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  1. I think it might be rosewood

    I think it might be rosewood
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    It often makes me laugh to see some instruments...

    It often makes me laugh to see some instruments that are in poor condition and perhaps neglected or abused and see the listing describe it positively or use phrases like "some wear typical for its...
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    Must be a custom Kamaka

    I never realized that they used plywood (?) for the backs

    https://reverb.com/item/32644927-kamaka-soprano

    :uhoh:
  4. Thread: Welcome back UU

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    I used to read and post some on that forum many...

    I used to read and post some on that forum many years ago. For some reason I didn't think it was still around.
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    They do seem to have less tension for those who...

    They do seem to have less tension for those who prefer that feel. They might be a good choice on a tenor. Often on a tenor tuned up to C the strings can feel high tension, which is one reason why...
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    Lovely as always. His are always tempting

    Lovely as always. His are always tempting
  7. Thread: Clarinet anyone?

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    These days a lot of musicians are going baroque!...

    These days a lot of musicians are going baroque! :biglaugh:
  8. Thread: Clarinet anyone?

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    Spend some time on the head joint alone to get a...

    Spend some time on the head joint alone to get a nice consistent tone will help get that going.
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    A pair of wirecutters can make easy work of the...

    A pair of wirecutters can make easy work of the extra strings
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    Sounds sweet!

    Sounds sweet!
  11. Thread: Clarinet anyone?

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    Over the years I have found that every instrument...

    Over the years I have found that every instrument can difficult, depending on what you want to do with it. They all have different challenges. That said, yes instruments that do not rely on reeds or...
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    Looking forward to hearing it!

    Looking forward to hearing it!
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    A friend who lives on Nevada told me last week...

    A friend who lives on Nevada told me last week that they had a couple of them within a few days
  14. Thread: Clarinet anyone?

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    I sent you a PM

    I sent you a PM
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    I have no scientific basis, but I would try some...

    I have no scientific basis, but I would try some of the Nylgut varieties, Aquila sugar or perhaps a heavier fluorocarbon, such as tenor strings.
  16. Thread: Welcome back UU

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    Oh yeah, I remember years ago when chat rooms...

    Oh yeah, I remember years ago when chat rooms were the big thing.

    What year is this? :rolleyes:
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    Yes, they are terrific instruments. The good part...

    Yes, they are terrific instruments. The good part is that they made a considerable number of them. While there are some that are really pricey, if you keep your eyes open and are willing to accept a...
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    iRealPro works well

    iRealPro works well
  19. Thread: Beater

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    The used a rock for a pick. And for that...

    The used a rock for a pick.

    And for that price?!
  20. Thread: Martin OX Bamboo

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    I think you are right all around. They seem to...

    I think you are right all around. They seem to have been dropped from the catalogue and that is great price. The color is off in the pics. Those seem to be a bit more green than that indicates.
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  21. Thread: Welcome back UU

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    I think he is referring to the Fleamarket Music...

    I think he is referring to the Fleamarket Music site, which I referenced earlier

    https://www.fleamarketmusic.com/bulletin/default.asp
  22. Thread: Welcome back UU

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    Yes, as I said as of late it has been relatively...

    Yes, as I said as of late it has been relatively quiet, although there is still a lot of great info over there. At one time it was a very busy place and it did have a great deal of valuable...
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    I have no idea what a forum would cost. How many...

    I have no idea what a forum would cost. How many active users are here (as opposed to how many are signed up). Maybe it would work to have a small yearly subscription fee.

    Perhaps it can be an...
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    Not that I am aware of. Years ago...

    Not that I am aware of. Years ago https://www.fleamarketmusic.com/bulletin/default.asp used to have lots of activity, but these days it seems pretty quiet over there. It was a great resource, but as...
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    I agree these are great players and a terrific...

    I agree these are great players and a terrific value!
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