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Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 21:58:38 -0400
From: "Robert S. Howe" <>
Subject: Bass oboe FS, not by me!

Heads up guys and gals, there is a Bass oboe on Ebay.  I dont have any
idea the value of this, I have seen Lorees from the 1980s go used for
$5000+ and new they are about $8000.  This one looks nice.

How it plays, however, is another matter.  The Loree bass oboe that I
own is a subtle, sopisticated instrument with as much flexibility as the
regular oboe.  I hope that this one is too.  But I played a DREADFUL
Cabart English horn in college--they weren't owned by Loree until the

Robert Howe

Item #248857378

Miscellaneous:Musical Instruments:Woodwind


Cabart Bari/Bass Oboe, Paris, serial #9J88. In excellent condition, this instrument has been repadded and has very low mileage. It was bought from a music store going out of business in New Jersey. It is my understanding that the serial number being rather low, dates this instrument to the mid 1950's. I've also been told that Cabart is known to have been a major manufacturer of professional double-reed instruments during the 1950's. The oboe is made of grenadalia wood and has silver-plated keys. There are no cracks nor any repaired cracks. Also, the instrument comes with two original bocals and a new case.

Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 12:46:42 -0500
From: Topper <>
Subject: Air Speed & Timing - Position
Is anyone familiar with theories of experience regarding:

  1. The articulation and air speed to set a given note flowing so as to be even with the rest of the ensemble. Is it a factor?
  2. Position in the ensemble; e.g. if you are in the far back of the smaller insts.  or in line with your relative instruments would the timing of the attck differ?


Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 15:08:56 EST
Subject: Re:

Someone had sent a weightloss thing to the list which we all got.

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