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    07-24-2016, 10:07 PM
    Hornlip replied to a thread (My) New Martin Soprano in Martin
    Well, that makes sense! I never had much trouble going low C - to - Eb, and I bet I'm average in that regard or else horns might still have that key....
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    07-24-2016, 04:06 PM
    Hornlip replied to a thread (My) New Martin Soprano in Martin
    You're correct, the connecting bar keeps E closed, not D, when you lift the middle finger. I've got several old horns with the alt / trill Eb...
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    07-24-2016, 02:29 PM
    Hornlip replied to a thread (My) New Martin Soprano in Martin
    I like the tone I'm getting on this horn. I'm not annoying myself! But it's my first soprano so I can't compare to others. It's loud, too, or at...
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    07-23-2016, 03:04 PM
    Hornlip replied to a thread A horn older than me in Buescher
    All of my horns are older than me. Most of them are older than my parents!! The youngest is a '46 TH&C tenor.
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    07-23-2016, 02:59 PM
    Hornlip replied to a thread Pet peeve in Tenor mpc
    The "lig selling more than the mouthpiece" thing has been true for a long time with regards to old Brilhart ligs. Back in the mid 2000s I bought a...
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    07-21-2016, 01:34 AM
    Hornlip replied to a thread (My) New Martin Soprano in Martin
    I got a Morgan "Vintage" 4J and it plays much better than the Graftonite, and easier than the Custom. But it seems to have a shorter facing than the...
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    07-17-2016, 09:05 PM
    Hornlip replied to a thread (My) New Martin Soprano in Martin
    I've got that in mind, too, specifically because I found your comments about it on other threads.
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    07-17-2016, 08:10 PM
    Hornlip started a thread (My) New Martin Soprano in Martin
    I just wanted to show off a new horn. I've been casually considering getting a vintage soprano for a while, waiting for the right horn and right...
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    07-17-2016, 02:20 PM
    I am so glad you like it!! Sounds like you got a good one. I look forward to seeing the pics!
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    07-17-2016, 02:06 PM
    Well, a real collector's collector might want it because it's so weird.
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    07-17-2016, 02:04 PM
    Hornlip replied to a thread Buescher Big Band of 1922 in Buescher
    Very nice! Did you ever hear your grandfather play? When I see old band pics like this, I wish I could hear them playing. I spy another probable...
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    07-13-2016, 11:38 PM
    Hornlip replied to a thread Buescher Big Band of 1922 in Buescher
    I'm lucky enough to have some backstory on a few of my horns, either from the seller's mouth about family members who owned them, or just put...
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    07-12-2016, 07:02 PM
    Hornlip replied to a thread Buescher 139 bari on eBay in Buescher
    I think the spring's there, looks like it's unhooked and pointed upward at an angle above the key tube.
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    07-11-2016, 10:31 PM
    Hornlip replied to a thread Buescher Big Band of 1922 in Buescher
    Kind of hard to tell, but are the C-Mel & tenor horns to the left just hanging by their necks from that stand?! Lots of nice engraving on that...
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