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Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 00:31:48 +0100 (BST)
From: Dafydd y garreg wen <>
Subject: [CB] bass/contrabass trombone conversion

I'm looking to replace my knackered old Bach 50B2L Bass trombone soon - what with, I'm not entirely sure yet. However, the point is that this Trombone will then be spare (and pretty much unsellable at anything other than bargain basement prices). Has anyone tried converting a Bb instrument down to say Eb or F? Removeable extra tubing on each tuning slide is easily enough arranged, but the slide leaves me in rather a quandary; I could add all the extra up behind the head (though this would unbalance it rather), and make do without the far positions - I'd still have a chromatic instrument
with the 2 left hand valves, though only with 5 positions on the open tube; or I could try to have the slide converted too. Does anyone have any ideas as to how this could be done in a non-permanent way (or indeed any good suggestions for altering it permanently)? I'm assuming that I wouldn't be able to get a cheap slide long enough of the same bore. The slide is nothing to be specially saved - it sticks severely in several places, and is annoying me enormously at the moment.

Dave Taylor


From: "Tom Izzo" <>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 07:52:34 -0500
Subject: Re: [CB] [Contra digest]

> I'd like to have a stand for the Leblanc paperclip BBb contra I play.
> You mention, Grant, on ,
> that Leblanc doesn't seem to be producing these stands any more.
> Does anyone know where one could be acquired?

Ted McDowell through the Saxophone Shop in Evanston IL, custom makes
wonderful stands.
He'll make any stand or combination, even for Contrabassoon & Piccolo, or
Guitar & Bass Clarinet, you name it. I had him make a stand for 7 Trombones
(Sopranino through Contrabass), so anything is possible.

Contact the Saxophone Shop. I don't have the number handy, but you can get
it through dir assisstance at (847) 555-1212.  [try (847) 328-5711 or (847) 328-4455]



From: "Jean Adler" <>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 09:26:57 -0500
Subject: [CB] mouthpiece

Hello Fellow "Low" Players,
 I am selling my like new  bass clarinet Crystal Vandoren A2 mouthpiece.
When I was expecting my son I experimented with several mouthpieces as I was
having a tough time with breath control.  Anyway, now that I am no longer
with child I am selling this mouthpiece.  The last time I checked the retail
was $200.  I will part with it for $120, that includes shipping in the US.
Overseas will be more.  Let me know if you are interested.


Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 16:49:17 EDT
Subject: [CB] Contrabass Harmonica

There's a Tombo Contrabass Harmonica on eBay. Auction closes today.
Is this the same range as the Hohner Bass Harmonica? The Tombo uses a set of
single reeds unlike the Hohner with double reeds, but I wonder if they aren't
in the same range. Anybody know?

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