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Recorder and records

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Today I got a wooden recorder from a charity shop. I’ve never played a wooden recorder before and I expected it to sound different to a plastic one but it sounds the same to me.

The language in the instructions is quite old fashioned: “A wise player keeps his recorder in a case or carton. He blows a new recorder only a short time in the first days. If protects it against stove- and sun-heat and against a rapid change of temperature”.

I also got a couple of records: an lp of French harp music that sounds like the soundtrack to every 1930s black and white film and an lp of early medieval music that unfortunately jumps too much to be listenable.

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New organ

Lorenzo organ
Yesterday I found this beautiful lorenzo electric fan operated reed organ for only £40! Bargain! And it sounds as lovely as it looks.

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Happy birthday guitar amp!

HH IC100 guitar amp

It is my guitar amp’s 40th birthday!

I trying to find some information about my HH IC100 guitar amp to undo the damage that those pesky Sweet Nothings did to it and I found out that they started making them in 1971 and then in 1972 they added a stage/studio switch and lighting on the knobs (neither of which my amp has) so that makes it 40 years old. I decided that today is its birthday so happy birthday amplifier!

For its birthday it would like a reverb/vibrato foot switch to turn those back on again. For Christmas it would like a new power lead as the one that its got is quite knackered. I think I’ve found somewhere on the web that sells foot switches but not sure about the power lead…

It used to belong to my Granddad who was a country and western singer and he built the speaker for it so it’s kind of a family heirloom.