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list                           Sat, 12 Dec 1998           Volume 1 : Number 52

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Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 16:28:03 -0700 (MST)
From: Shouryu Nohe <jnohe@NMSU.Edu>
To: "",
Subject: Re: list V1 #50

On Thu, 10 Dec 1998, jim & joyce wrote:
> Quick story on Washington Music Center.  When my 1970 vintage R13
> was stolen, I went to Chucks to pick out a replacement (after convincing
> the insurance co. that Chuck's price would be as good as they could do
> through their wholesaler.) I walked in with my then 10 year old son and
> said that I wanted to by an R13.  Mr Leven materialized and sternly
> lectured me that it was a crime to let a kid learn to play on an R13.  I
> should get a Bundy.  'nuff said.

But it's an even bigger crime to buy a Bundy, when you could get a Vito or
a B-12 for few bucks more (BIG difference, I tell you!)


(Couldn't resist)

J. Shouryu Nohe
Professor of SCSM102, New Mexico State Univ.
One of Key's 30,000 Friends


Date: Sat, 12 Dec 1998 16:05:31 -0800
From: Grant Green <>
Subject: Fox Contrabassoon FS

Just ran across this one at Brookmays,
"Fox Contrabassoon.  9 months old. No more than 10 playing hours on it.
Plays better than any Fox contra that I've played. I have 2 contras and
must sell this one soon. Asking 14,500.00 but am open to reasonable offers.
For more info, feel free to e me or call. (John)
Contact - 512-444-0110 Austin, Tx.
Email - "

Also, there's a *straight* bass clarinet to low C for auction at eBay, at  It looks
like the instrument does have the curved neck, but has a straight wooden
bell instead of the more common upturned metal.  Opening bid is $1250...



Grant Green  


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