Custom Link Tenor mpc. .
Hi Dave I bought a really cool hard rubber customized piece from you more than a year ago. Are
you still doing that kind of work? Evey now and again I see on Ebay that you have metal Otto Links that you
have customized with a baffle and other modifications. please let me know when you will have another one
because I will buy one. I will need a .110" or thereabouts. Thanks, Lee Havins.
|* From : Angel Melendez ;
To ; Jary Custom ;
Re : Vito Mouthpiece .
Hey !! The mouthpiece arrived. It was great doing business with you. Positive feedback on Ebay
profile is FOR SURE!! Thanks again man!! Angel.
|* From ; Lee Havins.
To ; Jary Custom.
Re ; Hey Dave.
Just wanted to let you know the mouthpiece you made for me just gets better and better. I
wouldn't part with it at any price. Everybody who has heard it is impressed although many had a hard time
believing it was the mouthpiece making the difference. I think I could use your mouthpiece to sell mediocre old
horns at high prices if I were so inclined. It seems to make any horn sound a lot better.
Last month I participated in a week long Jamey Abersold workshop in Louisville and I gave one
of your cards to everybody who seemed interested. I gave some out at the University where I am auditioning
also I got some reed I like from Gene Walker who played with a lot of early blues bands. Now he is a big time
jazzer. So anyway... I hope you are selling a lot of mouthpieces. Most people don't realize that the mouthpiece
makes that much difference and they struggle along with the same old store bought varieties. Never mind an
expensive horn. I'll spend $129.00 to $225.00 on one of your mouthpieces and $500.00 on the sax instead of
$5,000.00. Keep up the good work. Lee.
|* From ; Larry Ballow, Staten Island, New York To ; Dave Jary at Jary Custom. Re ; Johnston-Selmer. July
Hi Dave ; Gotta tell ya I love the Johnston Selmer. Love the sound and intonation, but I may have you
lower the baffle just a bit. Thanks, Larry.
*On July 4th Larry writes :
The more I play the piece the more I like it. It has a different timber and overtone qualities than the
metal mouthpieces I have tryed. Now I want to try wet sanding my own Bari brand tenor sax reeds as you
suggested. I like the resistance and the piece plays so well one can use different reeds. Thanks again. I'll send the
soprano piece this weekend. Yours, Larry.
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