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list                           Sun, 21 Jun 1998            Volume 1 : Number 8

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Date: Sat, 20 Jun 1998 16:14:43 -0700
Subject: Heckelphone and Bass Oboe For Sale

To: All Bass Buffs,

I Have both a Heckelphone and a Bass Oboe for sale.

With regard to the Heckelphone, it is in virtually new conditioned, having
been used only a few times since it was built in the early 1960's. It has
been maintained in controlled humidity storage and tested periodically. It
plays it's full range with ease and has no need of repair of any kind. It
is made of beautifully red stained maple with silver (plated?) keys. The
key system is the same as a full conservatory oboe. It has two
interchangeable bells (Standard and Muting). It comes complete with 2
bocals, case, case cover, factory supply of repair parts (pads and
springs), as well as specific reedmaking tools. I am asking $20,000 (US)
which is nearly half of its replacement cost and it is in no way inferior
to a factory fresh instrument.
If you are seriously looking for a perfect Heckelphone I encourage you to
arrange to visit and inspect this instrument. You will not be disappointed.
For excellent general information on Heckelphones see Grant Green's
"Heckelphone Homepage"

The Cabart bass oboe is excellent except for extensive tarnish (not
pitting) on the silver plated key work. It is made of Grenadilla wood and
comes complete with 3 bocals, case and case cover and I am asking $3700

Call me if you are interested. Phone at work is 403-465-7264 or at home 403-465-7025.
Spread the word if you know someone else who might be interested. Thanks.

Dennis Adcock
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 16:57:15 -0700
From: dnmagic
Subject: re: new contra

>The first part of the bore after the bocal is made of wood all the
>way down to the first u-bend where the water key is.  All other contras are
>made of metal to that point.  The bottom u-bend with water key slides out
>entirely so that you can thoroughly empty it out, which is something I've
>never seen before on any instrument.

My Mollenhauer has the 'removable' water key slide, thought it was

David Neubauer

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