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Contrabass-list Digest Volume 97 : Issue 8

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Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 14:29:16 +0000
From: scotthirsch@plix.com (Hirsch, Scott )
To: contrabass-list@contrabass.com
Subject: just for your amusement

Just for the amusement of the readers of this list, I have upload some pictures of a few contra instruments. Also 3 or 4 pictures of the Conn Instrument Company not too long after the turn of the century. There is also a mystery picture of a large sax -- that I am curious if any viewers might now something about. The picture is of low quality, but interesting.

To view the pictures, drop in on


Scott Hirsch

Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 16:53:09 +0000
From: scotthirsch@plix.com (Hirsch, Scott )
To: contrabass-list@contrabass.com
Subject: bocals anybody

I seem to get a lot of request for information on where to get bocals. Does anybody have a clue? The most recent request came from Tim Holmes who wants hints on locating bocals for a Gautrot Contra Sarrusophones. If you can helpout, he can be reached at armusic1@concentric.net

Scott Hirsch

Date: Sun, 30 Mar 1997 22:33:56 -0800
From: D.J.E.Nunn@durham.ac.uk (by way of Grant Green <D.J.E.Nunn@durham.ac.uk>)
To: contrabass-list@contrabass.com
Subject: The First Complete and Full Double Tuba (fwd)

Hello Grant and fellow decahertz fetishists,

Noticed you've been busy on the new site - keep up the good work!

You should enjoy seeing a lovely subcontrabass tuba at the URL below. I'm still collecting contrabass trombone links. If any listees have any, reply to d.j.e.nunn@dur.ac.uk .

All the best,

Douglas Nunn

Forwarded message:

> From: "Dr. Frederick J. Young" <youngfj@jane.penn.com>
> To: <d.j.e.nunn@durham.ac.uk>
> Subject: The First Complete and Full Double Tuba
> Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 16:12:11 -0500

> See my URL for a picture of the first complete and full double tuba in
> EEEnatural and BBb. It has five double valves and two coupled switch
> valves. All 11 steps of the chromatique scale can be independantly tuned.
> See URL
> http://develope.plantrol.com/youngfj

> Sincerely

> Dr. Frederick J. Young, Retired
> Professor at Carnegie-Mellon University
> and long time tubist with the Pittsburgh
> Symphony.

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