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    Today, 12:18 AM
    Interesting, I suppose the recording equipment is close enough to the same that it's a fair A/B, though the mouthpieces are naturally a big factor....
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    Yesterday, 09:39 PM
    Nice ... a different bari at 3:00, or is that just another take? If it's different, it would be interesting to know what setups we're comparing.
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    Yesterday, 04:15 PM
    OK, had a notion to dig my recent Ebolin 5 up and refresh my memory - still doesn't sound quite like Lester. More like Sidney Bechet, but that's...
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    Yesterday, 03:11 PM
    donnc replied to a thread Who stocks Runyons? in Runyon ONLY
    Is delrin easy to work with? I had the impression it was a little tricky, maybe for the same reason they were hard to cut accurately at the factory.
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    Yesterday, 03:06 PM
    I'd be interested to hear how close they were to today's Selmer Brilhart Ebolin. That's affordable and (as far as I know) consistent, but ... when I...
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    Yesterday, 02:41 AM
    donnc replied to a thread Who stocks Runyons? in Runyon ONLY
    I was real interested in the Jaguar, but too much money for me. In retrospect I don't like metal mouthpieces either, but seems to me cost was the...
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    10-23-2014, 08:09 PM
    donnc replied to a thread Who stocks Runyons? in Runyon ONLY
    When my embouchure is not right I can get a distinct quacking sound out of a surprising range of mouthpieces, on tenor. For me, the Quantum...
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    10-23-2014, 05:24 PM
    donnc replied to a thread Who stocks Runyons? in Runyon ONLY
    Are you a collector? Probably not sitting on a gold mine, if that's the question. Jaguar is sure one of the more interesting designs. Owners...
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    10-22-2014, 03:26 PM
    Of course "jazz" encompasses a variety of different playing styles, probably too broad a variety to be useful. I naturally think of classic sounds...
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    10-22-2014, 05:13 AM
    What we need is to witness one or two of them that are a consistent product at a price that makes sense for someone who's hoping to buy a saxophone...
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    10-20-2014, 02:57 AM
    I'm thinking grinding wheel. It's harder than you might think to do a good job on a mouthpiece facing, with a grinding wheel. You think he...
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    10-17-2014, 06:06 AM
    donnc replied to a thread Who stocks Runyons? in Runyon ONLY
    In another thread here, about 2 years ago someone does assert that the SR chamber has always been off center. I don't think most people notice. I...
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    10-16-2014, 07:31 PM
    donnc replied to a thread Who stocks Runyons? in Runyon ONLY
    That's how my SR was - and, somewhere I got the impression, possibly how many or all SRs are. Played fine.
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    10-16-2014, 03:06 PM
    donnc replied to a thread Who stocks Runyons? in Runyon ONLY
    I suspect that was irony, but actually they went a good deal beyond that and tried to characterize the tone graphically on a sliding scale for...
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    10-16-2014, 03:45 AM
    donnc replied to a thread Who stocks Runyons? in Runyon ONLY
    In case this is a serious question that's dying for an answer ... Yeah, I'd say the Custom, but some prefer the somewhat similar SR for a little...
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    10-15-2014, 07:11 PM
    They break in, in my opinion. As I mentioned above, I've been gently mashing mine around with my fingers, out of the box, and that seems to shorten...
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    10-14-2014, 06:05 AM
    donnc replied to a thread slippery tenor neck collar in Martin
    After my poor saxophone had sprung some leaks on various pads, I took it in a couple weeks ago to a repair shop that has recently opened, and to my...
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    10-10-2014, 06:33 PM
    donnc replied to a thread Jody Jazz Bass Mouthpiece in Bb Bass
    I don't think so! I'd propose that baritone sax mouthpiece openings would be a pretty good guide, if that helps. It seems to me that bari sax...
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Born small like everyone, got big, got old, died. (Some of this biography is speculative.)
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'80s H. Couf bass
'50s King Zephyr bari
'50s Conn 12M bari
'20s Evette tenor
various tubas, etc.

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