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by TheSheriff
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Slide width for small bore bones
Replies: 41
Views: 1458

Re: Slide width for small bore bones

Just a quick update , as of today I have cancelled my order with BAC as they just kept jerking me about. Best American Craftsmen??? If that's the best there is, god help us......... f*****g useless !!!!! BellEnd BellEnd ====== Hardly. There's plenty of great American craftsmen in just about any fie...
by TheSheriff
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 119
Views: 13594

Re: Lawler trombones

bbalika wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:17 pm
Do Lawlers fit well in protec and skb cases?
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Yes. Leave the flare attached and it'll fit in any standard case.

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by TheSheriff
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Williams "L" circa 1935
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: FS: Williams "L" circa 1935

Bloo wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:03 am
Have any pics?
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No pics. Considering it was made in 1935 it looks very good, and it is a PLAYER. A sound like no other.

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by TheSheriff
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Williams "L" circa 1935
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: FS: Williams "L" circa 1935

Doug Elliott wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:34 pm
Is that the one I tried at your place?
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Yes.

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by TheSheriff
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Williams "L" circa 1935
Replies: 4
Views: 446

FS: Williams "L" circa 1935

----- For sale is my Williams "L" model which is roughly .520-.522 in bore size. It is a player. The original slide is nickel with a brass crook. The bell section is in very good shape with the normal laquer wear you'd expect. I also have a .525 bore slide that was made for me by my repairman from G...
by TheSheriff
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 119
Views: 13594

Re: Lawler trombones

I’m the Californian with the Model 4. I chose the following: .022 Red Brass stem / R2 8” flare, round bead / Z2 8” flare, round bead (raw) / Yellow Brass slide / #10 lead pipe (removable). I’m using a Griego 5 mouthpiece (Deco / Silver). I’m still learning the horn and will report back in a few wee...
by TheSheriff
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 119
Views: 13594

Re: Lawler trombones

HI All, Sorry to resurrect an old thread...MrSheriff, I too just got my Lawler model 3 fern Ken Hinson at Schmitt music at the ITF at Ball Stat univ. Ken is a great guy. FYI I got a yellow brass bell stem with the 8" yellow .025 flare and the 7 1/2" ,025 red brass flare. I bought/fell in love with ...
by TheSheriff
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 119
Views: 13594

Re: Lawler trombones

Have the "Big Boys" started hitting the market yet? Just curious. Currently playing a .525 horn and am liking it. Very curious how the Lawlers are being received if they are being sold yet. Thanks. ==== Not yet. ------ ------ Ok, there is one out there, in California, and another going to Switzerla...
by TheSheriff
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 119
Views: 13594

Re: Lawler trombones

Davidus1 wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:06 pm
Have the "Big Boys" started hitting the market yet? Just curious. Currently playing a .525 horn and am liking it. Very curious how the Lawlers are being received if they are being sold yet. Thanks.
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Not yet.

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by TheSheriff
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 119
Views: 13594

Re: Lawler trombones

I just received my Lawler Model 1 trombone in Roy’s recommended set up: .500 bore, yellow brass stem, slide, and 8” .22 yellow bell, and a 7.5” rose brass bell. In a word, delightful. The trombone has a wonderfully rich and full sound. I had been playing a Rath R10, yellow brass with nickel silver ...
by TheSheriff
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Conn 3b
Replies: 11
Views: 636

Re: Conn 3b

Tbarh wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:07 pm
I would say closer to a 2G... Narrower rim and shallower Cup than a 1 1/2G...i have owned 2...
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I had Karl Hammond measure mine and he said it was actually a tad larger (overall volume) than a 1 1/2 G.

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by TheSheriff
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Conn 3b
Replies: 11
Views: 636

Re: Conn 3b

I was recently playing on a vintage mp labeled conn 3b. Something interesting I notices was that the walls of the shank were extremely thick so it didn't sit in the receiver quite right. Can someone tell me about this mp? ----- Is the piece labeled Connstellation? If it is then it is closer to a 1 ...
by TheSheriff
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath R10 vs Lawler
Replies: 32
Views: 2968

Re: Rath R10 vs Lawler

That will have to do. I was intending to bring a pristine 1947 Martin committee for him to see, considering it was what as I understand was the beginning basis for his current designs!! OH Well. By the way this trombone is a Killer horn. Kevin ===== Roy has a 40's Committee too as well as one that ...
by TheSheriff
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath R10 vs Lawler
Replies: 32
Views: 2968

