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Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 11:54:42 -0700
From: Grant Green <>
Subject: Bass flute FS...


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Grant Green  

Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 16:42:06 EDT
Subject: 1897 Evette-Schaeffer contrabass (was Re. gagging)

I wrote,
>and gag me with a Vandoren bass sax reed instead.>

Richard Fenno wrote,
>>This sounds like a good plot for a story, Lelia!>>

Double-drat you, Fenno, my article on "The Curse of the Werewolf" was due
last Saturday and guess what I started writing instead, even though there's
probably no market out there for a story about a guy choking on . . . . well,
he doesn't gag on the reed, exactly, and I made the sax a little bigger.
Hence this message: Does anyone know what a gold-plated Evette-Schaeffer
contrabass saxophone would have cost new in 1897?



Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 17:00:56 EDT
Subject: bassoon wannabe

Hi, this is Roger.  If you remember me, I play bass clarinet.  I want to learn to play bassoon, and was wondering how much a beginner bassoon would cost (used of course, I'm still in high school) and where I could find one.  Or are used bassoons hard to find?  Also, are the contrabassoon's fingerings the same as the bassoons?  I've seen pictures of contras in different styles, with the bell at the top, in the middle, paperclip shaped, used staple ;) shaped.  I am not sure whether they are the same, but I am assuming they are since the contra clarinets are all the same, and also come in different shapes.  Thanks for all feedback!  Sorry if I sound uneducated in double reeds, but I only play the clarinets =3D=DE.

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