• About Pete Hales



    by  • September 21, 2014 • Uncategorized

    Just so you know, I rarely come back to this blog. If you have a question for me, please e-mail me at thesax5fo_at_gmail.com. You can see my current blog — yes, I’m concentrating on Yanagisawa for the rest of the year — at http://thesax.info/makesandmodelslist

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    A Trip to the MIM, Part II

    by  • July 30, 2012 • Non-Saxophone

    A couple of months ago, I went to the MIM (Musical Instruments Museum) in Scottsdale (the post’s right here). Well, they had an event on 07/29/2012 where teachers could get in free, provided they listened to a sales pitch regarding taking their kids to the MIM on a field trip. My wife’s a teacher...

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    Martin Info

    by  • May 25, 2012 • Martin, Saxophone

    Now for something a little different. A few weeks ago, I got a few e-mails from Chris Holtz, a grandson of Fred Holtz, head of Martin Band thru the 30’s and 40’s.  Unfortunately, when I got his e-mails, I was sick and heavily medicated.  I then proceeded to forget about his e-mails until he sent...

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    The Gallery

    by  • May 8, 2012 • Administrivia

    The Gallery has gotten REALLY huge over the past two weeks. I’ve been uploading a lot of stuff. Check it out! This gallery is a tad different from what I had at saxpics.com because I … * Want to get A picture of AN alto for every year of a particular horn’s production, to...

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    A Trip to the MIM

    by  • April 17, 2012 • Rare and/or Interesting, Uncategorized

    On Monday, April 16th, I took a trip with my folks (visiting from New York) to the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, AZ.  You can check out my original post on The Woodwind Forum. I’m not a camera guy and several of the pics I took just didn’t come out at all.  Fortunately, for...

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