Re: Rath R10 vs Lawler

Mahlermusic, You should have Glenn Dodson(Phil. Phil Principal trombonist for many years) play Dixieland jazz on his Bach 6!!!! Sherrif - Will Roy be at the ITF this year ay Ball st. Univ>? ===== Roy tells me that he will not be there but Schmitt music will be, and they'll have some Lawler trombone...
by TheSheriff
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath R10 vs Lawler
Replies: 32
Views: 2968

Re: Rath R10 vs Lawler

Mahlermusic, You should have Glenn Dodson(Phil. Phil Principal trombonist for many years) play Dixieland jazz on his Bach 6!!!! Sherrif - Will Roy be at the ITF this year ay Ball st. Univ>? ===== I don't know if Roy will be there. I could ask him, but knowing him like I do I get the feeling he's no...
by TheSheriff
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: More pieces
Replies: 0
Views: 247

FS: More pieces

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2- 12C Mt Vernon Bach, plating loss and the end of the shank needs rounding (easy for a tech to do).
$45.00 each.
15C Mt Vernon Bach, plating loss. $45.00
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Giardinelli-New York 5D. $50.00
King 29 Large Shank. $45.00

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by TheSheriff
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS: ERGOBONE
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: FS: ERGOBONE

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$100.00

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by TheSheriff
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS: ERGOBONE
Replies: 1
Views: 287

FS: ERGOBONE

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I have a gently used ERGOBONE for sale.....$120.00

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by TheSheriff
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: So, what do you do?
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Re: So, what do you do?

This summer I have to perform Chicago's "Just You and Me" multiple times for a reoccurring gig. Yeah, I know. It's not a hard piece. The issue is that I played this in HS and later to make beer money in university, and later it was me and my bride's wedding song. For some stupid reason I am emotion...
by TheSheriff
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: So, what do you do?
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Re: So, what do you do?

For me it's Eva Cassidy's version of Over the Rainbow - it's pretty unique. I used to work with Eva and I'm on some of her recordings. She died at age 30.... ===== Me too, Doug. Eva's Over the Rainbow kills me every time I hear it, especially the live at Blues Alley version. Man, what a huge talent...
by TheSheriff
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: A few pieces
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: FS: A few pieces

---- Wick 2AL goldplate-VG condition--$55 Schilke 51D silverplate-G+ condition--$45 Hammond 13M large shank silverplate-VG+ condition--$55 Hammond 12ML small shank silverplate-VG+ condition--$50 Hammond 10M small shank customized to a greater depth (perhaps ML+) silverplate--VG condition--$45 Bach ...
by TheSheriff
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: A few pieces
Replies: 2
Views: 357

FS: A few pieces

---- Wick 2AL goldplate-VG condition--$55 Schilke 51D silverplate-G+ condition--$45 Hammond 13M large shank silverplate-VG+ condition--$55 Hammond 12ML small shank silverplate-VG+ condition--$50 Hammond 10M small shank customized to a greater depth (perhaps ML+) silverplate--VG condition--$45 Bach M...
by TheSheriff
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Earl Williams Model 10
Replies: 118
Views: 5720

Re: Earl Williams Model 10

Leanit wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:31 pm
Wacky curved water key, guaranteed not to snag on a mic cord.


IMG_5942.jpg
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Maybe it's been mentioned, but the rounded nickel bow means it was built by Earl's son, Bob Williams. That is my understanding. My model 6 is a Bob Williams. Love it!

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by TheSheriff
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Finding Gigs?
Replies: 10
Views: 953

Re: Finding Gigs?

Hello all, I'm interested in listening to live Big Band Jazz but I don't know how to find upcoming performances. Help? ===== Tell us where you are. Search the internet and you'll find some bands to listen to in a live setting. In Chicagoland there's too many to count. One or two really great, some ...
by TheSheriff
Thu May 30, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Courtois AC430 "Xtreme" .500"
Replies: 23
Views: 1339

Re: Courtois AC430 "Xtreme" .500"

mickael57280 wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 4:21 am
TheSherriff I live in France and here the price for a Courtois small bore is around 2000 dollars.
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Money talks.

