Posted by David on April 26, 2002 at 14:44:18:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Are all 24AW's the same? posted by mn on April 26, 2002 at 10:28:28:
Everyone who has copied the Bach 24AW claims it is exactly the same. I can't tell, and without calipers and other measuring devices, I doubt you can either. So, back to the copy or the original. Some copies cost a lot less - maybe not a good copy. Some cost more - maybe a better copy.
Anyone can use the designation 24AW on a mouthpiece. That is not patentable. Ask Vandoren about the Leblanc copy of the 5RV mouthpieces or Brook Mays copies of Selmer alto saxophone C* mouthpieces. They will both claim to be identical, but they are definitely not.
Here's a novel idea. Why don't you just buy the original and then you have nothing to worry about.