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(Cleveland Plain Dealer)   Sad Trombone   ( divider line
    More: Sad, Musical instrument, Layoff, temporary layoffs, Manufacturing, customers' efforts, Eastlake manufacturing facility, Ohio's Stay, Home Orders  
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1450 clicks; posted to Business » on 05 Aug 2020 at 7:50 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2020-08-05 7:45:53 PM  
That sucks.

/Bach Stradivarious 38BO
2020-08-05 8:33:05 PM  
Now who's gonna make a replacement trombone when one of my friend's student's dads decides to help the kid learn slide positions by sawing tone points into it?

\yes, that really happened one year
2020-08-05 9:09:03 PM  
That's the most appropriate use of sad trombone ever
2020-08-05 9:10:10 PM  
I hope they didn't let Mr. B. Natural go.  He shouldn't be let loose into the wild.
2020-08-05 10:43:41 PM  
That is some skilled labor that will evaporate into the ether.

/Conn 8D
//From after they brought it back to Elkhart, IN
2020-08-05 11:32:14 PM  
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"It is what it is!"
2020-08-05 11:39:23 PM  

Mentat: I hope they didn't let Mr. B. Natural go.  He shouldn't be let loose into the wild.

What sound does a rusty trombone make?
2020-08-06 12:37:56 AM  
This is the very industry I work in, and I've worked or consulted for a few of Conn-Selmer's direct competitors for the past 20 years. Band instrument manufacturing in the US has been in decline for a long time already. Last summer, Kanstul Musical Instruments in Anaheim closed their doors, and now the venerable Eastlake plant has these historic layoffs. A few smaller factories are experiencing tightened belts and hopefully can weather this Covid situation, but the band instrument business relies on students. No school, no band programs. There aren't enough adult hobbyists or pros to support these factories - especially not when there are no rehearsals, concerts or tours.

So my heart goes out to my brethren at Eastlake. Those jobs may never come back.
2020-08-06 11:23:17 AM  
*Goes to Wikipedia*

A few buyouts aside, it really is the same Conn as the Mr. B Natural short!
2020-08-06 1:46:40 PM  
this blows
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