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    Yup. The recorders are temperamental beasts at...

    Yup. The recorders are temperamental beasts at best, and with a part with massive leaps and notes towards the bottom of the range, you are asking for trouble if you are not fully "qualified" on the...
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    Now, the whole shebang, in three different...

    Now, the whole shebang, in three different formats and with imbedded photos, is in the hands of our Gandalfe. Hopefully it will not go missing this time around...
  3. Thread: Synthetic Reeds

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    Ummm... Long ago and far away, I conducted a...

    Ummm...

    Long ago and far away, I conducted a trial of the Legere reed system. At the time, I believe there was only a single option available for each horn - no premium "brands", as it were.

    I...
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    I've always been told that recorders were more...

    I've always been told that recorders were more properly referred to as "fipple" flutes, but as my computer objects to that spelling, perhaps I was told wrong.

    Nope, I was right. From Wikipedia:
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    I hate to get all preaching and all, but...

    ...this is just another version of the suspended by peg and neck stand, only with a tripod base rather than a heavily weighted one.

    Nothing wrong with the stability of the basic setup, as long as...
  6. I have seen so many different instrumentation...

    I have seen so many different instrumentation layouts for this show that I am reluctant to offer a opinion as to what you may be facing. Brad Pinmental's website that lists show instrumentations is a...
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    Swabbing out a Bundy horn is prohibited by...

    Swabbing out a Bundy horn is prohibited by Federal law, I believe...
  8. Don't discount the presence of cross fingerings...

    Don't discount the presence of cross fingerings for the same note. (Example: the clarinet practice of providing two fingerings for each of the notes operated by the little fingers.)

    I've seen some...
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    Current value is what you need to be aiming at in...

    Current value is what you need to be aiming at in any event. I think that this is some sort of variation on the ol' capital gains, although I doubt that the IRS will be worrying about this too much....
  10. If it's a wood horn, then the wood has been...

    If it's a wood horn, then the wood has been stained. The discoloration in the photograph seems to be following patterns of the wood grain, and it appears to be "stuck" to the horn (as evidenced by...
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    Is that one of those "Pick and Pluck" cases,...

    Is that one of those "Pick and Pluck" cases, where the foam is pre-scored in little square columns, and you just remove what you need? (I ask this because of the square-ness of the openings in the...
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    But I bet that it plays a wicked solid Bb...

    But I bet that it plays a wicked solid Bb...
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    In my case, it was fortunate that the loss...

    In my case, it was fortunate that the loss occurred to a friend's horn, rather than to one in my collection. It went from a magnificent example of the Selmer Mark VI breed to a golden heap of metal...
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    There seems to be a reluctance on the part of...

    There seems to be a reluctance on the part of saxophone stand makers to recognize that there are others out there who play both baritone and clarinet, or baritone and bass clarinet, or bassoon and...
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    Another custom casework problem. When we...

    Another custom casework problem.

    When we moved, I blundered into my carefully preserved notes on the custom case box manufacturer up in WI. I put this all together many years ago, when considering...
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    Actually, I feel the same about the Hercules...

    Actually, I feel the same about the Hercules stands, with the possible exception of their "in the bell" soprano clarinet stands, which (with some minimal modifications) are the most stable of their...
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    The stand undoubtedly works - when the instrument...

    The stand undoubtedly works - when the instrument is properly (and more critically, carefully) placed into the holding mechanism. However, any disturbance (like when an actress breezes through an...
  18. Thread: Hess

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    FWIW, German is harder. That's because ve...

    FWIW, German is harder.

    That's because ve Chermans are anything but romantic...

    T. Stibal, product of a bizarre combination of South German happiness (Bavarian, actually) and North German...
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    Unique...

    ...has a cache all its own. There will be someone who will want to own the unusual, no matter what the condition.

    And, to be fair, there are plenty of technicians, skilled and otherwise, who are...
  20. You will not use that particular note more than...

    You will not use that particular note more than 0.001% of the time you play the horn (unless you are into some funky jazz performance motif, in which case nothing I say here will matter one way or...
  21. While Selmer discontinued the original...

    While Selmer discontinued the original Klose/Boehm bass clarinet in A to low E, they reintroduced same in the 1970s or 1980s. I played them at several of the ICS shows during the period (Champaign...
  22. If it only extends to low E (rather than low Eb),...

    If it only extends to low E (rather than low Eb), then you have a truly ancient instrument. I have only seen one Boehm horn to low E, although I have seen many (and have owned a few) Alberts that...
  23. Are we discussing a Selmer bass clarinet to low...

    Are we discussing a Selmer bass clarinet to low E, or to low Eb? They once made both styles, you know.
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    Yup. I still have (kept as a souvenir) my...

    Yup. I still have (kept as a souvenir) my Professional Composer, musical keypad, an add-on to the program that made it workable for me, one who has problems using a regular keyboard or numeric pad...
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    In your opinions...

    ...what is the best way to prepare a saxophone for shipment? I have my vintage Conn alto from the 1920s that I am wanting to ship off to my son on the West Coast, and other than the Protec padded...
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