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list                           Mon, 18 Jan 1999           Volume 1 : Number 88

In this issue:

        Re: Ophicleide Builders
        Another Bass Sax FS


Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 21:05:04 GMT
From: A Myers <>
Subject: Re: Ophicleide Builders

Grant Green wrote (15.1.99)

> I finally contacted Robb Stewart, the brass instrument maker from Southern
> California.  He *is* still making ophicleides, including contrabass
> ophicleides (along with keyed bugles and rotary valve instruments).
> However, his waiting list is about five years long.

When I visited Robb Stewart in May, he had one or two original
ophicleides in stock.

The other firm to make ophicleides is Manchester Brassmakers in
Manchester, U.K.; I'm not sure if they've made many.  Possibly not,
since from Britain it's easy to go to Paris and pick up an original.

    Arnold Myers

Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments,
Reid Concert Hall,  Bristo Square,  EDINBURGH  EH8 9AG,  U.K.
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Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 10:55:25 -0800
From: Grant Green <>
Subject: Another Bass Sax FS

There's another bass sax at auction on eBay,  Looks
more like the Selmer wrap.

Also, a Conn sousaphone (in silver), at

And of course, the helicon of the week:



Grant Green  


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