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    Ah, the Shrine band. Never was there a more...

    Ah, the Shrine band. Never was there a more random and slapdash operation than a Shriner group.

    For a while back in the 1990s, I played with a group that was headed up by a Shriner. Among the...
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    While on the surface that seems logical, the...

    While on the surface that seems logical, the truth is that the situation is much more complicated.

    If you look around here a bit, you will find any number of saxophonists who state wistfully that...
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    Natürlich, we are running the most current...

    Natürlich, we are running the most current version of the iPhone software, iOS 8.1, this on our new iPhones 6. The application (Version 1.0, dated 2009) runs just fine.

    Further research on the...
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    For those of you who own iPhones…

    .…here is an "app" that I've found handy to have available on my phones (I've had it for my last three iPhones). For a doubler like me (who doesn't spend much time on the bundle of sticks each year,...
  5. Thread: Un funk

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    Another alternative

    One thing that came to mind when I recently re-read this thread was that you don't need to spend $400 US to employ an ozone generator to help de-funk a musical instrument. Many years ago, I purchased...
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    And, most important, he perfected the modern bass...

    And, most important, he perfected the modern bass clarinet...
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    How was I hard on them? Classing things like full...

    How was I hard on them? Classing things like full Boehms/part Boehms is all done on an informal basis, no matter who's doing it.
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    One piece bodies may indicate ebonite rather than...

    One piece bodies may indicate ebonite rather than wood, although the stamping looks like a wood horn. They are "vintage", as the front of the body register vent indicates, so they could have...
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    That's pretty much our experience with All...

    That's pretty much our experience with All Hallowed Saints Eve over the past thirty years. When my wife taught first grade in a small town in IL, the kids that came by were a) current or former...
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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....
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  22. 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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