Vol. 4, No. 89

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Contrabass-list Sun, 11 Jan 1998 Volume 1 : Number 89

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Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 13:17:48 -0800
From: David DeJarnett <contrabassoon@geocities.com>
Subject: Contrabassoon

Hello everyone!

My name is David DeJarnett and I am the owner or the only website on the internet that is COMPLETELY devoted to the Contrabassoon. Fingerings, tone production, reeds, etc. Everything you could possibly want to know about the instrument. Please visit it at http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/2395

Please visit it and mail me if you would like to be added to my Player's page (as long as you are a contrabassoonist).

Take my survey! I'm waiting until the end of January to post the results of it so far.

Mail me if you have anything you want to sell for the contra.(reed tools, or instruments) I can have them added on my website. (I've sold a contrabassoon already)

Thank you and happy Contrabassooning!

David "The Contra Man" DeJarnett


Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 11:36:47, -0500
From: KUUP84A@prodigy.com (MR MARK A TRINKO)
Subject: Contrabassoons on airplanes

It came up at the contra-fest.
A contra in a gig bag will fit into overhead bin on 757 and 737.
All others must be gate checked or buy another seat.

Some airlines offer "baggage" seats at 50%. Shop around.

Some of you don't know what "gate checked" is. Having worked for America West, I recommend you always hand carry your instrument to the gate and just before boarding ask the gate agent to gate check it. The agent will put a special handl;ing tag on it such that it is hand carried down to the bin, loaded last, and upon arrival unloaded first and hand carried back up into the jetway. Although, instruments are not supposed to be extra insured according to airline policy, often you will find a new gate agent who does not know that and they will sell you the extra insurance ($1/$100). Once the agent has sold you the insurance, the airline is bound by law to repair/replace up to the insured value if anything happens.

Lastly, I sure would have enjoyed any musician opening their instrument in the gate area to check it and play a few tunes. Any routine change will be appreciated by the airline folks (and probably the customers).

Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 16:05:14 EST
From: BariSaxJzz <BariSaxJzz@aol.com>
Subject: CHAT!

Hi! From now on, I'll try to schedule Monday night chats! We now have a chat room! I made one, and here is a link: Chat From now on, on Tuesdays, at 8 CST, we meet and chat about different CONTRABaSS instruments. That would mean: 6:00 WST, 7:00 Mountain T, 8:00 CST, and 9:00 EST. If those times won't work all of the time for you, E-mail me. That time won't stay the same all of the time.

Oh yeah, the room only holds 25 people, and your browser must have java. That is all. This is all if Grant says OK.


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