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  1. Got to love Salvation Army bands (grin)! But...

    Got to love Salvation Army bands (grin)! But then, I am biased.
    - Sara
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    I did a little more reading on the bulletin that...

    I did a little more reading on the bulletin that the IRS publishes about mileage claiming, and charitable deductions. Looks like the wording has tightened up quite a bit. It no longer sounds quite...
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    In years when I itemize my deductions, I take the...

    In years when I itemize my deductions, I take the mileage to practice as driving for charity. But then, the band is run through the church. I am one of the assistant leaders for the kids' band...
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    It all depends on if you are using the instrument...

    It all depends on if you are using the instrument to make money, or just playing a horn for the fun of it. And then from there, if you are getting paid by the gig, or receiving a regular paycheck...
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    Oh I quite agree on this point, personally being...

    Oh I quite agree on this point, personally being another example of the phenomena. All though, I will say that I am more a "numbers person" than a "math person." I do not claim to be a top of the...
  6. To summarize, yes, you can stop playing for a...

    To summarize, yes, you can stop playing for a beat or two, so you can breathe. Just make sure you keep track of the beat passing, so that you can jump right back in and at the right spot, like...
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    This depreciation and tax stuff can be a deep...

    This depreciation and tax stuff can be a deep dive. But it is starting to scratch another intellectual itch of mine. I was wondering how many musical people (using this forum as a sampling), are...
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    Thank you for the "technical" explanation Dean. ...

    Thank you for the "technical" explanation Dean. I follow what you are saying. I figured that there might be a difference between accounting's useful life and the IRS's useful life. That is why I...
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    Now you've done it (tease). You said...

    Now you've done it (tease). You said "depreciation". You may not know it, but my day job is being an Accountant. So I know about depreciation. Now you have me wondering. How long of a "useful...
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    Deducting musical instrument on tax forms

    I was going through the blog posts and reading results from past survey questions. I ran into one that asked about whether forum members in the USA deduct their horns on their tax forms. I did not...
  11. Do you plan on keeping your euph once you...

    Do you plan on keeping your euph once you transition to the tuba? - she
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    "Is Steven affiliated with LeFreque? He does not...

    "Is Steven affiliated with LeFreque? He does not use them on his new horn. "

    I don't know. But I have seen Utube videos featuring his wife, and she is using them on her horn.
    - Sara
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    "produced to our specifications in the Beijing,...

    "produced to our specifications in the Beijing, and Tianjin Region of China"

    If I understand the geography correctly, the JinBao factory complex is in Tianjin, which in turn is not far from...
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    Any chance of this being made available in treble...

    Any chance of this being made available in treble clef?
    - Sara
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    Poll: I too am joining the horn B bandwagon. The two...

    I too am joining the horn B bandwagon. The two sounded the same to me until Beauty and the Beast. Then horn B sound was a little deeper and a bit more like singing. And it kept those advantageous...
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    Poll: This!

    "Classic" Yes, that is the word I wanted for it. Lacquer and silver plate are the classic ways to finish a horn. Stick with one or the other. The alternative looks patchwork. Not to say that a...
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    Yes, you have it right. Pushing "up" is getting...

    Yes, you have it right. Pushing "up" is getting sharper and "down" is getting flatter.
    - Sara
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    Poll: Straight yellow brass is my preference between...

    Straight yellow brass is my preference between these two, on looks alone. I am not considering the affects on the sound at all with this choice. It is simply that I prefer a solid colored horn, as...
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    I kind of have experience with the Baritone. ...

    I kind of have experience with the Baritone. What I have is the JinBao standard horn that the BR140 is based from, and finished in nickle. It is a 3 valve compensated baritone, as opposed to the 4...
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    Good news on the musical front. I do need to get...

    Good news on the musical front. I do need to get more done in the way of treatment. But I have been given the green light to resume playing. I am so glad about that. My next visit is when they...
  21. I was liking it because it really showed the...

    I was liking it because it really showed the conical versus cylindrical profiles of the tubing and how they go into building the horn. That is what they say gives the euphonium its sweet voice. It...
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    Okay, take this with a scoop of salt. I have no...

    Okay, take this with a scoop of salt. I have no experience with alto/tenor horns except for maybe two or three minutes buzzing on one while working on inventorying the band room at my church...
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    Putting my horn away

    I need to step away from playing for two to four months. I was wondering about how to store my horn. I know that there is some give and take, but roughly when do you store the horn disassembled...
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    I was just watching some Misa Mead videos and I...

    I was just watching some Misa Mead videos and I noticed that in several of them, she uses a LefreaQue plate on her receiver. For what ever that is worth....
    - Sara
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