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Date: Tue, 02 Feb 1999 07:51:32 +0000
From: William Welch <>
Organization: The MITRE Corporation
Subject: Re: Subscribe to contrabass email list and say hello

Hi Grant,

Pls switch me also to the one-a day list.  BTW, just bought a Woodwind  mpc
for my Leblanc  contra-alto clarinet.  Much better sound than the old mpc that
came with the instrument. Still can't get any altissimo notes, though.

Bill Welch

Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 00:44:56 EST
Subject: Re: Bass Sax - Condensation

In a message dated 2/1/99 4:43:57 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> I believe there is a type of water key often used on brass
>  instruments that is considered to disturb the bore/air column to only a
>  minimal degree (Arundo? Armando?  something like that...).  It looks like a
>  small cylinder set perpindicular to the bore, and might be the "minimally
>  invasive" route if you're set on perforating the horn.
>  Happy birthday!
>  Grant
It's called an Amati key. I think that's the correct spelling or else it's
Amadi. I think you can buy them from Ferree's in Battle Creek, Michigan. They
manufacture and supply band instrument repair tools and maintenance supplies.
I seem to remember Getzen was using them quite a bit, at least for a while in
the "Severinson Seventies". They may also be available from Allied Repair
Tools, although you'll have to search their catalog through your registered
NAPBIRT repair tech...they don't sell to lowly mortals with no repair
training. Won't even send you a catalog! Sometimes you can get last years copy
from your repairman, if you're tight with him/her.
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 10:11:38 -0800
From: Grant Green <>
Subject: Re: Subscribe to contrabass email list and say hello

>Hi Grant,
>I did not know I still had this option.  Could you switch me to the one-a-day
>digest, and not the individual post.  This will save much e-mail trauma daily.
>Paul Cohen

Hi Paul,

You are now switched.  You'll receive a farewell message, followed by
another welcome message - these are generated automatically by the MLM
software when I unsubscribe you from the immediate format and resubscribe
you under the digest.  Nothing to worry about....


Grant Green  

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