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by TheSheriff
Wed May 29, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath R10 vs Lawler
Replies: 32
Views: 2968

Re: Rath R10 vs Lawler

And, more to the point, here I am working some stuff out on a Shires .500 and a Lawler .500 at Dillon's. Special thank you to the folks at Shires for sending down some components to try. I did play a Rath R10 that day and I would say it was closer to the Shires - big and more rounded sound than the...
by TheSheriff
Wed May 29, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Courtois AC430 "Xtreme" .500"
Replies: 23
Views: 1339

Re: Courtois AC430 "Xtreme" .500"

And how they compare to Rath, Lawler ? ==== I can not comment on the Courtois as I have never played one. But one can buy a new Lawler with 2 flares and a case for a few bucks less than the prices I have seen for the Courtois. Plenty has been written on this forum about the playability and characte...
by TheSheriff
Sun May 26, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath R10 vs Lawler
Replies: 32
Views: 2968

Re: Rath R10 vs Lawler

Trevorspaulding376 wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 1:25 pm
Sheriff I see you have a model 1 and model 3 which do you prefer ? What differences do you notice in the 2 in terms of response and tone
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Go over to the Lawler thread and see my response from April, 30th.

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by TheSheriff
Sat May 25, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath R10 vs Lawler
Replies: 32
Views: 2968

Re: Rath R10 vs Lawler

MalecHeermans wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 4:20 pm

The Lawler, as you will hear, is incredibly responsive and has it's own very American small bore burly sound.
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Perfect description of a Lawler, Malec.

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by TheSheriff
Sat May 18, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tinnitus
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: Tinnitus

---- I've been dealing with it for 30+ years. I basically ignore it and I'm okay 99% of the time. When I begin to be bothered by it I know it's time for me to remove ear wax, so out come the ear wax removal drops and water blaster syringe to get it out of there. After that I'm back to ignore mode. =...
by TheSheriff
Wed May 15, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath R10 vs Lawler
Replies: 32
Views: 2968

Re: Rath R10 vs Lawler

Hi Dave, Thank you for your comments on the Lawler trombone. I particularly like the descriptive words: warm, rich, and “manliest”. This seems to match the same sentiments of the Sheriff and Andy Baker. The Lawler must really have a unique sound, which is very appealing. For those with experience w...
by TheSheriff
Mon May 13, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 119
Views: 13594

Re: Lawler trombones

---- I've never given this any thought probably because I've always put my horns together in this manner. The one Lawler of mine that needed the rat file treatment on the nut was done because there was no gap and the nut would make contact with the cork barrel. I second what PaulT says. Tighten the ...
by TheSheriff
Fri May 10, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 119
Views: 13594

Re: Lawler trombones

Brushed finish on a Lawler is beautiful. Way better than lacquer IMHO. ------ The brushed finish is his normal finish and you choose to have it lacquered or left raw (no lacquer). Most folks choose lacquer. I have a bronze brushed flare that is raw and it developed a patina rather quickly, and happ...
by TheSheriff
Fri May 10, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 119
Views: 13594

Re: Lawler trombones

Badgerm wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:18 am
TheSheriff,

Did you get your Lawlers lacquered or did you leave them raw?
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Lacquer.

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by TheSheriff
Fri May 10, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: need a new trombone amp
Replies: 11
Views: 709

Re: need a new trombone amp

There are a couple situations I play in regularly that are loud. Loud means if I play to match the amped players I fell like I'm blowing my brains out. And there's very little my trombone does at those volumes other than a Chicago bah bah bah. There seems to be no chance of getting guitar, piano, d...
by TheSheriff
Thu May 09, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 119
Views: 13594

Re: Lawler trombones

Thanks Sheriff. I took it to my tech yesterday after a Sunday rehearsal where I spent half my time realigning my bell and slide. I hope that simple fix works. Update - I got that lock nut filed down and my horn still slips. Anything else I can try? ------ Is there a visible gap when fully tightened...
by TheSheriff
Sun May 05, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 119
Views: 13594

Re: Lawler trombones

jawbone62 wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 5:15 am
Do any of you Lawler enthusiasts have observations re mouthpiece choice for the small bore range?
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We're all different. The usual sizes....12C, 11C, 7C, 6 3/4, 6 1/2. I tend to like cups that are more v-like such as a Stork T2.

Leadpipe choice is important too.

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by TheSheriff
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 119
Views: 13594

Re: Lawler trombones

johntarr wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:59 pm
Is anyone using the carbon fiber slide with their Lawler? This seems like an interesting setup, if it sounds right.
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I tried it and did not like it at all. Not my kind of sound.

