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list                           Tue, 5 May 1998            Volume 1 : Number 66

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Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 18:38:32 EDT
From: OctoContra <>
Subject: Re: list V1 #65

Yes, several months ago I heard an Elephant "Noise" on record speeded up 4
times and it was still in the range of an octocontrabass clarinet.
Strange but true.


Date: Mon, 04 May 1998 22:01:10 -0400
From: Jim Lande <>
Subject: Re: list V1 #65

> There's some interesting stuff re infrasonic sound in the current
> Scientific American.  For example, apparently elephants regularly
> communicate, over distances of miles, with frequencies too low for
> human hearing.

And my wife thinks the contra is low enough.  I wonder if LeBlanc has
ever taken its subcontrabass to the zoo?


Date: Mon, 04 May 1998 22:48:12 -0400
From: "Farfl's house" <>
Subject: Bass sax for sale

> Charles Fail music now has a Buescher bass sax for sale, URL =
>, asking $5,200,
> Aside from those, I think there are a couple of list members who still have
> a bass sax and/or contralto clarinet for sale.  Still around?
> Enjoy!

Hi, Grant!
yes, still here; my contralto clarinet is sold, but I still have the
Conn silverplated bass sax (154,XXX range, so 1925 or so) that sports a
bis key and comes in its original case. It's only $5,000, compared to
Fails' $5,200, and in Paul Lindemeyer's opinion, Bueschers are "potato-y
sounding" basses, while Conns are freeblowing.
Better act soon....I'm negotiating a cash/trade deal with a fellow in
the States, but he knows that a cash only deal takes precedent over him.
I can be reached at;


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