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post #76 of 597
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Collecting musical instruments is just so much more costly than buying headphones: A Stradivarius violin was sold for $3.5million within 5 minutes in an auction just a few days ago.

How much do harps cost anyway?
post #77 of 597
It's an older style Lyon & Healy Concert Grand, I think my parents paid around $35,000 including shipping and that ginormous transport case.
post #78 of 597
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Originally Posted by milkpowder
Collecting musical instruments is just so much more costly than buying headphones: A Stradivarius violin was sold for $3.5million within 5 minutes in an auction just a few days ago.

How much do harps cost anyway?


What's the point of buying something so expensive? If I had something that expensive, I'd be scared to touch it in case I damaged it somehow.
post #79 of 597
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Originally Posted by skyline889
It's an older style Lyon & Healy Concert Grand, I think my parents paid around $35,000 including shipping and that ginormous transport case.
That's really cool! I'm sure it'd sound really good when strung. I can't even begin to imagine how much it would cost to get it restrung! Restringing my violin already costs around $100 (cost of strings), but that's only for 4 strings that are maybe a quarter of the length of one of the longer strings on the harp.
post #80 of 597
Come on, guys, any drummers around here?
(I play piano too.)

I won't post pictures of either, both are POSs, and the drumset is crammed in a corner of the basement with the cat litter.

Actually, the drumset's quite nice, you just can't tell from it's surroundings.
post #81 of 597
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Originally Posted by milkpowder
That's really cool! I'm sure it'd sound really good when strung. I can't even begin to imagine how much it would cost to get it restrung! Restringing my violin already costs around $100 (cost of strings), but that's only for 4 strings that are maybe a quarter of the length of one of the longer strings on the harp.
how do your strings cost friggin 100 bucks? Mine cost around 35...
post #82 of 597
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Originally Posted by Oistrakh
how do your strings cost friggin 100 bucks? Mine cost around 35...
I used to pay 80 bucks for my C string alone. Made of tungsten, but it sounded awesome! I think it was $130 for bottom 2 strings, and another 40 for the top 2.
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i'm suprised with all the other sax players here:

my camera isn't working but here's what i do have

some cheapo Yamaha student model

and my pride and joy: Selmer Paris Serie III Black Laquor
post #85 of 597
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Oistrakh
how do your strings cost friggin 100 bucks? Mine cost around 35...
Pirastro Evah Pirazzi set plus Oliv E string costs over $100 in the United Kingdom. The same would cost around $50-60 in the US and in Hong Kong.

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Originally Posted by Sladeophile
I used to pay 80 bucks for my C string alone. Made of tungsten, but it sounded awesome! I think it was $130 for bottom 2 strings, and another 40 for the top 2.
Do you play the cello? The cello C is so darn long and thick!
post #86 of 597
I shouldn't complain, think how much money it would cost to replace cello and double bass strings compared to violin strings!
post #87 of 597
I'm taking the "and more" seriously here!

Here's my clarinet (Buffet R13):

When I first got it:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/...s/IMG_1189.jpg
Today:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/...s/IMG_3342.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/...s/IMG_3345.jpg (flash)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/...s/IMG_3340.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/...s/IMG_3339.jpg (flash)

Shot of my high school wind ensemble at our recent concert at St. Paul's in Ocean Grove:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/...s/IMG_3303.jpg

Here's me with my Bari Sax last year:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/...s/IMG_1842.jpg

The organ console at my church (without me seated at it, sorry):
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/...s/IMG_3279.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/...s/IMG_3283.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/...s/IMG_3294.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/...s/IMG_3292.jpg
And don't let the pistons trick you, they're controlled my setter boards, no capture combination action, so it's a total pain anyway.

Here's a few pics of some of the pipes up above. It's a II/20 or so Moller. Small, and in poor repair, but a competent instrument, built around the turn-of-the-century:

The Great:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/...s/IMG_3149.jpg
The A.R. Schopp 8' Trumpets on their own chest on the Great:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/...s/IMG_3151.jpg
The also ARS Mixture III (half of it):
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/...s/IMG_3146.jpg
X brand chimes:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/...s/IMG_3155.jpg
Swell (16' Lieblichs not shown):
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/...s/IMG_3170.jpg
Original facade pipes. They're Violin Cellos and Diapasons (left, right):
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/...s/IMG_3128.jpg
The 16' Trumpets and 16' Bourdons:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/...s/IMG_3125.jpg
Top half of those:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/...Picture059.jpg

I also played clarinet, bass clarinet, and alto sax for pit this year (Pirates of Penzance), but no pics, sorry. I just realized I don't have any good pics of my music-related stuff. I guess I just experience music so much, I never feel the need to take pics of it, kind of like work.
post #88 of 597
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Originally Posted by MD1032
I'm taking the "and more" seriously here!

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I also played clarinet, bass clarinet, and alto sax for pit this year (Pirates of Penzance), but no pics, sorry. I just realized I don't have any good pics of my music-related stuff. I guess I just experience music so much, I never feel the need to take pics of it, kind of like work.
Hey that's great! I see you love playing music too! I actually have an organ at home, but it doesn't have pipes. It's my dad's:





It's in the sitting room, which has a really high ceiling. Apparently, having the speakers facing towards the walls makes the experience more church/cathedral-like.
post #89 of 597
I am a drummer, pianist, and harmonica player (is there a single-worded noun for this? )...

Below are some pictures:



Four of my diatonic harmonicas, and my C-tuned chromatic.



My Yamaha keyboard. It sounds WONDERFUL, and has magnificent MIDI/computer features, but I just wish that more of the controls were analog.



My Yamaha Stage Custom drum set. As you can see, it has many years of abuse on it... I recently upgraded the tom heads to some nice high-quality Evans ones from my so-so Yamaha replacements. It features another mid-tom that I usually don't use. I have the follow Zildjian A Customs: Crash, Splash, Hi-Hat. I have a Wuhan Ride and a Wuhan Splash, but I usually don't use the Splash unless whatever I'm playing calls for it. A nice trashy sound, when used, though. The bass pedal is the DW4000.
post #90 of 597
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Originally Posted by milkpowder
That's really cool! I'm sure it'd sound really good when strung. I can't even begin to imagine how much it would cost to get it restrung! Restringing my violin already costs around $100 (cost of strings), but that's only for 4 strings that are maybe a quarter of the length of one of the longer strings on the harp.
The restringings not that bad, only about $500 to have it professionally done by Lyon & Healy, it's the shipping that kills you, $1k each way.
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