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Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 16:15:27 -0800
From: Grant Green
Subject: [CB] Orsi Update

Orsi has a minor page update, including two Windows Media files
demonstrating the contrabass sax and their curved sopranino sax (see ).  Does anyone recognize the performer?




Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 16:16:50 -0800
From: Grant Green
Subject: Re: [CB] eBay

At 03:03 PM 3/19/2002 -0800, you wrote:
>This may be old news, but who is hawking their
><>tubax on
>eBay right now? Anyone we know?

That would be USA Horn again.  This is (almost certainly) the same horn
they posted a month or so ago.  I don't think they got any bids that time -
not too surprising given that the opening bid is approximately the list
price for the instrument...



Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 01:28:49 +0100
Subject: Re: [CB] [CB Digest]
From: Simon Bull

I sent an "ask the seller a question" mail to the tubax on ebay, and had a
very friendly reply from USA Horn , a company, I guess. They claim to have
sold two of the first ten tubaxs made, to very satisfied customers. The one
currently on offer is number 18, and I have been meaning to call Benedict to
ask him if he is aware that his stuff is appearing on ebay. I haven't gotten
around to it, but will definitely do it tomorrow, and write back to tell you
all what he says. I need to call him anyway, to ask him what on earth he is
thinking of to make a contrabass sarrusophone , and not tell me about it!!!



Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 19:27:44 -0500
From: Harry Searing
Subject: [CB] re: Tubax on eBay

It's the store in Oradell, NJ - USA Horn. It's a small shop, just a hole in
the wall, but lots of axes. Fun to visit. They also have a Heckel contra -
low a.

Harry Searing


Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2002 01:01:05 GMT
Subject: [CB]  made of boxwood. 
From: go_oaw

>made of boxwood. 

Mesquite wood, of all things, does not swell when it gets wet.  I have been using a Mesquite cooking spatula for several years.  It has not split!

There are other woods after grenedilla and for fiddle players  pernambuco.  They may well be other tropical bean trees.  But mesquite is a common US wood that needs to be looked at as a possible substitute.



Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 23:59:20 -0800
From: Craig Durham
Subject: Re: [CB] Orsi Update

I wasn't able to play the Orsi files in Win98 Windows Media Player.
It says "can't open file." Any ideas?



Subject: Re: [CB] Orsi Update
From: Eric Mumpower
Date: 20 Mar 2002 10:06:46 -0500

> I wasn't able to play the Orsi files in Win98 Windows Media Player.
> It says "can't open file." Any ideas?

My Linux player handles them fine, and claims that they use the 'wmv7'
(Windows Media Video 7) codec. Are you running Windows Media Player version
7 or higher?

They're cute clips.

Date: 20 Mar 2002 17:59:22 -0000
From: boscain
Subject: Re: Re: [CB] leblanc contra-alto reeds

Thanks very much for all your information about mouthpieces and reeds for leblanc 350.
But which Fobes mouthpiece? San Francisco or Debut?

Moreover what about the Rico reeds for that instruments ?  Are they good? Which number?

Ugo Boscain


Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 13:54:12 EST
Subject: Re: [CB] leblanc contra-alto reeds

Dear Ugo;

I have the San Francisco model.  It works great.  The Debut is brand new but
maybe worth a try.  The price is certainly right! 

Just like any reeds, Rico is Rico.  Overall, Vandoreen is a better reed, more
consistant and many more per box are usable.  Rico is cheaper but spend the
extra couple of bucks for Vandoreen.

Don Moran

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