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Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 12:54:40 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: [CB] Kruspe/Erfurt tuba

Reposted (hit the spam bucket by mistake):


From: Louis Rugani
Subject: [SPAM] Kruspe/Erfurt tuba
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 19:16:17 -0500 (CDT)

Nice horn! Not certain of its rarity, but how many seven-valve horns
have we all seen lately? I know that KE has been around since 1834, and
builds winds and brass by hand.

While I'm here: did you ever see a Bach Stradivarius bugle? I played
one, a baritone, commissioned by the military in the early '60s. And no,
they weren't cheap.

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Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 23:55:26 +0100
Subject: Re: [CB] [CB Digest]
From: Simon Bull <

Had mail from Jay Easton about contact with Benedikt Eppelsheim for the folk
that don't speak German. Talked to Benedikt about it, and he says his
English is good enough to answer faxes, he's just not very comfortable on
the phone. Here's his fax number:

+49 89 29 16 38 89

If he gets anything too complicated for him, he'll call me, or one of the
other imports he knows, to get it clear. Shouldn't be a problem.

Soprilla saxes will be coming on the market later this year, if all goes
well, price not yet known.


I played a Ripamonti Eb contrabass at the Frankfurt Music Fair a few years
ago, and it was pretty good. Not a Selmer, but a nice playing horn. They
were still being developed at that time, and I would guess the BBb (which
looks GREAT in the photos!) is even better. If I just had time to drive down
to Italy...


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