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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...
  3. 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...
  7. 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...
  11. Thread: Backups. *Sigh*

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    Any large project like an extensive website or a...

    Any large project like an extensive website or a retail merchandise tracking system can lead you down this path if you don't plan ahead. I learned ("learnt") a long time ago that any extensive...
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    It is my impression that there are more players...

    It is my impression that there are more players who still use the Albert horns in Great Britain, so it may be the case in Down Under as well. Ask around a bit and see who you can find.
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    "cough, cough - 'Macintosh' - cough, cough" ...

    "cough, cough - 'Macintosh' - cough, cough"

    While I'm not the most extreme computer user in the world, I've been using them since the days of the mainframe, Hollerith cards, and programming in...
  14. Thread: Backups. *Sigh*

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    Reading music off of an iPad-sized screen may...

    Reading music off of an iPad-sized screen may seem like a good idea, but unless your eyesight is extraordinarily acute, you are going to have real troubles making it out.

    When we cruised last...
  15. Thread: Backups. *Sigh*

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    It helps to be paranoid when dealing with...

    It helps to be paranoid when dealing with backups. I've been doing them on my computer system since the early 1980s on critical stuff (financial, personal data and the like), but I got into them in a...
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    I would, of course, take issue with that...

    I would, of course, take issue with that statement. Although all but one are now packed away, I have a number of "Albert" instruments that I would regularly take for a spin, just to keep my hand in....
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    I got more work from my membership in the...

    I got more work from my membership in the Galveston local (now defunct, although I still carry my last card from the place - the union's offices were in the back room of a cleaning supply company)...
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    A couple of things: I think (but may be...

    A couple of things:

    I think (but may be remembering wrong; it's been a few years since it came up) that Tennessee is a "right to work" state, which means in turn that the music scene is going to...
  19. As with motor bikes, it is hard to go wrong with...

    As with motor bikes, it is hard to go wrong with a Yamaha. Solid piece of equipment, reasonably well in tune right off the bat, not fragile (good for kids) and good resale potential.

    YTS-something...
  20. Thread: Favorite Cases

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    I am on my third Yamaha baritone case, with the...

    I am on my third Yamaha baritone case, with the second and third coming from eBay. Apparently, there are dealers out there that retail the Yamaha horns but replace the coffin with (sigh) a gig bag.
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    Back in the day when my employees were the terror...

    Back in the day when my employees were the terror of the Gulf Coast area (if you didn't properly rail your scaffolding, shore your trenches, or otherwise protect your employees from recognized...
  22. Thread: Favorite Cases

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    I borrowed a school sax once, when mine was still...

    I borrowed a school sax once, when mine was still in the ether, somewhere between my wallet and my music room. It came in a standardish gig bag, and from a cosmetic basis, it sure looked cool.
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    Back in the day, I used to have a special keypad...

    Back in the day, I used to have a special keypad for my favorite music program, Professional Composer. It wasn't much more than a numeric keypad in size, yet it allowed you to control note duration...
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    Go to the local Mac store (the one at the mall)...

    Go to the local Mac store (the one at the mall) and ask some of the back office staff (not just the sales folks up in the front) about the program (the name of which I cannot recall for the life of...
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    On the Macintosh system, there is a software...

    On the Macintosh system, there is a software package (which I think is part of the suite you get with the machine; I saw it on a machine at the dealership/store, and they usually don't include pay...
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