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Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 19:05:44 -0400 (EDT)
From: Adam Kent-Isaac <>
Subject: Cimbassos

>From Adam Kent-Isaac

**Bassoon ** Bari Sax ** Bass Clarinet**
"Virtuoso" (I wish)

I noticed that Woodwind-Brasswind is selling Cimbassos. They didn't
pecify a price. It said, for details call "chuck." Anyway, you should
buy one if you like Cimbassos

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Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 19:28:37 -0700
From: "Timothy J. Tikker" <>
Subject: Re: Bundy Contralto on eBay

List Server wrote:
> Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 23:41:06 -0400
> From: jim and joyce <>
> Subject: those pesky Bundy Contras
> Reply-To:
> Grant wrote:   The Bundy contralto is now listed correctly, at.....
> Sure looks like a different posting.  Different seller, etc.   Both
> postings were live for a while.  The jazz oboe got up to something like
> $250 before it somehow got reset to $10 and closed.  (before the close
> date of the auction.)   very strange.

Look at the bid history:  all the bids were withdrawn because it turned
out this horn was hot!  I was suspicious when I saw the closeup JPG of
that engraving with number and initials on it: looked obvious that it was
a school instrument.  Of course, it might have been a school inventory
liquidation or something... but no, somebody else noticed it, somebody
checked I guess, and it turned out to be stolen!

- Timothy Tikker


Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 16:22:24 EDT
Subject: Helicons

Dear List:
 Ever since I have looked through the Amati-Cerveny catalogue I have
been wondering about the helicon.  To me it looks like rotary sousaphone, but
I don't know.  If some mongerer out there can tell me a history and about the
helicon, I would appreciate it very much.

Drew Emery
(Bass) Oboist at large

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