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    No, the saxes are named after US political...

    No, the saxes are named after US political campaigns.
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    $3500 for a beat-up Pedler? Stranger things have...

    $3500 for a beat-up Pedler? Stranger things have happened. For example, I once saw a lead trumpet help pack up after a gig.
  3. Sticky: Just one request: please don't choose a format...

    Just one request: please don't choose a format that would confuse those of us who would need intensive study to become computer semi-literate.
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    I once knew a professional reed player --single,...

    I once knew a professional reed player --single, double, you call it -- who never made big money but kept busy play weddings, symphony subs, etc. I commented on his great bass clarinet sound and...
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    Last week I saw a Prius with broad racing...

    Last week I saw a Prius with broad racing stripes. How much would that add to the value?
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    You may be right. I don't think Lucas ever made...

    You may be right. I don't think Lucas ever made clarinets.
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    Picked up the bari yesterday. What a difference....

    Picked up the bari yesterday. What a difference. No more needing to breathe every few notes and clenched fingers. But it does seem tech rates have gone up in the past few years.
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    not only players deteriorate

    I turned 73 six months ago, and since then have felt like I had to work a lot harder to play the bari. Oh well, the penalty for getting older. Last week I took it to my tech as a final effort...
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    Steve, it was a directed email that I clicked on....

    Steve, it was a directed email that I clicked on. But I think you're right about pricing. Another factor is the plethora of high-priced bling on the market now, and the passing of talented and...
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    Are reed players suddenly wealthy?

    WWBW posted a "mystery sale" today. Although I'm happy with all my gear, I clicked through out of curiosity. WOW! Some tenor mouthpieces are seriously expensive now, not to mention what my $160...
  11. I knew an 80-some y.o. trombonist who played with...

    I knew an 80-some y.o. trombonist who played with oxygen tubes in his nose -- he sounded great.
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    Tom Ridenour sold A versions of his 147 student...

    Tom Ridenour sold A versions of his 147 student clarinet some years ago. You may find one on the auction site.
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    Although they won't be playing your preferred...

    Although they won't be playing your preferred music, local community bands are a great way to connect with other amateur musicians.
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    I came across an altissimo F in a concert band...

    I came across an altissimo F in a concert band bari part. I assumed a lazy arranger. Or maybe he liked the sound of an asthmatic alto.
  15. If I recall correctly, the Selmer S had a very...

    If I recall correctly, the Selmer S had a very short facing.
  16. After further research, the serial number dating...

    After further research, the serial number dating seems accurate. This would indicate your tenor is a T4 or T5, the 4 being entry-level pro, the 5 being a higher pro horn (whatever "pro" means). A...
  17. Some ideas from a poorly informed poster (me). ...

    Some ideas from a poorly informed poster (me). Take everything I say with a grain of salt, but it may stimulate more discussion.

    I don't think Yanagisawa produced second-line stencils. Rather,...
  18. Even little Junction City, Kansas had a summer...

    Even little Junction City, Kansas had a summer band that paid for both rehearsals and weekly concerts as late as the 1960s, maybe later. It was endowed by one of the prosperous early citizens. At...
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    Top of my "bucket" list: not to kick it for at...

    Top of my "bucket" list: not to kick it for at least 10 years.
  20. Looks the same, but mine is 6" long. My Leblanc...

    Looks the same, but mine is 6" long. My Leblanc bell is 4 1/4 inches. I really like the stand, but it doesn't fit inside the bell in the case, which is a very minor problem considering all the...
  21. I use the K&M. Good stand, much more stable than...

    I use the K&M. Good stand, much more stable than the Pak-i-stand. But it is too long to store in the bell. It travels in my music stand/lights/music glasses bag.
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    It's not so much where, as what.

    It's not so much where, as what.
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    Steel toes, but are they manure-resistant?

    Steel toes, but are they manure-resistant?
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    That's what Doc Tenney always said about...

    That's what Doc Tenney always said about mouthpieces.
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    Substitute "pro" for "great" and you're the third...

    Substitute "pro" for "great" and you're the third tech I've heard this from.
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