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    I had a straight Woodwind soprano, and I thought...

    I had a straight Woodwind soprano, and I thought it was a fine horn. Didn't feel or sound cheap.
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    Great stuff. I love reading it. thanks Joey, ...

    Great stuff. I love reading it.

    thanks Joey,

    Les
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    high G# tends to break up for me when my reed is...

    high G# tends to break up for me when my reed is too soft. A softer reed lets me play the low notes, below D, easily but then I need to be aware that high G# will breakup (sounds overblown, or the...
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    I use rico plasticovers 2.5 on my NY 8

    I use rico plasticovers 2.5 on my NY 8
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    A few years back I had symptoms like yours that...

    A few years back I had symptoms like yours that would come and go. One day the pain was got so bad I checked into the emergency room where they did all of the tests you mentioned but found nothing...
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    used buescher aristocrat alto, bought for $100...

    used buescher aristocrat alto, bought for $100 bucks in 1975 when I was in 5th grade. Great little horn. Still have it.
  7. I've tried a bunch of tenor mps but always end up...

    I've tried a bunch of tenor mps but always end up back with my quantum 10 with plasticover 3 reeds. I also like the Runyon SR tenor for jazzier, less rock-n-roll type settings. The runyon custom...
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    I don't have that problem with my quantum. My...

    I don't have that problem with my quantum. My problem with fibracells is that i can't get the altisimmo notes as easily as when I use other reeds. I use rico plasticovers on my q.
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    Poll: Here's a relevant link to a new scientific study...

    Here's a relevant link to a new scientific study showing that talking on a cell phone while driving is as bad as drinking and driving.
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    The sax player in this clip sounds horrible to...

    The sax player in this clip sounds horrible to me. Like a jr student playing a kazoo. I like the Ben Webster in NY clip much, much better. Same player??
  11. Thread: NY Link

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    I have a NY 8. I use a Fibracell reed (medium...

    I have a NY 8. I use a Fibracell reed (medium soft) when I want more volume, although I then find the altissimo notes are harder to get.
  12. Thread: Runyon Bionix

    by Les22
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    I completely agree with Super20Dan. The Q rocks...

    I completely agree with Super20Dan. The Q rocks and smokes.
  13. Thread: Boots Randolph

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    I play sax because my Dad had a Boots album that...

    I play sax because my Dad had a Boots album that really hooked me on the sax. He also had a Herb Albert album that I remember well: the one with the woman dressed only in whipped cream on the cover....
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    Not a whole lot differences to my ears, listening...

    Not a whole lot differences to my ears, listening on a laptop - not something to pay 10x for, at least. If I had to put them in an order, best sounding first would be sax #2, followed by 4, 3, and...
  15. Thread: Cold sores

    by Les22
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    I teach this stuff and work with viruses in my...

    I teach this stuff and work with viruses in my research, so here's my $0.02:

    Acyclovir, and its precursor form, Valtrex, are prescription antiviral drugs that work by inhibiting herpes virus...
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    I like the link sound but you seem to have so...

    I like the link sound but you seem to have so much more control and range with the Q - and it sounds good too.
  17. Thread: white quantum?

    by Les22
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    Someone posted awhile back that Runyon no longer...

    Someone posted awhile back that Runyon no longer makes the white quantum. Charlie A's sells only the black.
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    Bohdi, I'm glad to hear the soprano I traded...

    Bohdi,

    I'm glad to hear the soprano I traded you has checked out and is playing fine. I have a delrin quantum spoiler 8 that I actually used to play on that horn. I'm still in the...
  19. Thread: Alto sound

    by Les22
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    Wow, very nice. I wish I sounded like that. Les

    Wow, very nice. I wish I sounded like that. Les
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    I like plasticovers a lot, just like playing...

    I like plasticovers a lot, just like playing regular Rico's but no wetting involved. I spent a half a year playing Fibracells (many different strengths), which were very loud and bright for me, but...
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