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    I'm a Snark Grand Master. Wrong kind of snark? ...

    I'm a Snark Grand Master. Wrong kind of snark?

    Anyhow, there's no particular reason why you can't buy an inexpensive tuner/metronome and get another metronome that just looks cool. A decent Korg...
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    Sticky: Because I'm finally compiling another version of...

    Because I'm finally compiling another version of this, I made this current list (remember: 2009) into a webpage that has sortable columns. You just have to click on one of the items in the title bar...
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    Vito....

    Vito. $299. $279. 14 day return policy.
    Vito. $319.
    Vito. $325.
    Vito. $325.
    Vito. $389.
    Vito. $395. w/Selmer S90 mouthpiece. w/7 day return policy.

    YAS-23. $449. w/Buyback option....
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    Sending user collected works of Dave Brubeck.

    Sending user collected works of Dave Brubeck.
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    Here's a screenshot of the Selmer prices I listed...

    Here's a screenshot of the Selmer prices I listed in 2009. You can go to the original thread listed in the first post for more.

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    This is the inflation calculator I generally use.

    As...
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    Current New Selmer Pricing

    I'm thinking about updating my professional sax price list, which I last updated seven years ago. Because it's low hanging fruit, I did Selmer first. The below items are in the form of:

    Make...
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    Makes you wonder how many miles to the gallon...

    Makes you wonder how many miles to the gallon that tenor gets.
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    B&S NOS ... in Russian

    OK, so if you're a B&S aficionado, you'd might like the fact that this horn was (allegedly) never used/New-Old-Stock (NOS). That's sorta kewl. However, the fun fact is that the documentation that...
  9. Thread: Cheap Horns

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    Cheap Horns

    As an outgrowth of my little thread on Yamaha student saxophones under $500, I expanded my search parameters a bit to try to determine the very current "base" price for intermediate and pro horns. ...
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    Sticky: Going in the complete opposite direction, listen...

    Going in the complete opposite direction, listen to this compilation of songs from TV shows like The Voice and America's Got Talent. I had a smile on my face all the way through.

    I've listened to...
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    Or you can just call it a "Mark VI." Tenor....

    Or you can just call it a "Mark VI." Tenor. Alto.
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    Vito....

    Vito. $299. 14 day return policy.
    Vito. $327 last week, $319 this week.
    YAS-23. $395. w/7 day return policy.
    Vito. $395. w/Selmer S90 mouthpiece. w/7 day return policy.
    YAS-23. $449. ...
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    Sticky: Mazzy Star....

    Mazzy Star. Some Shoegazing.

    Yes, this is the song that was used in an episode of Rick and Morty.
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    Sticky: Making a long thread longer, Quinn the Eskimo,...

    Making a long thread longer, Quinn the Eskimo, our forum sponsor, is currently selling new Buffet B18s for all of $299 US. You really can't find a cheaper price on a halfway decent new student horn...
  15. I did some cursory looking into past Series 9 and...

    I did some cursory looking into past Series 9 and 9* horns and they do seem to be a pretty good buy. I think I saw a high of $1200 for completely overhauled, almost factory new and a low of $130. ...
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    I liked playing in big bands. It was challenging...

    I liked playing in big bands. It was challenging when playing with vocalists; didn't want to get too much molto blastissimo. I don't think it was too much bari. It might have been more fun on bass...
  17. Caveat: One of the problems with non-Buy-It-Now...

    Caveat:
    One of the problems with non-Buy-It-Now (BIN) auctions is that the horns listed can easily surpass any limit you want to put on them and can end up costing way more than they're actually...
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    There were a couple of 32s that were in the...

    There were a couple of 32s that were in the sub-$500 price range, but had an awful lot of damage, so I didn't include them.

    The "1000" number is not necessarily indicative of a nice guy, but it...
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    (Weekly?) List of Yamaha Altos Under $500

    I'll start by reiterating that the best way to get a horn for the beginning student is to have the student's teacher test some horns and buy the one he likes.

    OK, that being said, it's sometimes...
  20. Inflation calculator....

    Inflation calculator.

    $350 in 1967 is $2,517.44 now.
    $425 in 1967 is $3,056.90 now.
    $75 in 1967 is $539.45 now.

    A brand spankin' new 2016 R13 is currently between $3400 and $3800, depending...
  21. I went past an SOTW post from a few years ago...

    I went past an SOTW post from a few years ago that said Chris took a look, said, "Huh," and continued walking.

    The question, to me, really isn't if this finish exists -- it obviously does,...
  22. Anniversary Model King Super 20 Silversonic

    Matched Pair King Silver Sonic fully pearled Anniversary Editions: $75,000. Shipping is only $3000.

    Anyhow, the "Anniversary" model is supposed to be a Silver-Sonic with gold leaf on the bell and...
  23. Sticky: OK, then. I think we're more-or-less in...

    OK, then. I think we're more-or-less in agreement that Xenforo is our choice.

    The first or second week of August, I'm planning on taking a week off, so that's when I plan to start playing with...
  24. Yo, Gandalfe. How is the B18 you've listed...

    Yo, Gandalfe. How is the B18 you've listed different from these that Quinn is selling for $299? $200 premium is a lot for a mouthpiece, especially an intermediate mouthpiece.

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    If...
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    http://www.woodwindforum.com/forums/showthread.php...

    http://www.woodwindforum.com/forums/showthread.php?806-Global-FAQ-Horn-Value

    The upthrust of that thread is that monetary value doesn't always equal playability value, particularly in the used...
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