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    You forgot one (important) point in the...

    You forgot one (important) point in the management summary: LISTEN.

    I think this ist the most important thing to know:
    You're always on the verge of being out of tune re the rest of the group....
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    You forgot the "@", Jim. :-)

    You forgot the "@", Jim. :-)
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    A first prototype - works. :-) ...

    A first prototype - works. :-)

    http://www.hochstrasser.org/files/LipPlatePrototype.jpg
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    Yeah, I should have been more specific -...

    Yeah, I should have been more specific - something non-scratchy that can be attached to the original lip plate.
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    Fipple head / lip plate

    Bear with me - I suck at flutes... (even more so at piccolos)

    Okay, so I have an increasing amount of flutes and piccolos I have to service. While basic flute work is relatively straightforward...
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    (back to the original question) For what it's...

    (back to the original question)
    For what it's worth, eg the Zoom H1 can be used independently, or as an USB microphone (which does the analog-digital conversion for you), hence you don't have to...
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    From own experience, a Bundy eefer is, from a...

    From own experience, a Bundy eefer is, from a price/performance standpoint, hard to beat. I once had a "Woodwind"-brand plastic eefer, and it was so-so, but only after quite a bit of adjustments...
  8. Thread: Mazzeo

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    I have a Bundy. The mechanism as been deactivated...

    I have a Bundy. The mechanism as been deactivated as there was an adjustment screw, spiral spring and ball (?) missing in the setup as I bought it. But the the extra arm still is *somewhere*. :-)
  9. What model is your bass? Has it been serviced...

    What model is your bass?
    Has it been serviced before you got it?
    Do other players have the same problem?

    Could be that the G key (one hole down from the A) is not opening enough, or that the Ab...
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    could as well be that your instrument needs some...

    could as well be that your instrument needs some servicing - you know, some minor leaks or other issues formed and you're compensating for them with more grip or different embouchure, resulting in a...
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    if you're interested about making kids interested...

    if you're interested about making kids interested in music, have a look at Hanson's chalumeau...

    Here's the link.
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    oh, I always thought that would be an acronym for...

    oh, I always thought that would be an acronym for "Verily Mediocre Instruments". ;-)
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    One of the (for me) important criteria when...

    One of the (for me) important criteria when selecting a "web page engine" (whatever you call your content management system) was the back-end: database? flat file?
    Within "image album systems"...
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    Kruspes pop up in German eBay in rather regular...

    Kruspes pop up in German eBay in rather regular intervals, mostly accompanied by a sentence like "attic find" or "grampa died and left this". From what little I can remember, these were mostly...
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    Okay, here goes (it may be a bit different here...

    Okay, here goes (it may be a bit different here than elsewhere in the world)

    Our band is organized as a registered association (we're currently working on getting tax-exempt (ie. not-for-profit)...
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    Sticky: There ya go. All of these concert flyers were...

    There ya go.

    All of these concert flyers were created on LibreOffice Draw, for one because it's free, then it is quite near DTP re its features (especially placing and sizing of objects) and most...
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    cool, an Amati Eefer. Check past auctions and see...

    cool, an Amati Eefer. Check past auctions and see what they fetched. I faintly remember the plastic Bundies went for ~$250, while wooden ones in good condition can fetch $500+.

    That is somewhat...
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    cool! Now there is a good use for "junkster"...

    cool!

    Now there is a good use for "junkster" instruments, after all. Low risk, learn a lot from repairing it, and be rewarded with a high contrast before/after...

    (got a "before" pic?)
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    Buy an USB-PS/2 connector (something like this...

    Buy an USB-PS/2 connector (something like this) and see whether your iMac likes it... I have some of them, and they work fine with my laptops (windows and linux).
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    From my experience back in IBM, US keyboards are...

    From my experience back in IBM, US keyboards are from a distinctly different design than European types; they have an oblong horizontal Enter key while ours is vertical and accomodates one extra key...
  21. Whenever you close one of the right hand (lower...

    Whenever you close one of the right hand (lower stack) keys, it should also close the G# pad (if it's articulated). Play a G# with your left hand and operate your right hand - the G# should close....
  22. as jbtsax suggested, I'd check the spring...

    as jbtsax suggested, I'd check the spring tension, maybe it's too soft. Also check the regulation screw, maybe the lower keys press it down with too much force (how deep is the tone hole impression?)...
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    Yes, the keyboard is one of the deciding factors...

    Yes, the keyboard is one of the deciding factors to buy a ThinkPad. I now have an external Edge-Style Keyboard...
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    can't stand the MS Ergo Kbd, it's a piece of...

    can't stand the MS Ergo Kbd, it's a piece of crap. In my opinion.

    See, it's just how some of us hate Buffet Clarinets or love Selmer Saxes. It's a question of ergonomics and sausage fingers. :-)
    ...
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    hmm...38MB for the .wav file...you might want to...

    hmm...38MB for the .wav file...you might want to convert it to .mp3, which will bring the size down to less than 4MB...
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