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    Great link. And if you ever get near...

    Great link.

    And if you ever get near Vermillion SD, visit this place:
    http://orgs.usd.edu/nmm/

    The website doesn't give it justice.

    I was there quite a few years ago, when it was called...
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    I bought my VI for $600.00. They weren't THAT...

    I bought my VI for $600.00. They weren't THAT expensive back then.

    I think the pros playing VIs are doing it partially because it's expected and prestigious.

    Similar thing happened with Yamaha...
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    I had the same experience with the VII tenor....

    I had the same experience with the VII tenor. When I tried it out in the music store, it seemed like a great horn. The intonation was great, the tone was good at music store volume.

    But gigging...
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    I know I'll get some disagreement on this, but...

    I know I'll get some disagreement on this, but IMHO, the Mark VI is currently over-rated and over-priced way above it's value as a working instrument (excluding its collectible value).

    It was a...
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    Same thing happens with guitars (I play guitar...

    Same thing happens with guitars (I play guitar too). There are more fake Les Pauls out there than Mark VI's -- probably only because there are more guitarists.

    We sell genuine gibson at low...
  6. I'm guessing you want people to add to the post,...

    I'm guessing you want people to add to the post, so here goes.

    I'm Bob "Notes" Norton. I'm a career musician and have been for most of my life (I did try two day-gigs while being a weekend...
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    I've been a entertainer since day one. It comes...

    I've been a entertainer since day one. It comes easy to me.

    I started in junior high school, before I was a 'real' musician. Here I was playing music with my buddies at a junior high school dance,...
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    When I was in the People's Republic of China back...

    When I was in the People's Republic of China back in the late 1980s, a met a sax player in a brass band. She was playing a Chinese alto sax, the brand name was "Lark". The word lark was the only...
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    Tenor Alto Flute Wind Synth (WX5 / Vl70m +...

    Tenor
    Alto
    Flute
    Wind Synth (WX5 / Vl70m + TX81z)
    Guitar
    Bass
    Keyboard synthesizer
    Drums
    Vocals
    Computer
  10. My old Superba II had a better sound than my old...

    My old Superba II had a better sound than my old Mark VI - at least for the kind of music I play (pop/rock/blues). I loved that horn.

    And that is one beeeeeaaaaauuuuuutiful Superba I in the...
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    You have some very valid points. Yes the hardware...

    You have some very valid points. Yes the hardware synth does take 30 seconds or less to boot up (nothing compared to my computer).

    However, I've crashed computers on a regular basis, and none of...
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    I agree, the sounds are for the general public....

    I agree, the sounds are for the general public. And if you played recordings from Getz and 'Trane back to back, the majority of the pubic would think they were listening to two different instruments....
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    My chemistry doesn't seem to like brass, but it's...

    My chemistry doesn't seem to like brass, but it's OK with silver.

    I have no idea why.

    Notes
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    I respectfully disagree. Although I've never...

    I respectfully disagree. Although I've never owned an EWI, I've been on a number of wind controller forums for years and this is what I've learned.

    1) The bite sensor on the EWI is controlled by a...
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    I don't find it too hot here, I like it. However,...

    I don't find it too hot here, I like it. However, in the winter when it drops under 70F I put the heater on.

    The bugs are big. Roaches the size of corvettes. They are mighty nutritious though, but...
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    I too would be interested in the experiences of...

    I too would be interested in the experiences of others who live in salty, windy climates.

    Those nice ocean breezes sure make coastal S.Fla a comfortable place to live, but everything has it's...
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    And I will probably continue to do so whenever...

    And I will probably continue to do so whenever the subject comes up.

    I do this to give a prospective bare brass buyer one possible outcome of his/her purchase.

    If I was considering a bare brass...
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    The horn was played in South Florida and...

    The horn was played in South Florida and sometimes near the salt water :-( - but it's how I make my living.

    When the patina started I tried polishing it, but it was a losing battle. I was spending...
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    They quit lacquering horns in Florida, and after...

    They quit lacquering horns in Florida, and after about 15 years of not having my horn re-lacquered, this is what happened to my Couf Superba II:

    http://www.nortonmusic.com/Couf/LR_05Couf.jpg

    ...
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    Fortunately, my "real work" is music. But it...

    Fortunately, my "real work" is music. But it doesn't seem like work to me.

    Notes ♫
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    You've got to be tough to be a musician ;) I...

    You've got to be tough to be a musician ;)

    I don't get sick. Why? I'm not allowed to be sick.

    It's not that I'm not replaceable, it's just that I'm not replaceable at short notice. All our...
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    I didn't like the VII. It played well in the...

    I didn't like the VII. It played well in the music store at a low volume, the intonation was better than the VI, and it had a high F# key (I was playing in a guitar band so that meant E and A concert...
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    I live in Florida, near the coast of the mainland...

    I live in Florida, near the coast of the mainland (there is a lagoon and barrier island east of that) and I played on cruise ships in the Caribbean for 3 years in the 80s.

    I've also been playing...
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    Actually, one of the first professional...

    Actually, one of the first professional night-club gigs I ever played was at a strip club in Miami Florida. I was 18, the girls stripped down to g-string and pasties, and I was glad I was sitting...
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    Sticky: Haven't listened to anything but myself lately,...

    Haven't listened to anything but myself lately, busy gigging month!!!!!!!!!

    Today I'm listening to Atterberg's Symphonies 3 & 4

    Notes
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