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Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2001 20:54:49 -0400
From: jim & joyce
Subject: Re: [CB] [CB Digest]

Perhaps the a rackett could be modified along these lines

to produce a self perpetuating rackett.



From: MVinquist
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001 21:01:10 EDT
Subject: [CB] Metal Haynes contra clarinet (uh huh!)

Dave Spiegelthal wrote:

>Ken Shaw wrote:
>>"Now if Haynes had only made a silver contra...."
>>.......nobody would have been able to afford it, and they would have therefore
made just one, and it wouldn't have mattered to the musical world except to the
one wealthy collector and/or museum who would have obtained the instrument!<<

Spoil-sport.  Someday, I'll introduce you to my favorite Japanese insult
comedienne, who's also the daughter-in-law of the former Secretary of
Agriculture: Yomama Wezami-Butz.


Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 11:39:18 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: Re: [CB] Value of Haynes Silver Clarinet

>instrument to leave room for rims for the holes.  There was a small hole (the
>size of a pencil lead) inside each socket and the end of each tenon, which
>you could blow through to warm up the air inside.  That didn't seem to make
>much difference, and I think the bacteria from your breath would make it
>smell sour pretty quickly.

Silver is actually a pretty good germ killer - it is used in water
filters.  Of course, the instrument probably doesn't have much silver
between the inner and outer walls...


Grant Green        
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Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 11:52:18 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: [CB] Another contra FS

But this time its a contrabassoon (Heckel!  to low A!).  This was
just posted in the IDRS classifieds:

IDRS WWW Classified Bulletin Board For Sale Notice:

Category: Bassoon
Product: Instrument
Description: FOR SALE
beautiful instrument in superb condition
comes with 1 bocal and in its original case
Price in US $: 25,000.--

Seller: Maarten Vonk
Email: fagot@xs4all/nl
Phone: +31334616334
Fax: +31334612546
Sell or Trade Option: Sell


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