June 8th, 2013
When my friend got his Alto, he also looked at the protec cases at Guitar Center. He got the most wonderful case for his Alto. It has very plush, thick fabric all over the inside, much plusher and thicker than the felt in other cases I have seen. The “fur” is about 1″ deep if you draw it out, and the horn sinks into it..
The case is not totally open and empty inside with a notch for the end of the horn to fit into and a small partition for stuff like most cases. You open the case and the surface that the fabric is on is flush with the opening of the case. There is a part where the shape of a saxophone has been indented into it, which holds the horn snugly on all sides, but underneath the thick furry soft stuff it is not hard. It has an amount of give or springiness that almost feels like that padding that you put underneath carpet. Of course, if you push hard enough you will hit something underneath. It almost feels like it was carved out of a solid piece of wood, but it’s way too light.
May 22nd, 2013
I’ve loved every second of playing with my Korg Monotron this year. Especially when hooked up to Echoboy. I purchased my korg monotron at guitar center. But the time has come to put some accurate takes down and my fudge fingers keep getting in the way. I’ve tried a plectrum (pretty good for expression but not so accurate) and an ear-bud (accurate but flimsy). So I tried a regular pen, and it works.
May 10th, 2013
A few months ago I started printing my return addresses on envelopes directly on my printer, but after printing a batch of maybe 100 envelopes, for a few seconds after the machine said “Cooling device, please wait…”. I had never seen it say that before. So I went online and had my envelope printing done by Printing America. The envelope printing from printingamerica.com is the best in my opinion. I am very happy with their service. Fast and reliable.
April 24th, 2013
I have suffered from these difficult dowels, especially on cylinder studs, and have tried WD40 and easy outs with limited success. The dowels pins are delicate, and any deformation renders them useless. I recommend buying pins. They are not that expensive. To help prevent this problem, I recommend the following. Replace any studs or dowels that show corrosion. This is the main reason they stick.
Take a drill bit that is slightly smaller than the cylinder or case hole. Wrap a layer of 400 grit sandpaper around the tip (not the drilling end), and lightly hone the hole. When you reassemble, pack the dowel area and stud with grease. This will help prevent the dowel corrosion. I was at Home Depot the other day and saw a clever plumbers tool. It slipped inside a pipe, and when turned, the splined tip “cammed out” to grip the pipe ID. It works similar to a stud remover. If they make one small enough, it may work well on the dowels.
April 6th, 2013
I’ve always wondered why there are a lot of different cigars and cigarettes in the market. For the non-smoker there may be no difference but for those who prefer some certain taste, there are certain brand of cigarettes and cigars that they buy. Sometimes there are small differences that make a smoker choose a certain product over the other. Of course you’ll have to try them in order to find out which of them would suit your taste. A lot of times, when a new taste is experienced, they are always longed for and that may be the reason smokers keep coming back for their favorite smokes from their dealers.
March 31st, 2013
Planet Waves has be come my favorite capo of all time. Easy to use and doesn’t harm neck as some capos do.
The Shubb is well made, but it is not the best design because you have to guess on the tension needed before closing the lever. If you guess wrong you squeeze the neck possibly marking it. I’ve done it on one of my acoustics and it is a maddening mistake that you can’t take back. To some extent that was user error, but if someone who knows as much about guitars as I do makes the error then others will too and it only takes once.
With the Planet Waves NS capo you have the least amount of tension necessary to fret the strings. You start with zero tension and work your way up until there is no buzz. It never clamps down like spring and lever designs. It works more like real fingers and doesn’t go sharp. It is also much more low profile than most other designs.
March 11th, 2013
Draw string bags are quite useful when there is a need to bring some things around. The bag can be folded and kept somewhere while not in use and just taken out when there is a need to put a bunch of stuff in it. Companies or stores can also use these bags for promotional purposes. The name of the company or its logo can be printed on the bag so their name can be seen around while the bag is in use.
March 11th, 2013
Getting married or tying the knot is a very big decision that two people are making but it usually is a very wonderful moment when they decide to push through a wedding and promise each other that they will be together for the rest of their lives. As a symbol of their undying love, they present each other wedding bands. Men usually are the ones who offer a diamond ring to their love but the they can also get mens diamond wedding bands to complement the womens wedding band for the occasion. They will both experience a joyous occasion and keep their fidelity and love as reminded by the rings on their hands.
March 1st, 2013
There are lots of things made of metal. They are pieced together or welded together to form something like cabinets, boxes and even cars. Though they are pieced together or welded together, the finished product has been made smooth and there are not much traces of the burrs or uneven cuts or humps on the edges or surface of metal that were created by a machining process. To make these parts smooth and even, a deburring tool from MartorUSA.com can be used. The tools can be used for steel, aluminum, copper and plastic.