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by TheSheriff
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lawler trombones
Replies: 119
Views: 13594

Re: Lawler trombones

Sheriff, Which is your favorite Lawler trombone and why? ------ The model 3 with a 500/508 dual bore suits me best. I use a Lawler #10 leadpipe in it. It has a big open blow yet still has that quick response and beautiful center to the sound that I really like about his horns. The bell section is e...
by TheSheriff
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Finding the custom horn for me
Replies: 88
Views: 4309

Re: Finding the custom horn for me

I think the bell is removable! ----- Makes sense. Thanks ==== Yeah, removable bell on all models. I played the Inderbinen horns two weeks ago at his shop. The Nera felt way better balanced than the original and sounded better for the gigs I do (Original was great but leaned a little more “legit” so...
by TheSheriff
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Finding the custom horn for me
Replies: 88
Views: 4309

Re: Finding the custom horn for me

Hey Scott, Thomas has made a new lighter model. If I was still in the market and still had my full time theatre job I'd probably go back there as I loved my original Piccola like you. But had the same issues as you! Here's the link if you've not seen it.............. https://www.inderbinen.com/en/p...
by TheSheriff
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Finding the custom horn for me
Replies: 88
Views: 4309

Re: Finding the custom horn for me

Anyone remember the Inderbinnen Piccolo? Briefly a Holy Grail for some. I’d like to go on a trip to Europe that combined concert halls, soccer stadiums and trombone makers. (I wonder if you can drop by and visit Schagurl, Thein, HAAG, Voigt bros, Inderbinnen, etc. ==== I had an Inderbinen Piccola f...
by TheSheriff
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath R10 vs Lawler
Replies: 32
Views: 2968

Re: Rath R10 vs Lawler

mrdeacon wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:35 pm
I always describe my R1 as a super charged Bach 16. They share a number of design similarities with Bach.
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Good description.

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by TheSheriff
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath R10 vs Lawler
Replies: 32
Views: 2968

Re: Rath R10 vs Lawler

The R10 is fully modular, you can make it play and sound how you want it to, depending on your setup. There is no such thing as The R10, there are too many permeatations to make generalisations. I'm guessing the same can be said about Lawlers, but we don't have them on this side of the pond. ------...
by TheSheriff
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath R10 vs Lawler
Replies: 32
Views: 2968

Re: Rath R10 vs Lawler

---- Build quality of both is excellent. As to the other stuff, well, you gotta play 'em! I have way more time on a Lawler trombone than I do a Rath trombone. I've only play tested several Rath's, never owned one. I find a Lawler to be very rich and character filled with a touch of rawness to the so...
by TheSheriff
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: 36B leadpipe swap?
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: 36B leadpipe swap?

Just got a pretty good 36B. I dig it, it makes some good sounds, but the leadpipe really eats my mouthpieces and seems to make the horn pretty sharp. I'm not in a hurry to change it, but... What have you put in your 36? Shires medium pipes? Brassark? ===== Most every Bach I've encountered is like t...
by TheSheriff
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Finding the custom horn for me
Replies: 88
Views: 4309

Re: Finding the custom horn for me

Anyone remember the Inderbinnen Piccolo? Briefly a Holy Grail for some. I’d like to go on a trip to Europe that combined concert halls, soccer stadiums and trombone makers. (I wonder if you can drop by and visit Schagurl, Thein, HAAG, Voigt bros, Inderbinnen, etc. ==== I had an Inderbinen Piccola f...
by TheSheriff
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: what we MUST do in the States
Replies: 19
Views: 1270

Re: what we MUST do in the States

Wow, there's a load of ideas and things to think about. Thanks. TheSherrif, our trip's already booked so we can't change the itinerary and in any case we can't "forget LA" as that's where the flight to Bora Bora (via Tahiti) goes from, which is the whole purpose of the trip. Keep the ideas coming.....
by TheSheriff
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: what we MUST do in the States
Replies: 19
Views: 1270

Re: what we MUST do in the States

Hi In June we're doing our holiday-of-a-lifetime to Bora Bora and on the way will be stopping in New York, LA, San Francisco and Boston, two days in each city. We've never been before So, in those places what are your suggestions for MUST DO activities? Rules are:- No going up high buildings (Wife ...

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