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From: "BROCK IMISON" <email@example.com>
Subject: Contrabassoon tone
Date: Sun, 04 Apr 1999 06:33:08 PDT
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm a little fed up of hearing an
ugly, pitchless buzzy sound coming from Contrafags on nearly every
recording I listen to, in fact I'm guilty of producing this sound too.
Is a more Tuba/Double Bass like sound too much to ask??? Can anyone in
Contra-land suggest how to minimise the reedy tone quality, and to
produce a smooth, organ-pedal like sound---even at fortissimo???? I
realise a reed made from two pieces of brick (joke) would probably do
the trick, but apart from being painful to play on, the pitch would be
too irregular. If it helps, I play on a Mollenhauer.
Hoping this isn't an impossible task...
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