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  1. As with motor bikes, it is hard to go wrong with...

    As with motor bikes, it is hard to go wrong with a Yamaha. Solid piece of equipment, reasonably well in tune right off the bat, not fragile (good for kids) and good resale potential.

    YTS-something...
  2. Thread: Favorite Cases

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    I am on my third Yamaha baritone case, with the...

    I am on my third Yamaha baritone case, with the second and third coming from eBay. Apparently, there are dealers out there that retail the Yamaha horns but replace the coffin with (sigh) a gig bag.
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    Back in the day when my employees were the terror...

    Back in the day when my employees were the terror of the Gulf Coast area (if you didn't properly rail your scaffolding, shore your trenches, or otherwise protect your employees from recognized...
  4. Thread: Favorite Cases

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    I borrowed a school sax once, when mine was still...

    I borrowed a school sax once, when mine was still in the ether, somewhere between my wallet and my music room. It came in a standardish gig bag, and from a cosmetic basis, it sure looked cool.
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    Back in the day, I used to have a special keypad...

    Back in the day, I used to have a special keypad for my favorite music program, Professional Composer. It wasn't much more than a numeric keypad in size, yet it allowed you to control note duration...
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    Go to the local Mac store (the one at the mall)...

    Go to the local Mac store (the one at the mall) and ask some of the back office staff (not just the sales folks up in the front) about the program (the name of which I cannot recall for the life of...
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    On the Macintosh system, there is a software...

    On the Macintosh system, there is a software package (which I think is part of the suite you get with the machine; I saw it on a machine at the dealership/store, and they usually don't include pay...
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    And I have absolutely no idea why almost all of...

    And I have absolutely no idea why almost all of the photos are showing up as attachments. They showed as photos when I was composing all of this, but only one came through in the intended form. Pete...
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    2108 The "work in progress" cabinet. It spent...

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    The "work in progress" cabinet. It spent considerable time this way, as I spent much of 2013 dealing with my mother's complicated estate. (Indeed, as this is being composed, it is still not...
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    Macbook Air, the big one.

    Macbook Air, the big one.
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    I see it now, in the tool bar over the reply...

    I see it now, in the tool bar over the reply field. I don't recall that being there before.

    I'll upload the story and photos this evening.
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    Yup. I did that, but all that I got there was the...

    Yup. I did that, but all that I got there was the emoticons and the like. Can you email me the code needed (the whole square bracket stuff) and I'll try that.
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    Well...

    ..except I see no "Font" icon or framed icon; all I see are some emoticons, and that's it. Can you show me an image of where this is located on the page?

    Let me try this:
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    Well...

    What do I have to do to get a photo to show up in the flow of text? I've forgotten how it works on this site.
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    Today, I started the final, "permanent"...

    Today, I started the final, "permanent" installation of everything back into the cabinet. Hot and dirty work, but I'm doing all of the fine detail finish work (routing wiring and cleaning up the back...
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    An exception to the above might be made if the...

    An exception to the above might be made if the person starting in on the saxophone is coming from a clarinet background, and already has single reed embouchure and soprano clef music reading...
  17. That's probably my best instrument: tacit horn....

    That's probably my best instrument: tacit horn. Except when I screw up the counting ....

    Then, you ought to try playing The Swan Of Tuonela, by Jean Sibelius, some time very soon.

    For all of...
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    Regarding the balance issue, I think that the...

    Regarding the balance issue, I think that the simple correction for same on the Yamaha at least would be to provide a proper thumb rest. I note that it is not integral to the body of the horn (which...
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    Sticky: SOTSDO = Sounds Of The South Dance Orchestra, a...

    SOTSDO = Sounds Of The South Dance Orchestra, a Houston-area musical group specializing in danceable music for those who can't fox trot; in the process of relocation to the Florida panhandle
    IOH ...
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    The keywork on a Yamaha EWI is bad enough as it...

    The keywork on a Yamaha EWI is bad enough as it is; the touchpad system seen on the "instrument" above would be agony for me to play. But, then again, I'm used to some 'feedback' coming through my...
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    Oh, and we forgot one: E-mail = Electronic...

    Oh, and we forgot one:

    E-mail = Electronic mail

    Not really an acronym; more like an abbreviation, really
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    "What does WF mean?", I innocently ask... All...

    "What does WF mean?", I innocently ask...

    All kidding aside, it is a very good practice to identify the contents of acronyms the first time that you use them. Not everyone has the same knowledge...
  23. And, like a new automobile here in the US of A...

    And, like a new automobile here in the US of A (United States of America, for those challenged by acronyms), a new musical instrument depreciates about 20% when you drive it out of the showroom. Shop...
  24. That was more or less the point of the analogy....

    That was more or less the point of the analogy. The dollar amounts are not set hard and fast, but are relative to each other in the general way that horn and accessory pricing is set up.

    Here in...
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    As I too have been sentenced to the agony of a...

    As I too have been sentenced to the agony of a EWI, I am aware of the decorative nature of the "ligature". Pete - well, I don't know about him...
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