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  1. The worst part is that the seller is French!!!...

    The worst part is that the seller is French!!! :eek:
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    Much of the literature for the saxophone in the...

    Much of the literature for the saxophone in the 1920's was intended for a display of "virtuosity" on the instrument similar to the pieces played by Rudy Weidoeft and as such included a good deal of...
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    Nice work. Very creative.

    Nice work. Very creative.
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    I agree with the Cybersax method, only I would...

    I agree with the Cybersax method, only I would caution not to use material that is too tight or too hard between the box and the case. I shipped an alto once that way and rather than absorbing the...
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    Nice review. I like the idea that a professional...

    Nice review. I like the idea that a professional repair tech assembles the instrument checking for and fixing manufacturing glitches even before it is adjusted and regulated. The price point in US...
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    I have used the plastic Rico Reedguards for...

    I have used the plastic Rico Reedguards for years. In my view they are superior to the older style aluminum ones that could get bent.
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    I forgot to add that a leak somewhere in the...

    I forgot to add that a leak somewhere in the system near the top of the sax can create "resistance" throughout its range. A common one that is often missed is a leak in the neck tenon. The neck can...
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    It is my understanding from reading Benade that...

    It is my understanding from reading Benade that the "acoustic efficiency" of a saxophone (or any woodwind for that matter) has to do with the "harmonicity" of each of its notes based upon its...
  9. Thread: YAS-21 Overhaul

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    That is actually the original keyguard with...

    That is actually the original keyguard with threaded bumper sockets pirated from other keyguards soldered in place. None of the keyguards I tried lined up well enough to be an adequate substitution....
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    Some excellent musical bucket list ideas Pete. I...

    Some excellent musical bucket list ideas Pete. I hope they come to fruition for you. I'm reminded of a joke told by Jerry Seinfeld, he said he used to worry all the time about his bucket list till...
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    My wishes to all of you in a song. ...

    My wishes to all of you in a song.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcDBVbj2If4
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    Thanks Helen. I forgot to mention that it says...

    Thanks Helen. I forgot to mention that it says "Elkhart" on the bell making it an American product.
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    Help identify make of saxophone

    I know I have seen this key guard design somewhere but I can't remember where. Does anyone recognize this make? Pete? Helen?

    http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t251/jbtsax/Unknownsaxophone.jpg
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    Most technicians have a check list for going...

    Most technicians have a check list for going through an instrument. We do diagnostics every day and chase down problems. It is fine that customers point things out, but most often there are other...
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    A skilled technician would be able to fabricate a...

    A skilled technician would be able to fabricate a new key and posts, or modify existing ones to fit. The odds of finding original parts for this instrument would be astronomical.
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    Thanks for that delightful photo. I haven't...

    Thanks for that delightful photo. I haven't laughed like that in a long time.
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    I think you might be the only one in the...

    I think you might be the only one in the "contest". :)
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    Is she celebrating your birthday or hers? That's...

    Is she celebrating your birthday or hers? That's the question. :)
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    He who dies owning the most tárogatók wins. (Or...

    He who dies owning the most tárogatók wins. (Or have I used that joke before?)

    While we are on the subject, I have gone back to the tárogató you sold me Toby and I am working on smoothing and...
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    I did a bit of research on African single reed...

    I did a bit of research on African single reed and double reed instruments and none sounded even remotely like the one on the recording.
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    Boy can I identify with Carl. I absolutely abhor...

    Boy can I identify with Carl. I absolutely abhor change, so when I find a shoe I like, I buy at least 6 pair. I need to start doing that with wristwatches too since they change styles even more...
  22. Thread: * Glub * Glub *

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    "This is a hell of a way to run a desert." A...

    "This is a hell of a way to run a desert." A quote by our late governor Scott Matheson when sandbags were put up on both sides of a street running through Salt Lake City to form a river rushing...
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    I have received the sets of 2 of these "screws"...

    I have received the sets of 2 of these "screws" in 3 different thread sizes. The are "ergonomically" comfortable to use. You actually "roll" the round portion between your thumb and forefinger...
  24. Thread: repair opinion

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    Selmer has fulfilled its obligation under the...

    Selmer has fulfilled its obligation under the warranty that came with the instrument. There is no chance that either the Selmer Company or the vendor would reimburse you for "accelerated...
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    I would put it this way: A leak free saxophone...

    I would put it this way: A leak free saxophone in top mechanical condition helps to facilitate a player playing his/her best. Or you could say a saxophone in that condition removes obsticles that...
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