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littleplum

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Moz

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Hi folks

I found these on youtube. I am not sure she should work for an organisation called 'expertvillage' especially the way she is using that brush to clear the dust off the sax!! a bit heavy handed i think. In the second video should you really use talcum powder on your pads? wont that clog up when it gets wet?

see what you think
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME9St3XHvFE&NR=1&feature=fvwp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA6yrpvaQKo&NR=1

Dave

"The horns are new, the pads are new, or they need to be replaced"!!! *** is she talking about?!

I agree, in the first video she is a bit aggressive with what looks like a paintbrush (but may be softer I suppose). Cursory, definitely -- I wish I could clean my sax that quickly and still make it effective but I think I'll still take half an hour over it in my own sweet time.

Second vid -- hmmm, not sure about the talc. I think you may be right about moisture and it's effect as a congealing agent for powdered rock! I use lighter fluid on giant cigarette (yeah right) papers to clean my pads and it's been working fine for the last six years since I started playing.

In summary -- don't do it like that, don't clean the sax like that, don't unstick the pads like that, don't have your hair cut like that! :w00t:
 

Taz

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Ooooops was that a broken spring I heard pinging across the room? No no no I'll clean mine like you lot thanks, with a little tlc! ( No I didn't miss the "a")
 

Der Wikinger

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Expert Village: X is the mathematical symbol for the unknown, and a Spert is a drip under pressure, so instead of a village idiot, we have a village of idiots! What a concept!
 

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