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Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 19:51:49 -0700
From: "David F."
Subject: Re: [CB] [CB Digest]

Grant. Please update the contrabass "for sale" page with
this link to TUBADAVE'S used tuba's page

Also, please affect a change of the list daily letter being
sent to my new email address.

my previous email will be discontinued.

Thank you

David Flager

From: "Rich Haynes"
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 19:09:12 +1000
Subject: Re: [CB] BBb Leblanc paperclip

some contra things:

for BBb leblanc papercilp model. try them they might work for you!?
placing the reed tip much higher than the mouthpiece tip aids cleaner articulation over the whole instrument. mabye 1-3mm should do it. i use vandoren's.
the troublesome B over the break to the E above it, use more ombouchre support lower on the reed and very light articulation if possible. opening the Ab/Eb vent for an E over the break works wonders on my instrument.
for mabye a clearer tone down in the depths, mabye low G# down, give less support to the reed, i.e. looser ombouchre but tilt your mouth up and over the mouthpiece more.
and as grant suggests, register mechanisms are a pain in the ass.
hope this helps some, im no expert on contra playing but i thought i'd share some discoveries with you all.
thanks. rich haynes.

From: "John Kilpatrick"
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 23:35:23 +0100
Subject: [CB]

Could some kind reader measure and report the length and breadth of a bass
sax reed? I'm curious about this bass sax v. contrabass clarinet reed for
the latter instrument. I can't borrow one from Michael - he uses a baritone
mouthpiece on his bass!
John Kilpatrick - Sheffield

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