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AlistairD

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Hi All,

After not playing much at all for the past 2/3 years... I'm back playing and frequenting this forum again... I've found a new teacher (first lesson tomorrow) so hopefully will make some real progress over the next could of years...

Not improved at all for years, so still a real 'late bloomer' yet to bloom...
 

Taz

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Welcome back Alistair, glad you found your way back to us. Good luck for tomorrow, just remember to enjoy yourself, I mean, that is why we do this to ourselves.... isn't it? ;}
 

visionari1

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G'day Alistair

Welcome home, where the deer and the Altosax play
Where nothing is heard, except the sound of the herd
And the Saxes, through this forum can blow all day.

Cheers
Jimu:mrcool
 

old git

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Welcome to the caff again.
Sorry no full English or conti and don't park your sax again.
ENJOY.
 

Young Col

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Welcome back Alistair.
Which Herd, Jimu? One of the thundering ones. The Four Brothers spcifically? Not a bad sound at all!
Colin
 

AlistairD

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All,

First lesson was good (well the teacher was...) I'm not but hey that's why we have lessons... Certainly is re-kindling my desire to play so that's definitely good news...
 
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AlistairD

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Had a practice after the lesson and the new practice routine is certainly more interesting... Hopefully, it will keep my interest this time...

Keep playing...
 

AlistairD

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All,

I am enthused enough to have sold my Ref 36 and just bought a Borgani Pearl Silver Tenor Jubilee... It sounds quite different (though there is a minor leak on the C pad so low B and Bb are not easy... I think I'm going to love it, once it's had a tune up. It seems to match very well to the Vintage Raganato wooden mouthpiece I've got as well.
 

gladsaxisme

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welcome back Alistair

Your previous visits were probably before my enrolment but I hope you enjoy the cafe again, and the sax of course,but with gear like that who wouldn't, I don't think I could of parted with a ref 36,but I must admit the Borgani sounds very interesting...john
 

Taz

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All,

I am enthused enough to have sold my Ref 36 and just bought a Borgani Pearl Silver Tenor Jubilee... It sounds quite different (though there is a minor leak on the C pad so low B and Bb are not easy... I think I'm going to love it, once it's had a tune up. It seems to match very well to the Vintage Raganato wooden mouthpiece I've got as well.

OOOhhh, very posh I'm sure! :))) I hope you enjoy that gleaming new Borgani :w00t: It'll be a blast to play once you get it tinkered with. Nice one ;}
 

AlistairD

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OOOhhh, very posh I'm sure! :))) I hope you enjoy that gleaming new Borgani :w00t: It'll be a blast to play once you get it tinkered with. Nice one ;}

It's not gleaming and new, it's a 2nd hand one... I'm slowly cleaning it and making it looks relatively shiney. Ideally it could do with stripping down and a full clean but don't think I'll try that yet! I've just bought Stephen H's Haynes Manual but don't think a full dismantle will be the first job...
 

AlistairD

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So it's been about 9 years since I frequented and played.....

Back again and hopefully can find the time to play regularly. Very frustrating having to start over but fingers crossed that I can progress back to the level I was at (not hard as it wasn't good...)

A
 

RobBari

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Welcome back! I love my Jubilee tenor, but it's unlike anything else. I was asked to cover tenor for one gig, and brought the monster - and gradually realized that I needed to pull back about two dynamics on everything, because it was that much more powerful.
 

AlistairD

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Welcome back! I love my Jubilee tenor, but it's unlike anything else. I was asked to cover tenor for one gig, and brought the monster - and gradually realized that I needed to pull back about two dynamics on everything, because it was that much more powerful.
Welcome to the collective....

A
 
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