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The Low A Extension for Fox Contrabassoon

¬†Elegant, stylish, and sound enhancing – presenting a removable low A extension for contra made from recycled materials. Want to know more? Please reach out! THE DESIGN: Having completed a few different low A bassoon extensions (see here, and here), I decided to tackle the same thing for my Fox 920 contrabassoon. The design I […]

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Restoring a 1928 portable turntable – Columbia Model 161 – 78 RPM

(Updated April 2022) I’ve just posted a video on YouTube so you can see the player in action! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU_twixVhc8 This is the story of one of my latest restoration project – something I’ve wanted to acquire for a long time. While in Newport, Oregon (a recommended destination!) I was in a large antique store and […]

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NPR Cello Project

For more than 10 years, All Things Considered (ATC) used several recordings I produced as musical “bumpers” during the show. The short story is that Richard Aaron, then cello professor at the Cleveland Institute of Music found out that I worked at the local NPR station (WCPN). Richard came up to me one day and […]

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Our Housewarming Party!

***Or you can right click (control click) this link to save and watch the movie.***

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Marin Music Source Beta Player

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Thinnest runway in america?

This is me lying across the runway at Ft. Bragg, California airport (82CL). Thankfully there’s plenty of grass on either side of this runway for the planes to land on, but the total width of the asphalt must be only about 12 feet wide! That would make it the thinnest runway in the US that […]

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