Category Archives: Repair

Seattle Times: At 92, area’s last typewriter repairman loves his Selectrics

This was such a cool article I just had to share. The area’s last typewriter repairman is 92 and he’ll tell you all kinds of stories. Bob Montgomery has the time for stories because he’s not that busy these days. … Continue reading

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Top Ten Home Improvements

“If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.” ~ Gaston Bachelard Customizing your home is a … Continue reading

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Allen Loomis C Melody saxophone

Scott Granlund of Granlund Woodwind Repair is a world class musician and repair tech. Recently he shared this story on Facebook and I wanted to get it out to my many friends who are not Facebook users. Those readers on … Continue reading

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Best Guitar Secret I know…

My brother is a luthier, a luthier who once repaired a guitar for Rod Stewart. So when he recommended Elixir guitar strings I gave them a try. The nano coating feels good to my touch and lasts sooo long. I … Continue reading

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Trivia du Jour: Name that Sax

Came across this oddity today. Can any name this square-keyed sax maker? This stumped my friends on Facebook. Let’s see how my WordPress readers do.

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In Search of Saxophone Intonation

Always in search of that perfect voice for my various saxophones and clarinets, this post in the Woodwind Forum “True Tone Alto” from John Talbot really spoke to me. The photo to the right is from John too. Flexibility of … Continue reading

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Reducing squeaks on the Bass Clarinet

I am a hobbyist who started playing clarinet three years ago. I find voicing the clarion range in the bass clarinet to be a challenge, especially because I am a doubler who’s main instrument is the saxophone. So these two … Continue reading

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Lamps Made from Used Musical Instruments

Many of us are hard pressed to throw away our damaged and unplayable instruments. So what to do with say a sax that you spent so much time learning to voice correctly and play with some level of skill? Some … Continue reading

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Terry Talks about the “full Boehm” Clarinet

There seems to be some misunderstanding here about the purpose of the “full Boehm” clarinet. It has two distinct aspects that it covers: 1) The low Eb key allows for the performance of A clarinet parts on a Bb clarinet. … Continue reading

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Recommended Seattle Music Instrument Repair Shops

These are just my experiences. There are some people in the Seattle music world who talk trash about everyone one of these sites I recommend except for Northwest Winds. But I have not found that to be true in my … Continue reading

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