I wish I knew how to merge my two identities into one. I couldn't remember how to log in under my old name/password and my email address had changed in the meantime.
The messages I sent in go unanswered.
For now I will be both people. Dale & Roland Dale.
Still playing my WX7.
That is cool. I had to join the group to comment on your instrument of choice. I started off on alto sax thru HS but moved on to organ, guitar and other instruments. But I still pull out the sax occasionally. I too have a C melody; a vintage one I found at an antique store. It is a Conn from 1928 or 9 with a micro-adjust neck that I could not stand. A couple of years ago I got a replacement neck from Aquila Sax (from Australia). While it seems thin and light, it fits and now the instrument plays fairly well in tune.
Anyone tried an Aquila Sax instrument? They have Saxes in C (both C melody and C soprano) and C Trumpets.
"I carry my whistles around in a rifle case."
LOL! I have a bass guitar that is in a gun case. I have gotten some STRANGE looks going into venues with that!
"What's in there?"
Until now, I have played organ (pipe, Hammond and the many half-breeds), piano, keyboard, harpsichord. I can play guitar very badly (10,000 to flight) and accordion even more badly (called upon once to play for an outdoor meeting - tried to learn the instrument in the car on the way there:) Learned to play baritone so I could write brass parts intelligently, but it was pretty huffy stuff. NOW is the big adventure -- I have been asked to lead the band in a small Christian school -- a great director (40 years a teacher) has retired, and no one is available to replace him. So I found in the band room an oboe, a clarinet, a bass clarinet and a trombone, and a variety of percussion instruments. One month from today I will face children - the older ones smarting from losing their teacher, the younger ones not knowing that I barely know which end to blow into. But by the end of the year I will be a much wiser person.