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T-Bay last won the day on April 21 2018

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  1. Thanks everyone. Time isn’t a worry (although the sax I bought a couple of weeks back came in 8 days, 4 of which saw it sat in customs in Coventry). Sadly the seller has gone very quiet so I am hoping it hasn’t been sold.
  2. I have found a nice little gem I am interested in importing from the states. The seller has priced up shipping with USPS and it’s £125. Not a deal breaker if it has to be but I was wondering if anyone has any experience with other carriers who may be less expensive. The neck will come off and it will be well boxed. I guess approx 1m x 60cm x 30cm max and probably between 10-15kg but could creep over depending on packing.
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    Bob Mould - Black sheets of rain, an entire album of perfect misery.
  4. I guess best will come down to which is easiest to play in tune and which one you like the sound of. The search for the perfect reed is like the search for the perfect bass!
  5. We are just cool it seems 😎😁
  6. No problem, thanks mate. There are a couple of types available from the states so might give one of them a try. The tenor one is good enough for me to check leaks etc but is about a semitones out over the full range.
  7. Hi mate, did you have any luck on the mouthpiece? The sax arrived today and I am totally smitten. The pads are nowhere near as bad as expected. I tried my tenor mouthpiece and got a tune out of it but intonation was out. It needs a couple of new springs and a damn good service but I may be able to save the pads with a good feed. That would be useful as I can’t find a uk supplier of white/ cream leather ones.
  8. I have only just stopped shaking my head after watching it the first time. They some good stuff on there but sometimes over restore stuff, sadly they did that and more and removed everything great about it.
  9. Thanks! That would be fantastic!
  10. Don’t suppose there are any C melody ones in there? (Guessing not)
  11. That is gross. I hate to think what the reeds are like.
  12. Just bought this one to my add to my Tenor and Alto. It’s a 1925 Martin C melody. It needs a repad but otherwise very nice. Should be with me in a couple of weeks from the states.
  13. I have zero issue with a tribute, however the ‘fashion’ for slowing a song down to the point of tedium and putting warbling vocals as a tribute is deeply irritating. But any song like that is generally irritating.
  14. Yup, three in fact, including a mini grand, and guitars, bass’s, keyboards, amps, PA etc etc. One of the few benefits of working there at the mo. We have a decent staff band with lead and rhythm guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and even a horn section on a good day.
  15. Had a chance to do some very basic tests on this today with a few people at work. Using a recently tuned piano we tested people to see if the could recognise two notes played at the same time as being an octave apart or not. 100% of people tested (6) could do this every time without hesitation. Next we tried two notes one after another with a small gap and the person had to say if they were an octave apart or not. Very varied results, professional musician was 100% every time, one part time musician was right nearly every time, the other part time musician (me) was right about 80% of the time, other three were around 50% right. It was noticeable that it was easier when the second note was higher than the first, all agreed on this. We then tested our captive musician and he was 100% correct even when three octaves apart and a 30 second gap between first and second note. An interesting lunch hour!
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