Search:

Type: Posts; User: retread

Page 1 of 11 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.51 seconds.

  1. Replies
    11
    Views
    105

    Sticky: A systems guy I worked with explained his...

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

    When sightreading, I usually have a word for those notes: Tacit.
  3. Replies
    3
    Views
    79

    Old advertising maxim: "If the client moans and...

    Old advertising maxim: "If the client moans and sighs, make his logo twice the size".
  4. 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.
  5. Replies
    39
    Views
    635

    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...
  6. Replies
    14
    Views
    221

    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,...
  7. Replies
    7
    Views
    117

    Hercules has solved that problem. It's very...

    Hercules has solved that problem. It's very compact (for a bari stand, that is).
  8. Replies
    8
    Views
    144

    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.
  9. Replies
    8
    Views
    144

    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.
  10. Replies
    8
    Views
    188

    It's taken me years to develop enough skill to...

    It's taken me years to develop enough skill to play on softer reeds.
  11. Replies
    6
    Views
    138

    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.
  12. Replies
    10
    Views
    219

    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.
  13. Replies
    9
    Views
    209

    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...
  14. Thread: Stop the Spit!

    by retread
    Replies
    23
    Views
    4,083

    "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.
  15. Replies
    8
    Views
    203

    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.
  16. Replies
    5
    Views
    200

    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.
  17. Replies
    88
    Views
    2,708

    Thanks for that detailed, informative post. I...

    Thanks for that detailed, informative post.
    I now have a headache, but i'm more informed.
  18. Replies
    6
    Views
    311

    Poll: Oh, to be 61 again, still young and naive.

    Oh, to be 61 again, still young and naive.
  19. Replies
    8
    Views
    389

    I think I had one of those. A Commodore, as I...

    I think I had one of those. A Commodore, as I recall.
  20. Replies
    8
    Views
    466

    Sounds like music teachers are being offered the...

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

    by retread
    Replies
    4
    Views
    249

    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)
  22. Replies
    19
    Views
    657

    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.
  23. Replies
    7
    Views
    309

    Check all your local techs. Many of them save...

    Check all your local techs. Many of them save orphaned clarinet barrels.
  24. Replies
    3
    Views
    259

    I'm sure you already know, but the sax embouchure...

    I'm sure you already know, but the sax embouchure is not like the clarinet. For me the alto is not so much "looser" as "rounder", with the lower lip out more and the corners in more. Others...
  25. A tech I have used -- and probably many, many...

    A tech I have used -- and probably many, many other techs -- have vast selections of used barrels collected over the years. Call around.
Results 1 to 25 of 262
Page 1 of 11 1 2 3 4