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  1. cool, an Amati Eefer. Check past auctions and see...

    cool, an Amati Eefer. Check past auctions and see what they fetched. I faintly remember the plastic Bundies went for ~$250, while wooden ones in good condition can fetch $500+.

    That is somewhat...
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    cool! Now there is a good use for "junkster"...

    cool!

    Now there is a good use for "junkster" instruments, after all. Low risk, learn a lot from repairing it, and be rewarded with a high contrast before/after...

    (got a "before" pic?)
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    Buy an USB-PS/2 connector (something like this...

    Buy an USB-PS/2 connector (something like this) and see whether your iMac likes it... I have some of them, and they work fine with my laptops (windows and linux).
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    From my experience back in IBM, US keyboards are...

    From my experience back in IBM, US keyboards are from a distinctly different design than European types; they have an oblong horizontal Enter key while ours is vertical and accomodates one extra key...
  5. Whenever you close one of the right hand (lower...

    Whenever you close one of the right hand (lower stack) keys, it should also close the G# pad (if it's articulated). Play a G# with your left hand and operate your right hand - the G# should close....
  6. as jbtsax suggested, I'd check the spring...

    as jbtsax suggested, I'd check the spring tension, maybe it's too soft. Also check the regulation screw, maybe the lower keys press it down with too much force (how deep is the tone hole impression?)...
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    Yes, the keyboard is one of the deciding factors...

    Yes, the keyboard is one of the deciding factors to buy a ThinkPad. I now have an external Edge-Style Keyboard...
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    can't stand the MS Ergo Kbd, it's a piece of...

    can't stand the MS Ergo Kbd, it's a piece of crap. In my opinion.

    See, it's just how some of us hate Buffet Clarinets or love Selmer Saxes. It's a question of ergonomics and sausage fingers. :-)
    ...
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    hmm...38MB for the .wav file...you might want to...

    hmm...38MB for the .wav file...you might want to convert it to .mp3, which will bring the size down to less than 4MB...
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    in my ears, the term "community band" rings the...

    in my ears, the term "community band" rings the "sit in and play as you like, all members welcome, no commitment required" bell. Maybe many a band, in the process of "professionalising" a bit, wants...
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    Why not? Embouchure is not how hard you can close...

    Why not? Embouchure is not how hard you can close your lips around reed and mouthpiece, but how well you can control the reed's vibration.
    Just yesterday I had such a moment - I had some exposed...
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    Yes, it's just a prop.

    Yes, it's just a prop.
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    Sticky: Okay, took some pictures. I finally found a way...

    Okay, took some pictures. I finally found a way of comparatively easily present an instrument without resorting to all kinds of obtrusive stands and contraptions.
    (if there is interest, I'll...
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    Sticky: check out this thread:...

    check out this thread: http://www.woodwindforum.com/forums/showthread.php?5011

    In SOTW, there's this thread: http://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?203249

    I must admit, I haven't made much...
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    Sticky: Ha! I have a Rampone like this! It's not pretty...

    Ha! I have a Rampone like this! It's not pretty yet, I still have to polish it...
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    Curvy headjoints

    A band colleague is looking for alternative flute headjoints as she developped some pain in the arm or wrist when playing.
    There are the U-joints that shorten the distance from head to keys, and...
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    Many techs here are tied up with mainstream...

    Many techs here are tied up with mainstream instrument repair, they look at your sorry excuse for a woodwind, frown, then raise an eyebrow and declare "sorry, Sir, we don't do these here."
    So I...
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    Show-off. :P I guess the size determines the...

    Show-off. :P

    I guess the size determines the type - piccolo = small, flute = long.

    I have a Yamaha fife in C that has no keys at all. But for wooden instruments, the fewer keys, the older the...
  19. No, apparently something else got out of whack...

    No, apparently something else got out of whack when the clarinet was dropped.
    A crack in the bell should have no influence like this.
    Try to play without the bell attached and see if things change.
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    Good for you, no?

    Good for you, no?
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    Actually the Yamaha 220 was based on a Leblanc...

    Actually the Yamaha 220 was based on a Leblanc design (or Leblanc even manufactured it, I don't know).
    That being said, one design or other has nothing to do with build quality. Jupiter might have...
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    Latest I bought was a Marigaux in A for $70ish,...

    Latest I bought was a Marigaux in A for $70ish, being the sole bidder. People here don't seem to appreciate them very much... ;-)
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    All hail the new moderator! Congratulations,...

    All hail the new moderator! Congratulations, Helen!
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    Sticky: How many gigabytes of storage are we talking...

    How many gigabytes of storage are we talking here? (I pay ~140 p.a. for a 10 GB shared server, including apps (phpBB, noVbulletin tho'))

    Just curious.
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    I'd avoid "private" shippers like UPS like the...

    I'd avoid "private" shippers like UPS like the plague and insist on USPS. Not only are they magnitudes more expensive (check out UPS's "worldwide saver" and you'll see what I mean) than USPS but also...
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