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    Some excellent musical bucket list ideas Pete. I...

    Some excellent musical bucket list ideas Pete. I hope they come to fruition for you. I'm reminded of a joke told by Jerry Seinfeld, he said he used to worry all the time about his bucket list till...
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    My wishes to all of you in a song. ...

    My wishes to all of you in a song.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcDBVbj2If4
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    Thanks Helen. I forgot to mention that it says...

    Thanks Helen. I forgot to mention that it says "Elkhart" on the bell making it an American product.
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    Help identify make of saxophone

    I know I have seen this key guard design somewhere but I can't remember where. Does anyone recognize this make? Pete? Helen?

    http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/jbtsax/Unknownsaxophone.jpg
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    Most technicians have a check list for going...

    Most technicians have a check list for going through an instrument. We do diagnostics every day and chase down problems. It is fine that customers point things out, but most often there are other...
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    A skilled technician would be able to fabricate a...

    A skilled technician would be able to fabricate a new key and posts, or modify existing ones to fit. The odds of finding original parts for this instrument would be astronomical.
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    Thanks for that delightful photo. I haven't...

    Thanks for that delightful photo. I haven't laughed like that in a long time.
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    I think you might be the only one in the...

    I think you might be the only one in the "contest". :)
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    Is she celebrating your birthday or hers? That's...

    Is she celebrating your birthday or hers? That's the question. :)
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    He who dies owning the most tárogatók wins. (Or...

    He who dies owning the most tárogatók wins. (Or have I used that joke before?)

    While we are on the subject, I have gone back to the tárogató you sold me Toby and I am working on smoothing and...
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    I did a bit of research on African single reed...

    I did a bit of research on African single reed and double reed instruments and none sounded even remotely like the one on the recording.
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    Boy can I identify with Carl. I absolutely abhor...

    Boy can I identify with Carl. I absolutely abhor change, so when I find a shoe I like, I buy at least 6 pair. I need to start doing that with wristwatches too since they change styles even more...
  13. Thread: * Glub * Glub *

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    "This is a hell of a way to run a desert." A...

    "This is a hell of a way to run a desert." A quote by our late governor Scott Matheson when sandbags were put up on both sides of a street running through Salt Lake City to form a river rushing...
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    I have received the sets of 2 of these "screws"...

    I have received the sets of 2 of these "screws" in 3 different thread sizes. The are "ergonomically" comfortable to use. You actually "roll" the round portion between your thumb and forefinger...
  15. Thread: repair opinion

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    Selmer has fulfilled its obligation under the...

    Selmer has fulfilled its obligation under the warranty that came with the instrument. There is no chance that either the Selmer Company or the vendor would reimburse you for "accelerated...
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    I would put it this way: A leak free saxophone...

    I would put it this way: A leak free saxophone in top mechanical condition helps to facilitate a player playing his/her best. Or you could say a saxophone in that condition removes obsticles that...
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    :) :)

    :) :)
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    Those are excellent points in that article. ...

    Those are excellent points in that article. There is another dimension to sight reading besides rhythms. That is being technically comfortable in all keys and with reading accidentals. My sight...
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    Some interesting comments, Pete. In my repair...

    Some interesting comments, Pete. In my repair work I find that the spring force required to lift and reopen the key quickly and to its full position is also very important. Bell keys are an...
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    Glib answer: They already have those. They are...

    Glib answer: They already have those. They are called "fingers" of players who use "gorilla grip". :)

    Serious answer: Cannonball's stone key touches already do that to a degree. Some players...
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    I'm quite sure they both work on the same...

    I'm quite sure they both work on the same principal.
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    Ergonomic Heavy Mass Saxophone Neck Screw

    Meridian Winds Ergonomic Heavy Mass Saxophone Neck Screw Breakthrough in acoustic science or simply "bling". What are your thoughts?
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    Wow. Phoenix is supposed to be a desert. I...

    Wow. Phoenix is supposed to be a desert. I guess the only other disasters are the haboobs. (I like that name.) My daughter and granddaughter live in Phoenix. I need to give them a call. I 15 one...
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    Who are you?
  25. Thread: Favorite Cases

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    In the repair trade we call "gig bags" job...

    In the repair trade we call "gig bags" job security. :twisted:
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