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by GFC
(359 posts)
8 months ago

cybersax.com

The original cybersax.com website is offline.  The wealth of information from that site has been preserved in a snapshot by archive.org.

http://web.archive.org/web/20130807161606/http://www.cybersax.com/ 

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  1. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (17 posts)

    8 months ago

    Re: cybersax.com

    And it is greatly missed. I worked on a number of horn restorations for and with Bear ending a year or so prior to his stroke. His knowlege and skill was extraordinary. I could not have become the restorer I am today without his input and mentoring. Cybersax is a cornerstone of what the internet vintage saxcophone market has become today. Thanks for the link to the information.

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    1. by GFC
      (359 posts)

      8 months ago

      Re: cybersax.com

      Bear was the real deal.  His passing is a reminder of what a small and precious group absolute top-level techs - the ones who really dig in to understand things, educate others, and push the state of the art forward -  are.  And his site provided an invaluable legacy that is, fortunately, preserved.  

      Mark - since cybersax.com is one of the links under the Resources tab of this site, you might want to replace it with the link  provided above.

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      1. by historicsaxwhisperer
        (17 posts)

        8 months ago

        Re: cybersax.com

        Passing was not something I was aware of. Bear and I worked back and forth for a number of weeks trying to figure out the one handed f mezzo he had in his inventory. So much that he mentioned me and thanked me for my input directly on his website. Now probably a permanent record in the scheme of all of our Saxual Pleasures, as Barry liked to call it. Who it may have been developed for, etc. I was blessed enough to be so liked by him that he shared a number of his restoration secrets with me. Loosening locked in screws to avoid the inevitable popping off a post to releave the screw, moving metal, soldering at low temps to keep laquer intact, secrets of a good heat gun. I was blessed to know a man I never met in person. The last email I had sent him went unanswered. He thought highly of you Mark and mentioned you and your spouse on more than one occasion. I didn't mean for this to turn into some sort of Memorial for Barry "Bear" Wilson, but it is more than well deserved.....

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        1. by Saxquest
          (324 posts)

          8 months ago

          Re: cybersax.com

          Woah......I had not heard that Barry Wilson had passed away. Can anyone confirm or refute this? It would be a real tragedy for the sax community. The phone number that I have on file for him doesn't work and have not heard a response from email yet. The Cybersax website and the Saxquest web site went up around the same time in 2000 and Bear and I have referred business back and forth for years.

          Thanks,
               Mark Overton
               www.saxquest.com

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        2. by GFC
          (359 posts)

          8 months ago

          Re: cybersax.com

          Encountered one passing reference to him passing in 2011 after a heart attack.  Maybe it's just an unconfirmed rumor.

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        3. by Saxquest
          (324 posts)

          8 months ago

          Re: cybersax.com

          Just confirmed by doing an online newpaper search. I didn't locate an obituary, but the September 8, 2013 Tulsa World had this in their death notices:

          Wilson, Barry, 65, saxophone repairman, died Thursday. Services pending. Ninde Brookside.

          A sad day for the saxophone community. Bear and I had several great talks regarding saxophone history and repair. Barry, you will be missed!!

          Mark Overton
          www.saxquest.com

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