E-flat Clarinet Polishing Jig

My friend Paul designed and built a polishing jig for E-flat clarinet bodies….. it connects to the bnench and makes it easy to strap the post of the E-Flat clarinet for the overhaul… it can also be used as a third hand during the overhaul…. it can be mounted over the edge of the bench […]

Army Time

Well, like most of the men in my generation I was in the military…. My father was a carear Army soldier (even was it the 7th Calvery), I was born at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in an Army hospitol and will likely die in a VA hospital…. I am a non-combatant Vietnam Veteran…. and was not […]

Sales Callw 0n Phone

Well, I get about 20 to 30 salesw call a day.. on my business phone… this is a number I have had for over 30 years….. now it is becomming worthless… I am going to turn on the if you are not in my list then it does no ring… If you are a new […]

Cip and the Hollywood Clarinet Quartet

I had a lot of fun yesterday with my friend Cip… we recorded his feature playing over the new Hollywood clarinet quartet. He sounded great as always…. Wayne Bergeron was great and he let us use his studio and he recorded Cip… we then went out for great Mexican food….. that is Greg Huckins in […]

Palm key tone holes on German made saxophones:

The German made saxophones like J. Keilwerth, B&S and Dave Guardala (made by B&S) have smaller tone holes on the palm keys of their saxophones.  Are there any advantages or drawbacks to this design? The smaller tone holes allow the pitch of the palm key notes to not be as sharp as on the Selmer […]