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list                           Thu, 21 Jan 1999           Volume 1 : Number 91

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Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 23:29:10 -0400
Cc: Virginia Benade <>
Subject: Re: newcomer

Hi Roger!

1. I encourage your dual interest, I have a degree in Chemistry, a minor
in Music, and an MD.  I love being a community musician, although I can
and have held my own professionally on oboe.

2. Call Virginia Benade about a bass clarinet.  She has one that suits
you to a "T".  See address above.

Good luck,

Robert Howe wrote:
.....I am 17 and will be majoring in both music and biology.
> I play Bass Clarinet in the high school band, and want to continue playing
> music as long as I live.  I want my own Bass Clarinet, but I can't afford a
> new one, so I need help looking for a good second hand instrument.  I want it
> to be in ok condition, but not too expensive.  Preferably with the extra Eb/Ab
> key, and if possible extended range to low C.
> Thanks
> Roger
> ------------------------


Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 22:46:10 -0500
Subject: Tuba Glue remover; the finale

A couple days ago I threw out a question to see if any one had ever
successfully removed "Liquid Nails" panel adhesives.  From the responses,
no one else has either, but I got a lot of suggestions for solvents.

Since I had a fair number of things already, and a lot of glue to remove
I tried out what I already had at hand last night.

Tonight I decided to go for the heavy weights and tried a devils brew
containing Xylene and MethylEthylKetone as two of the main ingredients,
and it works.  The mixture I am using comes in a spray can labled "STP
choke and throttle body cleaner".

It not only removed some of the glue, but also will take paint off metal,
and the overspray will eat holes in your plastic lawn furniture if you
lean your target tuba against it while spraying.  :-)

By all means, use this stuff only outside with a breeze, and stand up
wind, and wear gloves.  I got a drop on bare skin and it burns.

It may take a couple of cans to do the job on my horn, but at $1.97 a can
I can afford that, and I won't risk damage to the horn like I would have
if I used abrasives or my torch to burn it off.

Thanks to all who replied both publically and privately.

Michael Grogg

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Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 08:10:36 EST
Subject: Re: Tuba Glue remover; the finale

another product that might not cut as deep into the paint is Methyl Amyl
Ketone it is use at body shops for urethane paint removal liquid nails is a
urethane based epoxk resin I believe.  Ask for a Urethane Paint thinner and
read the label or get an MSDS sheet to see saftey issues


Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 13:08:10 -0500
From: "jsilver" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: Weird horn...

Of course. BTW, what is the URL for your odd music list? Jack Silver

> From: Dr Guy Grant <>
> To: ''
> Subject: RE: Weird horn...
> Date: Wednesday, January 20, 1999 12:41 PM
> Gday
> May I have permission to post this to my Oddmusic list?
> Guy

Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 10:48:16 -0800
From: Grant Green <>
Subject: The bass is back...

Another bass sax on the block at ebay,  The first
bid was $3,500, and they haven't met the reserve yet....

An Eb helicon, at

Also, a King sousaphone, at



Grant Green  


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