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  1. Thread: Favorite Cases

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    Bari, BAM HiTec Tenor, Hiscox Liteflite Both...

    Bari, BAM HiTec
    Tenor, Hiscox Liteflite
    Both bought years ago before the prices became awesomely high. But awesome is a good term for both cases.

    Alto, LeBlanc Duo Pack
    Clarinet, whatever is...
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    Sticky: About 25 years ago I offended the corporate...

    About 25 years ago I offended the corporate internet team when I referred to their web site as "version 404".
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    C mel is the least practical, followed by the...

    C mel is the least practical, followed by the soprano. The sop. requires more frequent and dedicated practice. The bari is appreciably more expensive (and don't ask about the reeds). But he should...
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    Sticky: A systems guy I worked with explained his...

    A systems guy I worked with explained his activities as PFM -- pure - magic.
  5. When sightreading, I usually have a word for...

    When sightreading, I usually have a word for those notes: Tacit.
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    Old advertising maxim: "If the client moans and...

    Old advertising maxim: "If the client moans and sighs, make his logo twice the size".
  7. RJS 2M is in the 2 1/2 strength range. Try a 2S.

    RJS 2M is in the 2 1/2 strength range. Try a 2S.
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    For more than a decade I've played a...

    For more than a decade I've played a Vito-engraved B901. With the exception of a somewhat whippy low A linkage, the keywork is very nice, and the sound and intonation suit me. But I seem to be...
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    For what it's worth, I play in a long-established...

    For what it's worth, I play in a long-established "swing orchestra" (but the only strings are on the upright bass and inside the piano), and a "community symphonic band" that plays marches, broadway,...
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    Hercules has solved that problem. It's very...

    Hercules has solved that problem. It's very compact (for a bari stand, that is).
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    Not that it matters, but I'm curious. Where are...

    Not that it matters, but I'm curious. Where are they made? I ask because I very much like my Ridenour Lyrique which is made in China but finished and tweaked by Ridenour.
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    On that budget you can find a good used alto. ...

    On that budget you can find a good used alto. Keep your eyes open for a Yanagisawa 900 or 901, or a Yamaha 61 or 62. There are a lot of other choices at that price range.
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    It's taken me years to develop enough skill to...

    It's taken me years to develop enough skill to play on softer reeds.
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    It's fun to imagine how to play it, with the left...

    It's fun to imagine how to play it, with the left hand curled over the front of the tube and the right hand key holes under your palm. It's for contortionists only.
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    Me too. If I'm forced into an alto gig, I need...

    Me too. If I'm forced into an alto gig, I need to spend a week or two shedding.
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    One of the books (locally arranged some years...

    One of the books (locally arranged some years ago) used by a band I play with calls for 10 pieces -- 4 reeds, 2 trumpets, 1 bone, PBD. The reed sound varies by chart. First alto, 2nd tenor, 3rd sax...
  17. Thread: Stop the Spit!

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    "Happiness is a wet reed." Supposedly said by a...

    "Happiness is a wet reed." Supposedly said by a famous jazz sax player, but I can't recall who.
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    They offer the AL series for alto, listed as the...

    They offer the AL series for alto, listed as the Optimum. That appears to be the alto sax version of the CL.
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    They're now subsets of Guitar Center, and may be...

    They're now subsets of Guitar Center, and may be afflicted with guitar player thought processes.
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    Thanks for that detailed, informative post. I...

    Thanks for that detailed, informative post.
    I now have a headache, but i'm more informed.
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    Poll: Oh, to be 61 again, still young and naive.

    Oh, to be 61 again, still young and naive.
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    I think I had one of those. A Commodore, as I...

    I think I had one of those. A Commodore, as I recall.
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    Sounds like music teachers are being offered the...

    Sounds like music teachers are being offered the same opportunities that elected officials have.
  24. Thread: Teeth.

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    If you're missing your two front teeth, do you...

    If you're missing your two front teeth, do you really need the flute? :o)
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    Don't worry, G. I have played with many...

    Don't worry, G. I have played with many musicians two decades older than you, including a fine trombonist who took oxygen as he played.
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