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    Poll: You left off "older than dirt".

    You left off "older than dirt".
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    Do you have any idea of why this is true about...

    Do you have any idea of why this is true about the altissimo. Could it just be a coincidence, perhaps?
  3. Thread: Fat Fingers

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    It seems to me that the string tied to the finger...

    It seems to me that the string tied to the finger might be a bit extreme. Do you play using a floor peg or use a neck strap? I would think that adjusting the height of the clarinet and keeping the...
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    There are no adverse acoustical or mechanical...

    There are no adverse acoustical or mechanical effects to what you are doing. Aesthetic and economic effects are a matter of interpretation. You will find the body of the saxophone and the keys to...
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    Sticky: Thanks for sharing that with us Pete. I will...

    Thanks for sharing that with us Pete. I will help to the extent that I can.
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    Let me make sure I understand what you are...

    Let me make sure I understand what you are saying. Are you referring to the music teacher getting a "kickback" for referring them to Quinn in the event their student buys an instrument from him?
  7. Thread: Teeth.

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    The teeth have nothing to do with a transverse...

    The teeth have nothing to do with a transverse flute embouchure. I suggest putting your lips together and blowing and letting the airstream make the opening. Blow fast, cold air against your index...
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    I checked my research service and there have been...

    I checked my research service and there have been no Selmer Clarinets matching that description on Ebay listed for the past 6 months. Perhaps if you could list the serial number, it would help to...
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    I'm sorry to hear about that. I experienced that...

    I'm sorry to hear about that. I experienced that condition "one time at band camp" when I was playing/practicing for 6 hours a day. Luckily it went away after cutting back on the playing time. It...
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    Boo. :)

    Boo. :)
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    Yes it is. The Fobes Debut is another excellent...

    Yes it is. The Fobes Debut is another excellent choice. My advice is not to jump on the equipment train too early. There will be plenty of time for that when you have built up some clarinet chops.
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    The older vintage instruments used nitrocellulose...

    The older vintage instruments used nitrocellulose lacquers that are easily removed using boiling water with a bit of baking powder added. The epoxy lacquers on newer instruments, including the...
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    Hope it was only played in church twice a year. ...

    Hope it was only played in church twice a year. It will be a real bargain. :)
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    The recommended mouthpiece pitch for bass...

    The recommended mouthpiece pitch for bass clarinet is an F concert. That would be a good place to start.
  15. I love Eddie Daniels and have heard him in person...

    I love Eddie Daniels and have heard him in person on several occasions as he is a regular at the Salt Lake City Jazz Festival. The only problem is he makes playing the clarinet look so easy that...
  16. Thread: Setting Up Shop

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    I trust professional as well. ;-) Now that...

    I trust professional as well. ;-)

    Now that you are doing repairs professionally, you may want to get Reg Thorpe's "The Complete Woodwind Repair Manual" if you don't have a copy already. For...
  17. Thread: Setting Up Shop

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    I think my head is going to explode. . . .

    I think my head is going to explode. . . .
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    Fascinating stuff. Could this be something along...

    Fascinating stuff. Could this be something along the lines of "necking in" on some conical instruments to improve the intonation, but doing so in the reverse? Some pics would be nice.
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    As a beginning band teacher for many years, I...

    As a beginning band teacher for many years, I required students who wanted to play the saxophone to play the clarinet the first year. I won't go into the rationale behind this, but it worked very...
  20. Thread: Setting Up Shop

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    Those who don't know you may get the wrong...

    Those who don't know you may get the wrong impression. :-o I wouldn't take an instrument to someone with that type of "humor" on their website. Perhaps it is because I have seen similar repairs done...
  21. Thread: Clarineo?

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    My recommendations: Vito Resotone...

    My recommendations:

    Vito Resotone Take to your local tech for a "play condition". Add a Fobes Debut mouthpiece and you're all set. You will have a "real" clarinet that has some value when you...
  22. Thread: Perfect NYE Gig

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    Have fun. Back in the days I used to take vodka...

    Have fun. Back in the days I used to take vodka mini bottles with me to Mormon Church New Year's Dances to pour in my punch on breaks cause no one can smell alcohol on you when you drink vodka. :) ...
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    This ties into a discussion on the Delphi Repair...

    This ties into a discussion on the Delphi Repair Forum in which the question has been raised as to whether a dried out clarinet or oboe in which the wood "shrinks" to enlarge the bore goes higher or...
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    So sorry to hear that. That must be very...

    So sorry to hear that. That must be very difficult for you. Best of luck in you other musical endeavors. Thank you for the gift of gratitude this Christmas season.
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    I am grateful that someone is taking an academic...

    I am grateful that someone is taking an academic look at the acoustical effects of resonators. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence about resonators in the world of saxophone playing that begs to be...
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