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    could as well be that your instrument needs some...

    could as well be that your instrument needs some servicing - you know, some minor leaks or other issues formed and you're compensating for them with more grip or different embouchure, resulting in a...
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    if you're interested about making kids interested...

    if you're interested about making kids interested in music, have a look at Hanson's chalumeau...

    Here's the link.
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    oh, I always thought that would be an acronym for...

    oh, I always thought that would be an acronym for "Verily Mediocre Instruments". ;-)
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    One of the (for me) important criteria when...

    One of the (for me) important criteria when selecting a "web page engine" (whatever you call your content management system) was the back-end: database? flat file?
    Within "image album systems"...
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    Kruspes pop up in German eBay in rather regular...

    Kruspes pop up in German eBay in rather regular intervals, mostly accompanied by a sentence like "attic find" or "grampa died and left this". From what little I can remember, these were mostly...
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    Okay, here goes (it may be a bit different here...

    Okay, here goes (it may be a bit different here than elsewhere in the world)

    Our band is organized as a registered association (we're currently working on getting tax-exempt (ie. not-for-profit)...
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    There ya go. All of these concert flyers were...

    There ya go.

    All of these concert flyers were created on LibreOffice Draw, for one because it's free, then it is quite near DTP re its features (especially placing and sizing of objects) and most...
  8. cool, an Amati Eefer. Check past auctions and see...

    cool, an Amati Eefer. Check past auctions and see what they fetched. I faintly remember the plastic Bundies went for ~$250, while wooden ones in good condition can fetch $500+.

    That is somewhat...
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    cool! Now there is a good use for "junkster"...

    cool!

    Now there is a good use for "junkster" instruments, after all. Low risk, learn a lot from repairing it, and be rewarded with a high contrast before/after...

    (got a "before" pic?)
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    Buy an USB-PS/2 connector (something like this...

    Buy an USB-PS/2 connector (something like this) and see whether your iMac likes it... I have some of them, and they work fine with my laptops (windows and linux).
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    From my experience back in IBM, US keyboards are...

    From my experience back in IBM, US keyboards are from a distinctly different design than European types; they have an oblong horizontal Enter key while ours is vertical and accomodates one extra key...
  12. Whenever you close one of the right hand (lower...

    Whenever you close one of the right hand (lower stack) keys, it should also close the G# pad (if it's articulated). Play a G# with your left hand and operate your right hand - the G# should close....
  13. as jbtsax suggested, I'd check the spring...

    as jbtsax suggested, I'd check the spring tension, maybe it's too soft. Also check the regulation screw, maybe the lower keys press it down with too much force (how deep is the tone hole impression?)...
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    Yes, the keyboard is one of the deciding factors...

    Yes, the keyboard is one of the deciding factors to buy a ThinkPad. I now have an external Edge-Style Keyboard...
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    can't stand the MS Ergo Kbd, it's a piece of...

    can't stand the MS Ergo Kbd, it's a piece of crap. In my opinion.

    See, it's just how some of us hate Buffet Clarinets or love Selmer Saxes. It's a question of ergonomics and sausage fingers. :-)
    ...
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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...
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