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Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2000 13:45:49 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: Re: [CB] Bass sax case

>I compare this description to my bass sax and it's case.  It also
>has a heavy wooden case, but it doesn't have the bubble wrap or
>straps or anything.  It protects it enough.  One big problem (that
>really pisses me off) about the case is that handle is very badly
>placed.  The case is shaped to the horn, so one part of the side
>goes up (at the bell)at a 45 degree angle and then back down.  The
>handle is placed on the lower angle (closer to the bottom) so when
>you pick it up, the edge of it digs into your hand and really hurts.
>Maybe I'll get another case, but I'd also like a better sax all

How about mounting two loops closer to the ends of the case, and
attaching a wide shoulder strap?


Grant Green
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Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2000 14:03:36 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: [CB] Back from Vacation

Just back from vacation - my wife and I spent a long weekend on the
Northern California coast (where we spent our honeymoon) to celebrate
our anniversary (#16).  The rooms (St. Orres), while very nice, did not have TV
or telephone: needless to say, I did not bring a computer...

Among other things, we dropped in on the Mendocino Lark in the
Morning shop (nothing new), and the workshop of David Dart
(, one of the better guitar/mandolin makers
in the country.  The most surprising thing is finding him out in
Navarro, CA, on the edge of nowhere (actually at the Northern end of
the Anderson Valley, which runs from Sonoma county almost to
Mendocino, home to some of the state's best wine).  I think we spent
more than a half hour there, trying out his excellent mandolins,
mandolas, octave mandolins, mandocellos, and acoustic bass guitar,
along with a few interesting axes: a hollow-neck slide guitar, and a
dual-plane guitar, in which the front surface has two levels joined
by a short sloping section (at the point where the strings terminate)
- makes for an exceptionally punchy sound.

And now, time to go clean out the spam bucket... ;-)


Grant Green
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