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aldevis

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I just received the John Packer newsletter:
finally someone decided to start producing instruments for left handed people.
At the moment only alto and trumpet are available, but I am looking forward for the left handed flute.

I cannot find these products on their website yet, so I cannot post a link.

I hope someone else can find a way to make today's newsletter available here.

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The Trumpet is known as the "Sinistrality", whilst the larger Alto is fondly referred to as the "Sinistromanuality" and the flute as "Mancinism". I'm looking forward to the all new Clarinet called "Ambidextrous".
 

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I hope so. The inverted ligature drives me crazy when I am in a rush.

Whilst I appreciate the date of your post.....

You can turn the threaded bar around on some ligatures, if you really wanted to, to create a left-handed ligature
 

aldevis

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You can turn the threaded bar around on some ligatures, if you really wanted to, to create a left-handed ligature

It worked fine with Rovner ligatures, but I couldn't find a way to modify an original Otto Link (T marked) ligature.

here is the original mail, I hope it works.

And about Paul's post, slurring is only allowed under a specific alcohol limit.
 

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aldevis

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also dated 1st April, I notice!

I have very good reasons to like them: flute, clarinet, alto, tenor, soprano, baritone in C (all right handed). Today the bari in the big band had a (Eb, low A) JP Cadence.

And their customer service is excellent.
 

aldevis

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Now April 1 is gone, there are some left handed instruments around...

The whole LH issue is weird. I remember a right handed french horn, custom made (this is not a prank). Why a right handed person (I am) would play a french horn with the LH on the valves and a trumpet with the RH on the pistons?

Ode to John Packer though: they sent the newsletter on a Sunday and I took a while to understand why.
The last product (the umbrella) is also interesting.
 

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Some people believe in left-handed guitars and sight Macca.

In all published photographs, he is a lat, as we reprographers call them and the rest of the photo is correct.
 
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MandyH

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I have very good reasons to like them: flute, clarinet, alto, tenor, soprano, baritone in C (all right handed). Today the bari in the big band had a (Eb, low A) JP Cadence.

And their customer service is excellent.

I have a JP Bari. I have no issues with it. I have ordered various things from JP and their customer service is excellent.
I also believe they have a joker in their sales team, with an excellent sense of humour and invention :)))
 

MandyH

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The whole LH issue is weird.

with some instrument, I could understand that having LH or RH versions might be useful and viable.
but most instruments require playing with both hands equally, so regardless of you manual dexterity, you somehow have to train your hands (and brain) to play it.
I am right-handed, yet somehow, my LH little finger gets on and does all those side keys on my saxes - G#, low C#, low B, low Bb - in just the same way that my right little finger does the Eb and C# keys.
My daughter is left-handed, and gets on perfectly well with her clarinet, and her violin (maybe violins are easier for left-handers and the right hand "only" bows?) :D
 
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