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  2. There is a big discussion about the new Krentz Wolf Eliminator. Here are some photos of this device..
  3. Important: New EU airport rules on musical instruments apply from next week November 13, 2013 by Norman Lebrecht The World Customs Organisation has issued a reminder that the new EU rules come into force on November 21. In effect, you should be able to take any musical instrument carried for personal use through the green channel of all EU airports. Including Frankfurt. Press announcement below. Print it out and show it to customs inspectors. Press release The European Union’s recent amendment of the Customs Code’s implementing provisions regarding the temporary import, export and reimport of portable music instruments was welcomed by WCO Secretary General, Kunio Mikuriya, who praised the benefits for both cultural life and economic activities. According to the new amendment applicable from 21 November 2013, travellers may temporarily import/export portable musical instruments as professional equipment without customs formalities. This means that when travelling with such instruments they may use the green or ‘nothing to declare’ Customs channel at airports. Previously, portable musical instruments which were temporarily imported by travellers with the intention of using them as professional equipment were to be presented to Customs and to be declared explicitly for the temporary importation procedure. Because some musicians have been negatively affected by the application of Customs rules at import, the implementing regulation simplifies the access to the temporary importation procedure by allowing portable musical instruments intended for re-export to be declared by any other act (for instance, by going through the green or ‘nothing to declare’ Customs channel at airports) . To mitigate similar problems in connection with export, re-export and reimport, the simplification also covers portable musical instruments which have been declared for export, re-export or which have been re-imported and declared for release for free circulation as returned goods by travellers. At the WCO, this issue has been discussed at the Administrative Committee of the Istanbul Convention and the Meeting of the Contracting parties to the Customs Convention on the A.T.A. Carnet for the temporary admission of goods (A.T.A. Convention). Experts attending the meetings agreed that limited knowledge of the rules on temporary admission might be causing problems and concluded that raising awareness among Customs was important to ensure proper implementation of the rules. WCO Members will continue sharing experience and operational practices regarding temporary admission and the use of the ATA Carnet. The new regulation is available by clicking here. (I have copied this over in case the site gets removed.)
  4. Just saw this video on how to rehair a bow. A bit shocking....
  5. Look at this one
  6. I suppose you could just listen to the master himself play this and figure it out from there. (I suppose you mean at the time 2:22?)
  7. WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) – The famed piano maker Steinway is being acquired by private equity firm Kohlberg & Co. for about $438 million. Steinway, which has been in business for 160 years, said previously that it was looking into selling the company. Kohlberg, which would take the company private, will start a tender offer to buy all of Steinway’s outstanding stock for $35 per share, a 15 percent premium to its Friday closing price of $30.43. The board of the Waltham, Mass., company unanimously recommended Monday that shareholders tender their stock. The deal includes a 45-day “go-shop” period in which Steinway may seek out alternative bids. Steinway & Sons was founded in 1853 in a loft on Manhattan’s lower west side. Its products include Bach Stradivarius trumpets, Selmer Paris saxophones, C.G. Conn French horns, Leblanc clarinets, King trombones, Ludwig snare drums and Steinway & Sons pianos. “Kohlberg’s long history of collaboration to grow and expand some of the world’s leading consumer brands makes us an ideal partner for Steinway to accelerate its global expansion, while ensuring the artisanal manufacturing processes that make the company’s products unique are preserved, celebrated and treasured,” Kohlberg partner Christopher Anderson said. Shares of Steinway Musical Instruments Inc. jumped $4.62, or 15 percent, to $35.05 in morning trading. Shares this year have risen close to 70 percent. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter.
  8. It looks great! It would be nice to see the various dimensions, measurements, lengths for cellos as well. It would be very interesting also to know how to sharpen your tools (for instance how sharp should the sound post setter be and how do you know when it is sharp enough, as well as how to sharpen and bend the S- shaped sound post setter.) This would be for cellos as well, because there is a different size setter for cellos. Perhaps it would be good to have the different effects (tonal qualities) that moving a sound post (moving North or South or East or West) would have on the instrument.
  9. There is a company in Japan (Mitsuke) that make Titanium end pins. Above: Top = titanium and brass(with Titanium tip) Bottom = titanium and brass(with Bass tip) You can see their site
  10. Lawrence Wilke lives just up the road from you in CT.
  11. MellowCello


    Do you mean this?
  12. Cellist Raphaël Merlin has instrument seized at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport