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    So, before my wife had her first kid, my second...

    So, before my wife had her first kid, my second daughter, she asked to have two dogs. I said I didn't mind that. We don't have an overly large house and yard, though (1000 sq ft), so I asked her to...
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    http://www.henrypotter.co.uk/about.htm...

    http://www.henrypotter.co.uk/about.htm
    http://www.mcgee-flutes.com/henry_potter.htm

    Told ya that pics help. FWIW, that case is one of the ones I saw that were from the 19th century. Please...
  3. Alto 'piece is now eBait....

    Alto 'piece is now eBait.
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    It's an Albert System clarinet. There are...

    It's an Albert System clarinet. There are companies that still make clarinets with that fingering system, but I think you could argue that Albert System is not a "standard design" anymore.

    Brief...
  5. Thanks very much.

    Thanks very much.
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    It can be work that's fun :). You're...

    It can be work that's fun :).

    You're absolutely right regarding that it makes a difference in what your purpose in having a Xaphoon is. If it's just to fool around, that's fine -- although an OK...
  7. Yup. All good. I got an appropriately-sized...

    Yup. All good.

    I got an appropriately-sized box from work this AM. I'll try to get it out his evening, depending on wife/kids/dog. If not today, definitely tomorrow.
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    I did some looking around. One of the nice...

    I did some looking around. One of the nice things about the Xaphoon is that reed mouthpiece. I'd recommend something like a pennywhistle or recorder, otherwise, because those are instruments that...
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    That'd be more my ideal for a cruise, too :D.

    That'd be more my ideal for a cruise, too :D.
  10. Paypal is excellent. saxpics@gmail.com should...

    Paypal is excellent. saxpics@gmail.com should work! Thanks much.
  11. Sigurd Rascher Alto & Bari Mouthpieces for Sale

    Considering that I haven't used them in seven years, I figured I'd give them a chance for a week or so here, then I'll put 'em on eBay.

    PICTURES

    Details:
    * Bought new in the late 1980s.
    * I...
  12. Thread: Pierret Madness

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    Just a reminder that a lot of French-made horns...

    Just a reminder that a lot of French-made horns have serial numbers in extremely odd places. I've seen them between toneholes (E and D), under keys, on the bell-to-body "joint," and on the lyre...
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    FWIW, my shoes did come in. Too narrow. I sent...

    FWIW, my shoes did come in. Too narrow. I sent 'em back -- again, a reason not to use eBay for clothing and shoes -- and got a 2E. Those fit fine. This is what I ended up with. Black. My...
  14. FWIW, I used to have a friend that owned ... *...

    FWIW, I used to have a friend that owned ...

    * At least one Willys.
    * At least one Bantam.
    * At least one Kaiser-Frazer (which bought Willys).

    No KRITs, military vehicles or Pintos.

    My...
  15. Thread: VMI Manufaktur

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    http://www.solosax.de/Weltklang.xls. 1986ish.

    http://www.solosax.de/Weltklang.xls. 1986ish.
  16. Hey, I actually am quoting. The ad's in both...

    Hey, I actually am quoting. The ad's in both German and English. No translate used.

    Anyhow, I'm more interested in the instrument comparison.
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    Which is the reason you're banned from most...

    Which is the reason you're banned from most restaurants and other public places.
  18. Alleged Keilwerth Toneking Prototype (Hey, Helen!)

    From the German version of ebay. I quote:


    (Misspellings and grammatical errors are in the original text.) What do you think? It does look an awful lot like the s/n 14942 horn on your website....
  19. What's this "stencil" thing I keep hearing about?

    Note that while I'm primarily using saxophones in my examples below, there are stencils of other instruments. I'm just more of a saxy guy, so you get saxy examples.

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    The term...
  20. Thread: VMI Manufaktur

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    "Layne Francis says that the horn was made by...

    "Layne Francis says that the horn was made by Keilwerth!"

    It's gotten more and more rare, but I still often get e-mails in the form of, "X on your website is wrong! Fix it!" Usually these...
  21. Thread: VMI Manufaktur

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    I think I fixed the link. I was positive it...

    I think I fixed the link. I was positive it worked yesterday. Odd.

    The separation of Weltklang from B&S has a couple reasons. Administrivia:

    * On my old picture gallery, I was able to make...
  22. Thread: VMI Manufaktur

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    Here's the Weltklang-branded alto version...

    Here's the Weltklang-branded alto version. It's called a "Solist model." No, I have no idea where the other "O" went to come up with "Solist." Anyhow, I just look to that bell-to-body brace. It's...
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    I'll be here all week. Tip your waitresses. Try...

    I'll be here all week. Tip your waitresses. Try the veal.
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    I really didn't like the "flat" format for the...

    I really didn't like the "flat" format for the timeline I have on my website, so I decided to try some actual timeline software. Here's what I have so far. You might ask why I didn't use the same...
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    Well, there's a reason I don't stock up: I don't...

    Well, there's a reason I don't stock up: I don't have the money.

    A little more accurate, at least in regard to shoes, is that I've rarely bought the same kind twice. I'm searching for the best...
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