Terminal N+1 vrus....

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  1. Dale Proctor

    Dale Proctor Utimate User

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    When I feed the fever (I have a fever, and the only prescription is more cornet...), I try to do it near a gift-buying occasion, like my birthday. Then I tell the wife not to worry about getting me a present - the horn I just bought can be it. She goes along with it, but of course, expects a gift of similar value on the next gift-giving occasion. That usually involves a trip to the jewelry store, so I'm careful with my horn purchases. Of course, if I sell one...(N+1)-1 = N...then there's no foul. I'm trying to sell my Conn 5A before Christmas so the full cost of the 9A I just bought won't count...:D
     
  2. Sterling

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    n plus 1 gets even scarier when you start drifting over to other instruments. Since last May I have somehow acquired 4 mandolins. how and why I still can't figure out.
     
  3. bachfella

    bachfella Mezzo Piano User

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    Got a secret desire to start a bluegrass band??:cool:
     
  4. Sterling

    Sterling Mezzo Forte User

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    Not really. i sort of got it to learn tunes. Mostly folk and early American tunes. I've actually been playing Arban and Clarke studies on it to work my way around since I still can't figure out how to blow into it!
     
  5. Vulgano Brother

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    While there is no known cure for the terminal N+1 Virus, it can be mutated into the benign VB+1 Virus by sending the purchases to me!
     
  6. bachfella

    bachfella Mezzo Piano User

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    Question for gmonady, since he's a doctor--isn't N+1 virus also known as Gotta Getta Horn Syndrome, or in some of the older medical journals, Brassus Acquirus Terminalis?? I'm NOT a doctor, but I do know a few--they haven't been able to answer this question, though, because they're NOT trumpet players....
     
  7. coolerdave

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    and those ain't cheap either ...
    whatcha got whatcha got Mister?
     
  8. Sterling

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    Right now I have two bowl back mandolins circa 1950 and late 1960. I have a The Loar LM 300 with a mike installed and an Eastman F615. I'm wondering what a better one sounds and plays like.
     
  9. Cornyandy

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    Actually it's more worriesome than that (please forgive the gallows humour) Aquiring Instuments Directly Syndrome. Work it out.
     
  10. bachfella

    bachfella Mezzo Piano User

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    It could just be Horns of Increasing Variety....
     

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