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Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 21:04:22 EST
Subject: Re: [Contra digest]

In a message dated 11/25/99 11:47:32 PM,

<< I do know that there was one made as a prop, but if you read the book about
Adolphe Sax, somebody (maybe two) recollect they saw one at some exposition
thing (around the time of Adolphe Sax). >>

These are undocumented references, more anecdotal than definitive. Given the
vagueness of nomenclature, they could have been seeing or referring to
contrabasses.  There is simply no evidence that Sax ever produced one,
despite his postulations.  Nor do we find any evidence of other manufacturers
production.  Wish this wasn't so.
Paul Cohen

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