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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...
  5. 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.
  9. If I recall correctly, the Selmer S had a very...

    If I recall correctly, the Selmer S had a very short facing.
  10. 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...
  11. 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,...
  12. 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.
  14. 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...
  15. 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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    I wonder if you need to reposition the strap hook...

    I wonder if you need to reposition the strap hook ring to maintain the balance. Of course I wonder a lot more things about this particular advancement.
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    My old eyes don't like short fronts, but when we...

    My old eyes don't like short fronts, but when we use them a 2x4, slightly shorter than the width of the front and placed at the bottom of the desk raises the charts 4" toward the top of the desk, to...
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    When we lived in Longmont, CO, heavy rains were...

    When we lived in Longmont, CO, heavy rains were unusual enough that the city had no storm drains. During the rare frog-strangler we could watch the water creep up from the street toward our house. ...
  23. Thread: Favorite Cases

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    Bari, BAM HiTec Tenor, Hiscox Liteflite Both...

    Bari, BAM HiTec
    Tenor, Hiscox Liteflite
    Both bought years ago before the prices became awesomely high. But awesome is a good term for both cases.

    Alto, LeBlanc Duo Pack
    Clarinet, whatever is...
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    Sticky: About 25 years ago I offended the corporate...

    About 25 years ago I offended the corporate internet team when I referred to their web site as "version 404".
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    C mel is the least practical, followed by the...

    C mel is the least practical, followed by the soprano. The sop. requires more frequent and dedicated practice. The bari is appreciably more expensive (and don't ask about the reeds). But he should...
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