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Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2001 17:12:12 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: [CB] New site

I've just received email from a site in Munich that makes
sarrusophone and heckelphone reeds (along with oboe, bassoon,
contrabassoon, etc. reeds).  See  I haven't
checked the prices, but it might be a good deal for European
sarrusophonists.  So far, it is all in German, but the English
counterpart is apparently on its way...



Grant Green
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Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 12:02:32 -0500
From: Edward Branham
Subject: Re: [CB] New site

Thanks as always for the great info, Grant!  I'll check them out.  Does
anyone else know of sources for the old style BBb contra clart reeds?
My straight LeBlanc has an old mouthpiece with a significantly wider
table than the newer LeBlanc / Vito / Woodwind mouthpieces (which do
work, BTW).  I just wanted to try the original mpc. with the beast.


Grant Green wrote:

> I've just received email from a site in Munich



From: "Jean Adler"
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 11:25:18 -0600
Subject: [CB] reeds

I have a box of Charpen reeds for contra that was sent to me by mistake.  I
couldn't tell you about their width.  I suppose if you did some measuring
for me I could check them further.

Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 12:49:05 -0500
From: Edward Branham
Subject: Re: [CB] reeds

Thanks for the offer, Jean!

The 'new' style, general purpose low single reed for contra clarts and bass sax
(both Rico and VD) are about 24/32" (slightly over 3/4", or 1.95 cm) at the
widest point of the reed, and 11/16" (1.7 cm) at the butt.  The true BBb contra
clart reeds would be about 27/32" (2.08 cm) at the tip.  I seem to remember the
move to a single reed for all 3 monsters occuring in the mid to late 1970s.

FWIW - the Orsi contra sax reed width is the same as the general contra clart /
bass sax.  However, it is almost one full inch longer!


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