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    I agree on the orientation, Boehm horns for flat...

    I agree on the orientation, Boehm horns for flat keys, Albert or Oehler horns for sharp keys. I've used my Oehler for a few musicals where the keys trended very sharp (hello, Hello Dolly! and Ms....
  2. I've played an HS* on my soprano clarinets for...

    I've played an HS* on my soprano clarinets for over fifty years. I got a "free" one with a junk clarinet out of the bin at the dear departed Hunlith Music (on Broadway, in downtown Saint Louis). The...
  3. Thread: HELLO!!!!

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    It really sounds like a marketing fishing...

    It really sounds like a marketing fishing expedition to me. But, I know that musicians everywhere have trouble picking up bookings, so I understand the desire.
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    Better photos always make a difference. The...

    Better photos always make a difference. The blacks of the first photos have become the browns of the current, and the slop on the case now shows up clearly.

    And, I'm thinking high pitch may be...
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    More than just an Albert, that's a very simple...

    More than just an Albert, that's a very simple system horn. No lower joint crossovers (patent C# mechanism is not there), very little use of brille (rings). That, and the fact that both the horn and...
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    Same opinion on the Disney operation. Unlike the...

    Same opinion on the Disney operation. Unlike the world at the theme parks (where children are found just about everywhere, even at the ultimate high end restaurants (like the California Grill, or the...
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    Quality can vary, often in direct relationship to...

    Quality can vary, often in direct relationship to price. Go cheap, and don't expect the best.

    Not having been on a boat since the very early 1970s, and having been exposed to many years of...
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    The fact that I worked Cunard back in the day is...

    The fact that I worked Cunard back in the day is al the evidence of that which you would need. I started my time as a good clarinet and excellent bass clarinet, but only a mediocre sax player, but by...
  9. I've actually sat in a KRIT. An eccentric old...

    I've actually sat in a KRIT. An eccentric old ex-Marine has an odd museum down here in South Houston, and in addition to such oddities as a French 25 mm anti-tank gun and the big octopus looking...
  10. Sigh... It is better when expertise lies in...

    Sigh...

    It is better when expertise lies in one area, to remain in that area. I might not know my saxophones, but I do know my military production, so I'll attempt to correct your error.

    The...
  11. Lying and deception on an internet website?!?!?...

    Lying and deception on an internet website?!?!? Why, I never...
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    I've still got the last printout from the last...

    I've still got the last printout from the last run of the program. It was an irritant for some in the "administrative" portion of the office, as they were required to submit a separate BIRLS (what...
  13. Thread: VMI Manufaktur

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    Everybody makes mistakes. If someone maintains...

    Everybody makes mistakes. If someone maintains that they don't, they're either a) hidebound and incapable of change, or b) lying through their teeth.

    The trick is to realize what mistakes you make...
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    The Hollerith Card story...

    Somewhat tangental to music, but it's in there at the bottom so, after years of promises, here it is. I had it hidden in an old computer backup.

    Backup Your Data - 1970s Style


    A Cautionary...
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    Please read and digest the materials at the...

    Please read and digest the materials at the following link to a page on this site:

    http://www.woodwindforum.com/forums/showthread.php?806-Global-FAQ-Horn-Value

    Once you've gone through all of...
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    Different strokes for different folks

    I've mever had problems borrowing a saxophone when I neede to, so I've never maintained any backup horns for them.

    (During cruise ship duty in the late 1960s, I wound have felt differently - it's...
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    The first step to take is to review the posting...

    The first step to take is to review the posting at this link on our website:

    http://www.woodwindforum.com/forums/showthread.php?806-Global-FAQ-Horn-Value

    It's likely to disappoint you, but the...
  18. Thread: repair opinion

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    Also, older Selmer wooden basses were in a rigid...

    Also, older Selmer wooden basses were in a rigid Plywood case, with the ends of the joints bearing on the Plywood former from which the fabric interior was hung. If you made a habit of plopping the...
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    There's enough copper in most silver alloys to...

    There's enough copper in most silver alloys to cause problems, but not so much as is found in a penny or other US coin. The nickel or silver plate on an instrument would (after a thorough, initial...
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    It was on a "original" keyboard, so perhaps that...

    It was on a "original" keyboard, so perhaps that is why.

    My skin oil/persperation/whatever my body exudes is hell on just about everything that I touch. The copper allergy is brutal when you...
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    I'm a touch typist from before my high school...

    I'm a touch typist from before my high school days, where I was hammered into the regular habits of the approved methods by a stern (and very hot) business instructor. While I can fly across the...
  22. Thread: Backups. *Sigh*

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    Dammit, Pete - speak English...[/COLOR]

    Dammit, Pete - speak English...[/COLOR]
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    I went by two summers ago, and he was wain...

    I went by two summers ago, and he was wain looking but otherwise up and around. Of course, with cancer, one never knows - my father had a blood borne cancer and he was fine (except when receiving...
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    Does it come in cocobolo wood?

    Does it come in cocobolo wood?
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    The "black box problem"

    My groups use "fronts" produced by Embee Ideas out of Saint Louis. They are light in weight, hold together well when erected, and look consistent and professional.

    Mike Brooks counseled me when I...
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