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Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 07:27:44 EDT
Subject: [CB] Greetings from a new member
Debbie Herbert wrote,
>I'm a new list member and soon-to-be new contrabass BBb clarinet player.
>I just purchased the paperclip BBb Leblanc that was listed on Ebay
>last week, Item # 879366424, and I'm eagerly awaiting its arrival.
>I've been playing for a long time, but this is uncharted territory for me. I
>started my contra research on the Internet and was thrilled to find this
So was I, when I bought my first used, stinky, banged-up, big ol' monster (bass sax ) in 1998! This is a terrific group of people with a fascinating assortment of instruments and specialized knowledge I've found nowhere else.
Welcome to the sonic dungeons!
And thank you again, Grant, for all the work of maintaining the site and the list!
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 07:35:07 EDT
Subject: [CB] Spare Parts? A part of the Contrabass community, again.
I'm also delighted to see new messages coming in from prodigal contramaniac
>In what seems like another lifetime, I had a bass saxophone, a
>contrabass sarrusophone, and a contra alto clarinet at my disposal.
>Since then I've been only lurking on this list, not really feeling a
>part of things, as my 4.5 octave marimba doesn't count for much in the
>All this time, the only instrument that I've really missed has been the
>So tonight, I typed my birth date into the "bid" window of the
>Neilsmusic auction on eBay, just before I left work. A few hours later
>I checked my e-mail and found out that I had won, and for a figure that
>would indicate the birth date of a much younger man than I...
>I know the instrument is missing a case, mouthpiece and bell.
You're doomed.... ;-) Welcome back!
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