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  1. Thread: Jean Marbeau?

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    For questions like this, a good set of reasonably...

    For questions like this, a good set of reasonably close up photographs are essential with such an aged instrument, since condition is going to be a big part of the price, and old wooden horns usually...
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    When there is an association of alto clarinet...

    When there is an association of alto clarinet player, the Apocalypse will have occurred and we will all be gone from the face of the planet.

    Besides, just try bobbing your head when playing an...
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    [/COLOR] I am living in fear, as I should be...

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    I am living in fear, as I should be passing through our nation's capital on those very dates. If you hear of a mugging during that time, it will probably be me, waylaid by a crew of...
  4. Those fluid glasses are serviceable for general...

    Those fluid glasses are serviceable for general purposes, but the ones that I have tested are nowhere near the visual quality of solid lenses.

    I got excited when they started advertising them on...
  5. For some applications, the progressive lenses...

    For some applications, the progressive lenses work just fine. But, if you do a lot of work at a given distance (like read musical charts on a stand, look at a computer monitor, and so forth),...
  6. Oh, the earlier photos showed the assembled horn...

    Oh, the earlier photos showed the assembled horn laid across the case. The framing of the earlier photos obscured this for me on my laptop's monitor/screen. That's a lot more like the Selmer (Paris)...
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    Regardless of what they do, make sure to check...

    Regardless of what they do, make sure to check the tone hole at the bottom of the horn, the one closed by the key operated by the "C key" touchpiece. On school horns, this hole is notorious for...
  8. Well...

    Until the recent revelations hereon, I had always been led to believe that there was no such thing as a Series 9 bass clarinet. With someone disproving that belief, all I can say now "I dunno 'bout...
  9. It nas a one pice, reinforced neck, which would...

    It nas a one pice, reinforced neck, which would put it before the 1960s. But, it has the auxiliary Ab/Eb lever for the left little finger, and the modern peg screw, which makes me think it's from the...
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    Ah, the Shrine band. Never was there a more...

    Ah, the Shrine band. Never was there a more random and slapdash operation than a Shriner group.

    For a while back in the 1990s, I played with a group that was headed up by a Shriner. Among the...
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    While on the surface that seems logical, the...

    While on the surface that seems logical, the truth is that the situation is much more complicated.

    If you look around here a bit, you will find any number of saxophonists who state wistfully that...
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    Natürlich, we are running the most current...

    Natürlich, we are running the most current version of the iPhone software, iOS 8.1, this on our new iPhones 6. The application (Version 1.0, dated 2009) runs just fine.

    Further research on the...
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    For those of you who own iPhones…

    .…here is an "app" that I've found handy to have available on my phones (I've had it for my last three iPhones). For a doubler like me (who doesn't spend much time on the bundle of sticks each year,...
  14. Thread: Un funk

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    Another alternative

    One thing that came to mind when I recently re-read this thread was that you don't need to spend $400 US to employ an ozone generator to help de-funk a musical instrument. Many years ago, I purchased...
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    And, most important, he perfected the modern bass...

    And, most important, he perfected the modern bass clarinet...
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    How was I hard on them? Classing things like full...

    How was I hard on them? Classing things like full Boehms/part Boehms is all done on an informal basis, no matter who's doing it.
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    One piece bodies may indicate ebonite rather than...

    One piece bodies may indicate ebonite rather than wood, although the stamping looks like a wood horn. They are "vintage", as the front of the body register vent indicates, so they could have...
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    That's pretty much our experience with All...

    That's pretty much our experience with All Hallowed Saints Eve over the past thirty years. When my wife taught first grade in a small town in IL, the kids that came by were a) current or former...
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    I agree on the orientation, Boehm horns for flat...

    I agree on the orientation, Boehm horns for flat keys, Albert or Oehler horns for sharp keys. I've used my Oehler for a few musicals where the keys trended very sharp (hello, Hello Dolly! and Ms....
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    I've played an HS* on my soprano clarinets for...

    I've played an HS* on my soprano clarinets for over fifty years. I got a "free" one with a junk clarinet out of the bin at the dear departed Hunlith Music (on Broadway, in downtown Saint Louis). The...
  21. Thread: HELLO!!!!

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    It really sounds like a marketing fishing...

    It really sounds like a marketing fishing expedition to me. But, I know that musicians everywhere have trouble picking up bookings, so I understand the desire.
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    Better photos always make a difference. The...

    Better photos always make a difference. The blacks of the first photos have become the browns of the current, and the slop on the case now shows up clearly.

    And, I'm thinking high pitch may be...
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    More than just an Albert, that's a very simple...

    More than just an Albert, that's a very simple system horn. No lower joint crossovers (patent C# mechanism is not there), very little use of brille (rings). That, and the fact that both the horn and...
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    Same opinion on the Disney operation. Unlike the...

    Same opinion on the Disney operation. Unlike the world at the theme parks (where children are found just about everywhere, even at the ultimate high end restaurants (like the California Grill, or the...
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    Quality can vary, often in direct relationship to...

    Quality can vary, often in direct relationship to price. Go cheap, and don't expect the best.

    Not having been on a boat since the very early 1970s, and having been exposed to many years of...
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