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    Why can't we have Star Trek technology ... beam...

    Why can't we have Star Trek technology ... beam the instrument to me instead of waiting for shipping .... It's one state away now.



    Maumee, OH, United States
    02/20/2014
    9:12 A.M.
    Arrival...
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    I've now bought a nice closet horn. A mid...

    I've now bought a nice closet horn.

    A mid 1982 SN# 333xxx Super Action 80 soprano in close to mint condition.
    I'm waiting for it to arrive this Friday from a guy who actually used to live...
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    It has keywork identifiers as a Malerne. There...

    It has keywork identifiers as a Malerne.
    There is also another french manufacturer who I can't think of right now that had normal serial numbers and keywork ideitifiers like the Malernes which it...
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    wow, 2 years later and still looking (again)....

    wow, 2 years later and still looking (again).
    but the prices keep going up .. seems to be a trend :(
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    If it's made in france it's probably a Malerne...

    If it's made in france it's probably a Malerne
    possibly sold by Selmer UK - they sold "Console" branded clarinets made for them by Malerne
    http://www.clarinetperfection.com/clsnSelmerUK.htm
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    i"ve perused those websites before and you can...

    i"ve perused those websites before and you can get screaming (fake) deals on many things.
    You want the latest Selmer Paris saxophone .. they have them for 90% below wholesale, Buffet clarinets etc...
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    I had the Pruefer Silver Throat Deluxe in...

    I had the Pruefer Silver Throat Deluxe in addition to a non Deluxe and also a Malerne with a silver insert many moons ago.
    I found that the Deluxe had small upper joint toneholes in it's design...
  8. Thread: Clarineo?

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    in the UK I think you can get Yamaha. Get a used...

    in the UK I think you can get Yamaha. Get a used student Yamaha clarinet.

    Think of it in the brass world .. Yamaha makes quality instruments from student to professional.

    Now think of the cheap...
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    I like the research. At one time I was...

    I like the research.

    At one time I was researching this in a non-scientific way. But we all know resos don't change the tone. :)
    BUT ... anyways, I found that the resos up near the top had a...
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    One of these days I'll research if they were one...

    One of these days I'll research if they were one of the original suppliers to Buffet before Malerne started selling clarinets to Buffet.
    Some of their early clarinets looks like the early french...
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    As I saw the first post I was thinking German...

    As I saw the first post I was thinking German because of the register key design. They did that back then and still do it today - ie, it's not straight. and it doesn't wrap around to the top which...
  12. I'd hate to see them sell off the pieces to the...

    I'd hate to see them sell off the pieces to the highest bidder

    but then, there's not many bidders around anymore except the employees, Selmer-Conn and the Buffet-Group.
    Though Steinway and Selmer...
  13. Steinway accepts $438M buyout from Kohlberg & Co

    http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130701/BIZ/307010085/Steinway-accepts-438M-buyout-from-Kohlberg-Co-?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s
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    A Buffet C12 is a fine instrument indeed, their...

    A Buffet C12 is a fine instrument indeed, their Conservatory model. As mentioned my first question would be, do you plan on playing it or selling it.
    If you plan on playing it then I certainly...
  15. PBone - maybe a toy for themselves or they...

    PBone - maybe a toy for themselves or they grabbed the wrong thing.

    Either way, that's a large lot of instruments to just vanish. One that link it has Video/pictures of the culprit. I'm curious...
  16. Stolen instruments from Music Store in Sacramento, CA area

    got this from a NAPBIRT urgent message
  17. Playing in the Community ... For instance at a...

    Playing in the Community ... For instance at a local High School a few miles from me.
    they've been doing really well in their outreach program as I've seen them in high school, churches, and many...
  18. Update on the DSO copied from the Detroit News...

    Update on the DSO

    copied from the Detroit News 4/18/2013...
  19. Thread: New cracks

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    I notice significant humidity swings in my house...

    I notice significant humidity swings in my house - southeast Michigan. I use a temp/humidity digital thermometer that you can buy in Target to keep track of it all. I keep humidity stable with a...
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    I call it Bug Poop .. has a better "ring" to it...

    I call it Bug Poop .. has a better "ring" to it when talking about it.


    Shop Talk:
    hey Bob, do you have a stick of Bug Poop ... I ran out.

    Or even to the Customer
    Do you want us to use...
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    Back in High School .. just a couple years ago, I...

    Back in High School .. just a couple years ago, I used to practice probably 3-4 hours a day (saxophone mainly) .. Monday thru Friday.
    Back then before I started having a private teacher I would bite...
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    I've pondered that question many years back. The...

    I've pondered that question many years back.
    The end result was that I was proficient at sight reading transposing from C to Bb (tenor sax or clarinet).
    So a C-mel was just another horn that...
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    I've always had a fondness for vintage...

    I've always had a fondness for vintage instruments myself. But I do have to concur that the feel of modern keywork is so much nicer.
    Also on vintage flutes you may be limited to any customization,...
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    As Steevihn mentioned the Valentino Master pads...

    As Steevihn mentioned the Valentino Master pads are awesome http://clarinetperfection.com/work/ValentinoMasterPads.pdf
    The problem with the regular Valentinos is that the pad material is very thick...
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    One thing I used to do is to record myself at...

    One thing I used to do is to record myself at various distances. Say 10 feet and then 20 feet away.
    Then compare it to what I hear playing the instrument itself.

    At 20 feet some of those...
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