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list                           Wed, 21 Oct 1998            Volume 1 : Number 9

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Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 15:59:06 -0800
From: Grant Green <>
Subject: Re: Sudrephone?  Oui.

>Grant, I thought you know everything.  A Sudrephone is a brass

Merely a convenient façade.... Don't tell anyone ;-)

>instrument made by Francois Sudre, invented 1892, with a cut out and a
>flap near the leadpipe that creates a sympathetic vibration like a
>kazoo.  Arnold Myers has one. They made a whole family of them.   An old
>issue of LARIGOT has illustrations.

Unfortunately, my command of the French language is, how shall we say,
merde... (and I've probably forgotten a diacritical mark of some sort even
there).  Is a significant part of Larigot in English (or even German)?

So the sudrephone is the flip side of a saxophone?  A reedy brass
instrument, intead of a brassy reed instrument?  Are they coiled
trumpet-style, euphonium-style, horn-like, or uniquely?

>My Bb bass Sarrusophone by Couesnon, 1921, arrived today.  Gorgeous
>condition.  Someday I'll make a reed for it.

Hey, congratulations!  I haven't run across a Couesnon instrument before,
but would be interested to hear how its keywork, bore, etc., differ from
the other makes.



Grant Green  


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