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Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 17:32:29 -0800
From: Grant Green
Subject: [CB] Contrabassophone FS!

On a more relevant note, I see that Sotheby's is having an auction of
musical instruments on November 21, 2001 in London.  Included, along
with a number of serpents, ophicleides, keyed bugles, and a 6-valve
trombone is Morton's contrabassophone.  This is the same instrument
recently written up in the Galpin Journal.  Anyone going to London
next week?


Grant Green        
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Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 19:49:32 -0800 (PST)
From: JJ McLallen
Subject: Re: [CB] [CB Digest]

Sorry I'm late with this. I haven't checked my e-mail in a week,
so this is a week late as far as topic.

The Leblanc paper-clip I repadded two years ago had pad spuds,
similar to but musch larger than a flute. The resonators were
attached to the spud on top of the pad. I decided to punch holes
into sax pads that had no resonator, shellac and float them into
place, then put the resonators on with the screws and spuds. I
figured that the flute method left to much room for wobbling, so
the "glue and screw" method worked pretty well I thought.

JJ McLallen


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