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    hmm...38MB for the .wav file...you might want to...

    hmm...38MB for the .wav file...you might want to convert it to .mp3, which will bring the size down to less than 4MB...
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    in my ears, the term "community band" rings the...

    in my ears, the term "community band" rings the "sit in and play as you like, all members welcome, no commitment required" bell. Maybe many a band, in the process of "professionalising" a bit, wants...
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    Why not? Embouchure is not how hard you can close...

    Why not? Embouchure is not how hard you can close your lips around reed and mouthpiece, but how well you can control the reed's vibration.
    Just yesterday I had such a moment - I had some exposed...
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    Yes, it's just a prop.

    Yes, it's just a prop.
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    Sticky: Okay, took some pictures. I finally found a way...

    Okay, took some pictures. I finally found a way of comparatively easily present an instrument without resorting to all kinds of obtrusive stands and contraptions.
    (if there is interest, I'll...
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    Sticky: check out this thread:...

    check out this thread: http://www.woodwindforum.com/forums/showthread.php?5011

    In SOTW, there's this thread: http://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?203249

    I must admit, I haven't made much...
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    Sticky: Ha! I have a Rampone like this! It's not pretty...

    Ha! I have a Rampone like this! It's not pretty yet, I still have to polish it...
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    Curvy headjoints

    A band colleague is looking for alternative flute headjoints as she developped some pain in the arm or wrist when playing.
    There are the U-joints that shorten the distance from head to keys, and...
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    Many techs here are tied up with mainstream...

    Many techs here are tied up with mainstream instrument repair, they look at your sorry excuse for a woodwind, frown, then raise an eyebrow and declare "sorry, Sir, we don't do these here."
    So I...
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    Show-off. :P I guess the size determines the...

    Show-off. :P

    I guess the size determines the type - piccolo = small, flute = long.

    I have a Yamaha fife in C that has no keys at all. But for wooden instruments, the fewer keys, the older the...
  11. No, apparently something else got out of whack...

    No, apparently something else got out of whack when the clarinet was dropped.
    A crack in the bell should have no influence like this.
    Try to play without the bell attached and see if things change.
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    Good for you, no?

    Good for you, no?
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    Actually the Yamaha 220 was based on a Leblanc...

    Actually the Yamaha 220 was based on a Leblanc design (or Leblanc even manufactured it, I don't know).
    That being said, one design or other has nothing to do with build quality. Jupiter might have...
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    Latest I bought was a Marigaux in A for $70ish,...

    Latest I bought was a Marigaux in A for $70ish, being the sole bidder. People here don't seem to appreciate them very much... ;-)
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    All hail the new moderator! Congratulations,...

    All hail the new moderator! Congratulations, Helen!
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    Sticky: How many gigabytes of storage are we talking...

    How many gigabytes of storage are we talking here? (I pay ~140 p.a. for a 10 GB shared server, including apps (phpBB, noVbulletin tho'))

    Just curious.
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    I'd avoid "private" shippers like UPS like the...

    I'd avoid "private" shippers like UPS like the plague and insist on USPS. Not only are they magnitudes more expensive (check out UPS's "worldwide saver" and you'll see what I mean) than USPS but also...
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    (Yamahas come in Silverplate only, here in...

    (Yamahas come in Silverplate only, here in Europe)

    I can recommend the Jupiter 675S, it's quite a bit cheaper than the Yamaha, design-wise it's a copy of the Leblanc/Yamaha 220. I am very happy...
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    Sticky: ka-ching! Done.

    ka-ching! Done.
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    if you play uniformly flat on all your...

    if you play uniformly flat on all your instruments, then it might be time to revise your embouchure. Also, have an experienced player test-drive your equipment, maybe there's also an issue with...
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    Yes, I thought of that too. But first I need some...

    Yes, I thought of that too. But first I need some stock I could rent out. :-)

    I could supply a wind ensemble by now, missing only a bari...

    However, I casually dropped word of my business in...
  22. gotta love these pads, Helen. No cardboard...

    gotta love these pads, Helen. No cardboard backing, just leather and wool (refuse to call this "felt")... :shock:
  23. I checked the serial of this specimen - it's from...

    I checked the serial of this specimen - it's from 1989. Must be one of the last horns that left that brassmonger Kombinat.
  24. On their way... Most of the pads/resos look...

    On their way...

    Most of the pads/resos look like these:
    18861887
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    Of course. :-) Yes, the book is on its way,...

    Of course. :-)

    Yes, the book is on its way, but thank you for the hint anyway. Much appreciated.

    I was taught BE in school (which was before the internet age), and now I find myself constantly...
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