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Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 10:25:47 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: [CB] Fobes Contra bass clarinet mouthpieces

Forwarding, posted to the wrong address:

>For those of you interested, I am about 99% certain that I am the
>only mouthpiece maker in the US who actually owns and performs on
>EEb and BBb contra bass clarinets.  My EEb is a beautiful rosewood
>Selmer seris 9, ca. 1960. My BBb is a Leblanc (430?) Low C "paper
>clip" model. I make mouthpieces for both models. $225 and $295
>For more informations go to
>I can also reface existing mouthpieces for $100 + $4 shipping.
>Clark W Fobes

Grant Green
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Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 12:35:33 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: [CB] Fwd: Great Wall Update!

Here's the latest update from the Nuclear Whales, for anyone still
interested in  joining them (with saxophone) on the Great Wall of

>Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 17:32:11 -0700 (PDT)
>Subject: Great Wall Update!
>Dear Grant Green,
>So I suppose you are all wondering, what the heck is happenning with
>the Great Wall?  Good question.  The Nuclear Whales Saxophone
>Orchestra is embarking on a 3 week tour of China starting in early
>October and while we are there, yours truly, Pod Leader, will be
>meeting with various officials to try and get this event arranged as
>well as scouting possible locations on the Wall.  The China
>Performing Arts Agency ( CPAA) has just tentatively proposed early
>May of 2001.  The weather is suppose to be beautiful at that time.
>I have also inquired about the possibility of doing it the second
>week of June.  The Beijing Music Festival may be interested in
>becoming a sponsor and that might mean doing it in the middle of
>October 2001.  Right now,  setting the date is the most important
>thing and being certain that we have the necessary approvals to do
>it.  I may have more definite news by the end of September or
>Please continue to spread the word of this event to other sax
>fanatics. <>
>Yours truly,
>aka Pod Leader
>P.S. A final thought about saxophone cases:  I have seen the Walt
>Johnson cases and do not believe they offer adequate protection for
>large saxophones as luggage.  They certainly offer a lot more
>protection than a gig bag and would be fine to carry on, but I
>wouldn't want to check a baritone through in one of those.  Kevin,
>from the Whales, has successfully carried his baritone on plane
>flights many dozens of times.

Grant Green
Professional Fool ->
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