Musical instruments?

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  1. Vt-Stromer

    Vt-Stromer Been here awhile

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    What do you have....

    I'll start.

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  2. josjor

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    Nice paperclip.:D

    I own a music store that's been around for over 30 years, so it wouldn't be a fair contest. We've collected quite a few of the odd and unique over the years, including things like the aforementioned paperclip (contrabass), f trumpet, peck horns, etc. I'll see if I can get some pics up.
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    mb90535im '05 R1200 GS

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    I have a bodran. The neighbors love me.

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    An Irishman walks into a pub with a package under his arm.
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    "Thank God! For a moment there I thought it was a bodran", says the bartender.
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  4. River

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    here is a few of them

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    Not pictured: German made fiddle from Mittenwald; T. K. O'Brien dulcimer; Cuenca Spanish made classical guitar; probably some other things I can't think of now.
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  6. josjor

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    Nice Jugs.

    No, I meant your avatar.
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  7. Vt-Stromer

    Vt-Stromer Been here awhile

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    I have worked at a 65 yr old music store for 20 years. It may be more fair than you think. :evil
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  8. Vt-Stromer

    Vt-Stromer Been here awhile

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    Here is another.

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    Eb cornet, John Stratton, 1865, NY.
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  9. Thermos

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    Fox? Heckle?

    Played a few of these before(university), just not enough money to own one.
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    Thermos Been here awhile

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    1906 Buescher coronet. [​IMG]


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    Thermos Been here awhile

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    Keilworth


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    Thermos Been here awhile

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  14. Thermos

    Thermos Been here awhile

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    it's a contrabassoon, not a contrabass.

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  15. Vt-Stromer

    Vt-Stromer Been here awhile

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    Fox #560
    I have played it with the Portland Symphony a few times.
    I see a few Keilworth's a year. Nice horn.
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    groop So much to ponder

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    Ahh. Didn't look too carefully and in the pic it sort of looks like it's all shiny metal. I just sold a Bb Leblanc contrabass clarinet, aka "paperclip" that was in really good shape. Oddly enough, our local high school (300 kids total enrollment) had two of them that hadn't seen use in decades. They traded them in to purchase items more useful to them.
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  18. Vt-Stromer

    Vt-Stromer Been here awhile

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    Today"s installment.
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    Known as the Toilet tuba for the position in which it's played. Made in Philadelphia in 1876 to commemorate the nations Centennial. They made a set of horns in various sizes. They are extremely rare.

    This is the 'baritone' version.

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    How about an F trumpet?
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    Or a "peck" horn?
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    Old piccolo with real ivory headstock.
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    That's just a few of the oldies and oddities in a little display case. More in the storeroom.
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    And then there are the stringed things like oud's, tater-bug mandolins, bajo-quinto's, and classics.
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