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Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 13:41:56 +0000
From: Terje Lerstad
Subject: [CB] New address

Some of you have asked to see my selfmade or strangely assembled
instruments, and they can be wiewed at
Warning: If you have only a slow modem, it will take some time
to load it!

I have changed to UPC's quasi broadband server chello, and my old
address will dissapear in a few weeks.
The new website is
(I will try to change this far to long name, or get my own domene name)

Terje Lerstad


Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 12:08:57 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: [CB] Contramankeri?

John Keller just brought a site to my attention: the Primitive Music Association of Finland, which supports the "World Mänkeri Orchestra."  Notable is their "kontramänkeri", a form of early folk clarinet: see  Sounds a lot like a bass clarinet ;-)



Grant Green
Professional Fool ->

Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 12:38:19 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: Re: [CB] lage lusten

>Check my webpage for instruments and etc.
>I'm looking forward to inspirating conversations.
>Dave Krooshof
>geluidstechnicus @

Hi Dave,

Your webpage looks interesting, but consistently crashes my browser
(Navigator 4.72 on Mac) after about the second note of electronic


Grant Green
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Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 15:52:39 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: [CB] Forwarded: Bass Sax reeds

Message forwarded.  On an administrative note, the most common reason
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From: "Johnson, David L"
Subject: FW: Bass Sax Reeds
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 10:40:28 -0800

> To Contrabass group:
> After the last article discussion about reed sizes, I went through
>my collection and took some measurements. The Bass sax reeds
>currently on the market that I have are Marca, Rico, and VanDoren.
>The Marca is .765 inches at the tip, 3.5  inches long and a cut
>length of 1.875. The Rico is also .765 at the tip, only 3.375 inches
>long with a slightly longer cut 1.94.  The Vandoren has a narrower
>tip .725 inches, 3.5 inches long and a longer cut of 2.075 inches.
>The antique reeds I have (Harwood, Martin, VanDoren) are .765 inches
>at the tip, 3.875 inces long and a reed cut 2.075 inches long.
>  Several of the bass sax mouthpieces I have need the wider tips
>others need the longer cuts and some need both.  My favorite
>mouthpiece is a Babbit Artist with a modern Vandoren which I use on
>a Couf Bass for Quartet playing. I also have 1915 Conn and 1925
>Buescher Basses which have different sounds and intonation depending
>on mouthpiece and reed. Some combinations have surprised me
>especially in the altissomo range.
> I would like to get some more reeds the same size as the antique
>ones I have. There was mention of an Orsi Contra Sax reed with
>apparently the wider tip, does it have the same reed cut length
>2.075? If so, where to get some? LA Sax? Another alternative maybe
>is to cut the Marca reeds to a longer length, are there tools (at a
>reasonable price) available for this?
> - Dave J
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