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Date: Mon, 01 May 2000 10:03:55 -0400
From: Abi Tenenbaum <abi @>
Subject: Re: [CB] Contrabass Clarinet

It's not very useful.  That's what regular bassoons are for.  And the
sound ( as least the sound that I get) sounds like a dying saxophone in
that register.  Morbid, really.  Of course, people such as Sue Nigro can
get beautiful sound up there, but she's an exception to the rule that
contras should stay looooow.


"Mats Öljare" wrote:
> Speaking of which,i´d like to hear from contrabassoonists about the range of
> the instrument.Most books say it´s not very useful above A or C two octaves
> up from the bottom Bb,so how is it really with the high notes?

From: "Guy GRANT" <australian @>
Date: Tue, 2 May 2000 05:58:58 +1000
Subject: [CB] G Flat 17 Foot ALPHORN on EBAY


Someone in Portland, Oregon has put up a 3 section 17-foot-long alphorn for
sale on eBay. Bidding starts at No bids yet but starts at US$950.
Hmmm....that'd get the hounds baying.


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