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    Uh, no ... I think not.

    Uh, no ... I think not.
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    I tagged you on Facebook MOJO. No worries.

    I tagged you on Facebook MOJO. No worries.
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    'tain't just plastic nor rubber. ;)

    'tain't just plastic nor rubber. ;)
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    This is a plubber piece, not wood.

    This is a plubber piece, not wood.
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    I keep meaning to show this piece to you that no...

    I keep meaning to show this piece to you that no one can play! I came free from a maker in Brazil and his other two pieces were marvelous. Thing you could fix it, or should I toss it? For starters,...
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    Thanks, it's kinda a labor of love with stuff I...

    Thanks, it's kinda a labor of love with stuff I want to remember going forward. So much to write about and so little time, don't cha know.
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    Fake Selmer on eBay ... again

    This fake (or copy they call it) Selmer sax is for sale for under $1000, 5 available at this time. I can't believe how brazen these sellers have become. Buyer beware indeed.

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    This has happened to me a lot, where I start...

    This has happened to me a lot, where I start having a bad time getting low notes to speak or a jump of an octave really fast is no longer possible. I just wish getting your instrument tweaked didn't...
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    This just makes me sad, not much I can do about...

    This just makes me sad, not much I can do about the fabulous musicians out there who must have a day job to support their dream job.
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    Welcome to the party CPT. (Yeah, I'm retired...

    Welcome to the party CPT. (Yeah, I'm retired Army.) After ~30 years I returned to music performance too. I spent the first ten years back taking lessons, sometimes from as many as three instructors....
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    We're getting old. (I have the same feeling.)

    We're getting old. (I have the same feeling.)
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    18 people are watching the Vox eBay offering. 33...

    18 people are watching the Vox eBay offering. 33 are watching the Conn/Holton bass sax offering. Tells me a lot. Interestingly the brand new, no-name, made in China ones have no one watching. And...
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    I've heard knowledgeable folks ask for the length...

    I've heard knowledgeable folks ask for the length measurement from the receiver opening to the butt end of the instrument. For example, my Conn C-melody is 25 inches and my Selmer tenor sax is 29...
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    Depends mostly on you and your needs. Are you...

    Depends mostly on you and your needs. Are you gigging with this instrument and need it to be ready to go fast? Will this just be a hobby horn that doesn't get much play? Be realistic in defining your...
  15. I finally bought an EWI probably because of how...

    I finally bought an EWI probably because of how interested Pete was in them. I don't like them at all, the time between blowing and sound is way too much for me. I'll be sending this to Pete soon, he...
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    I have heard that folks with reduced lung function have found musical performance happiness with recorders. It is typical for a woodwind player to overblow on a recorder, they require a gentler...
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    Very nice endorsement Glenn. Thank you very much!

    Very nice endorsement Glenn. Thank you very much!
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    It's kind of sad, hitting four pages I get...

    It's kind of sad, hitting four pages I get anything from 2015 to 2004. Not sure it really matters though.
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    I like to point out the differences between a...

    I like to point out the differences between a Selmer Ref 54 and Ref 36 (numbers indicating the year model that was copied and improved.) My wife has a 54 and I have a 36 tenor. Every teacher and...
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    When I returned to public performance, after a...

    When I returned to public performance, after a ~30 break from music, I spent ~10 years taking lessons, sometimes two times a week, trying to improve my intonation (and sight reading skillz). I have...
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    Music repair shops, pawn shops, and/or eBay. Good...

    Music repair shops, pawn shops, and/or eBay. Good luck.
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    Just curious Philip, do you have a source for...

    Just curious Philip, do you have a source for that quote? It rings possibly true to me, but it would be cool to see who might be saying that.
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    These are really excellent. I'm on the road to...

    These are really excellent. I'm on the road to work but I will be spending more time with this. As a sax guy I really struggled with the clarion range of the bass clarinet. UNTIL, I bought a Walter...
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    Sticky: I find myself listening to a new video by a...

    I find myself listening to a new video by a friend of mine covering the basics of what to look for when buying a new sax. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdvytvuiZyg
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    Sticky: Love the voices in the beginning and the video...

    Love the voices in the beginning and the video values in this link are amazing. Thanks Pete!
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