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Back in 2015-2016 I was playing out a lot and needed to be able to project a lot due to the loud guitar strangler bands and the noisy audiences. I also was worried about my horn being damaged by both other musicians on the crowded stages and less than careful audience members pushing past a table where it lay on their way to the WC. Hence I looked for a device or devices that would give me both boost my sound and repell dangers from careless humans. As a result I created these Bogenklangers to create a force-field of both positive and negative energy around my sax that they both projected its sound a great distance and protected it from danger close up. I found it to work quite well although I would not go as far as to claim that that would be the case for others were they to try it.


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However, being superstitious, I felt that this was not enough to keep bad vibes away and lacking any kind of Voodoo priestess here to make me a mojo for the purpose, I made my own pos/neg eyes to both charm audiences and keep any bad characters away. These too worked perfectly and I was rewarded by both applause and freedom from evil doers.


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The best thing about my Bogenklangers and the Pos/Neg Eyes is that they cost next to nothing and can easily be made by any Saxophonist even the remotest bit handy. The Bogenklangers are magnetic and so stick fast to the metal rim of any sax bell, while the Pos/Neg Eyes can be adhered with a bit of Blue-Tack which makes them safe for even the most delicate sax finishes.

Try them with my blessings.

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Hey Reet, don't be confused. When it comes to marketing claims about saxophone enhancers, just turn your brain off and believe the hype!
 

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All professional level saxes, which means most good vintage saxes like my Comm III, have a steel wire under the curl of the bell lip. It's there to reinforce it. That is one of the distinctions between what used to be called Student horns and Pro ones. I don't know about today's cheap East Asian saxes but I bet they might not have that feature to save on material and steps needed to make their saxes. So being steel, it is magnetic and therefore the BogenKlangers, which have magnetic bases, adhere to it via magnetism. This magnetism circling the bell circumferance and placed at the 4 points of the compass is part of what makes them work to create a propulsive force that increases the power of the sound created in the horn.
 

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And if there are no steel parts in the bell area of a certain horn, just put another magnet on the other side of the bell, and claim that you added it for mass to increase the resonance of the sound.
 

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And if there are no steel parts in the bell area of a certain horn, just put another magnet on the other side of the bell, and claim that you added it for mass to increase the resonance of the sound.
I already have that covered. I have the magnets already purchased for that eventuality. Actually I am considering elecrtromagnets since they would have so much more power to propell the sound out of the bell. Devising a battery pack compact enough yet still having the voltage to power strong magnets is my current project. Once that's worked out I shall go to the testing phase.
 

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All professional level saxes, which means most good vintage saxes like my Comm III, have a steel wire under the curl of the bell lip. It's there to reinforce it. That is one of the distinctions between what used to be called Student horns and Pro ones. I don't know about today's cheap East Asian saxes but I bet they might not have that feature to save on material and steps needed to make their saxes. So being steel, it is magnetic and therefore the BogenKlangers, which have magnetic bases, adhere to it via magnetism. This magnetism circling the bell circumferance and placed at the 4 points of the compass is part of what makes them work to create a propulsive force that increases the power of the sound created in the horn.
Yeah, I remember seeing that (installing the steel ring) on a video of vintage saxophone manufactures. Not something any of my new horns have. I still have an old Selmer Largebore (1929) alto. I wonder if it has the steel ring? I'll have to check it out sometime.
 

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Here's one of the original Clangers from which all others descend. Strap one of these on your horn, or even stuff it down the bell, and prepare to be amazed.

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More information here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clangers
 

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What a bunch of klang Geeks.
Even Judy Garland was one. She wrote a song about it that became famous: "Clang, clang, clang went the trolley" is the first line of the chorus. The only problem is she spelled it wrong, but she knew the power that Klanging can have in your life.
 

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Even Judy Garland was one. She wrote a song about it that became famous: "Clang, clang, clang went the trolley" is the first line of the chorus. The only problem is she spelled it wrong, but she knew the power that Klanging can have in your life.
I you sure about that? I thought I read somewhere that she preferred he delacquered SkweekinShstopper over the B-Klanger most of the time.
 

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I you sure about that? I thought I read somewhere that she preferred he delacquered SkweekinShstopper over the B-Klanger most of the time.
It depended on her state of inebriation and/or depression. That girl had problems big-time. Being a star from childhood on is not something I'd wish on anyone since most of them turn out fuked up, stupid, or just plain strange, e.g. McCaulley Culkin, Michael Jackson, Justina Beaver, Smiley Twerkass, ad vomitum. Parents, please don't do that to your kids!! Let them be children and grow up normally as they are not your meal-ticket.
 

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Even Judy Garland was one. She wrote a song about it that became famous: "Clang, clang, clang went the trolley" is the first line of the chorus. The only problem is she spelled it wrong, but she knew the power that Klanging can have in your life.

"The Trolley Song"
Song by Judy Garland & The MGM Studio Chorus
Released 1944
Length 4:04
Composer(s) Hugh Martin[1]
Lyricist(s) Ralph Blane[1]

"The Trolley Song" is a song written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane and made famous by Judy Garland in the 1944 film Meet Me in St. Louis.
 

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I was afraid to open this thread because I though it may have been German for some body parts of yours I’d rather not see.
 

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I was afraid to open this thread because I though it may have been German for some body parts of yours I’d rather not see.

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That's really good, but unfortunately it's been many years since anything private of mine klanged either by banging together like bells, or against anything else. The gonger don't ring no bells nohow nomore. :(:(:cry::faceinpalm::banghead: I tell it to butch up, but it don't listen and just lies there as limp as ever since it retired from duty. Says it has a clause in it's warranty from from the manufacturer allowing it to retire from active duty past 7 decades of service, regardless of the wishes of it's owner. I'm thinking of going online to recruit other guys in the similar situation so we can get a lawyer and start a class action suit against the manufacturer and get redress. Damn body parts think they have the right to go on strike as if they had a life of their own. It pisses me off so much I'm dribbling down my leg. :laughing:
 
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