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Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 13:39:24 -0800
From: Grant Green
Subject: [CB] Leblanc Bell

The current issue of the Leblanc "Bell" has an article (the cover
story, actually) about a New York artist who has become a contrabass
maniac, even acquiring (of course) a Leblanc 340 contra.  Full
article at



Grant Green
Sarrusophones, contrabass reeds, &
other brobdignagian acoustic exotica   

Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 14:41:52 -0800
From: David Richoux
Subject: Re: [CB] tuba power

Grant Green wrote:
> I foresee a future full of nosebleeds and burst eardrums...  Perhaps
> we need a MIDI-controlled compressor-powered automatic tuba, played
> using an EVI (electronic valve instrument) controller.
> Grant

I have one of the early versions (non MIDI) Steiner EVIs - it is a nasty little
sucker! While the range is from sub-sonic to supersonic, the controls are a bit
awkward - the 3 "valve" switches seem to be inverted from normal brass function and
the octave controller is a rotary switch held in the other hand ... I did get some
fun things out of it but it has been more of a diversion than a real instrument to me.

there is some good info at

and the current Steiner home page is

Dave Richoux
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