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Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 16:24:57 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: Re: [CB] octobass

>I have a question for any one who is a string player (the few I'm
>sure) or know about this topic. Since in the Contrabass Compendium
>there is a section on the double bass, but there is nothing on the
>octobass. I was wondering (since I know little about it) if anyone
>has any info on it, or know of any good sites on it?

There's a pretty good description (and picture) of it at  Also at, if you can read


Grant Green        
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From: "Owen Purcell-Sutherland"
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 22:09:07 -0400
Subject: Re: [CB] octobass

Thanks those are both great sites.

Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2001 09:14:31 -0700
From: David Flager
Subject: [CB] [Fwd: Contrabass ad] redirected ad

Someone sent the attached ad to my tuba sight, requesting that it appear
on the contrabass.(???) the instrument looked historical so I thought
there might be some interest.

Thanks Grant.

David F.

Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 11:46:54 -0500
From: Ike Harris <>
Subject: Contrabass ad

If you are also managing the contrabass ads, I have one for sale as
listed below. I couldn't find an email link on that page.
Here goes:

3/4 German bass from the 1790's. Carved back with gamba  corners, all
ebony fittings, 41 1/2 string length, dark brown oil varnish,
adjustable bridge and raised adjustable saddle. Has a nice warm,
sweet and focused sound appropriate for jazz, solo or chamber music,
that can only come from a fine instrument of this age. Was
fully restored in 1994 and remains in excellent  condition, and
comes with a Mooradian bag. Was used to develope the
prototype for the Underwood pickup and does amplify like
crazy. Asking $9500. Email at

         Thanks, Ike Harris

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