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Contrabass-list Mon, 12 Jan 1998 Volume 1 : Number 90

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Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 20:13:02 -0800
From: "Jason Hsien" <jasonavhs@email.msn.com>
Subject: That picture's a fake!!! AAA!!!

Sorry to burst yer bubbles, but that picture of the octo-contrabass on contrabass.com is the fake one I was talking about.

I'm not sure why it's a fake instrument or a fake picture, but I've visited a lot of sites and most say that that exact pic (with the guy on the ladder and another guy with a curved sopranino-looking instruemtn) are fakes.

Also, thank's for the info on L.A.Sax. I got to see a picture of "The Contrabass for the 90's". Impressive. Much different than I expected. At first, I thought it was a Bass Sax until I saw how tall it was.

Jason Hsien
jasonavhs@msn.com, babingatron@yahoo.com

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Date: Mon, 12 Jan 1998 14:22:21, -0500
From: KUUP84A@prodigy.com (MR MARK A TRINKO)
Subject: Fwd: Contrabassoon wanted

------- FORWARD, Original message follows -------
> Date: Monday, 12-Jan-98 01:59 PM
> From: Chollist \ America On-Line: (chollist)
> To: Mark Trinko \ PRODIGY: (KUUP84A)
> Subject: Contrabassoon wanted
> Mark Trinko -

> Thank you for returning my phone call.

> I am looking to purchase a contrabassoon. I do not know what I want, what I'm
> willing to pay, or what the process is. At this point, I suppose I'm exploring
> options. What I can tell you is that I have some money set aside and have
> inquired about a bank loan for the rest. I would like to have an instrument
> within the next 6 months. I have not played contra since I was in college in
> the early 80's and am not sure how I would evaluate an instrument -
> suggestions?

> I am aware of a music store that has a Fox in-stock for "about $16,000" (list
> $21,000). I am intrigued by this options, but I'd prefer not to spend that
> much money.

> By the way, do you know of someone named Richard Polonchak that used to live in
> the Alexandria, Virginia area? He worked on my bassoon 6 or 7 years ago and
> was working on contras at the time - maybe refurbishing them for sale. I live
> in Northern Virginia and would be interested in anyone with leads in the
> Washington area to contact me via email at chollist@aol.com.

> Thanks for your help!

> Cindy Hollister

Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 10:12:16 -0500 (EST)
From: guy m hardy <ghardy@indiana.edu>
Subject: ContraBassoon tube cane


For all of you who have the courage to make your own contra reeds from scratch...we need to talk.

I have a great source of well-aged, wild contrabassoon tube cane from the Var region of Southern France.

If you're interested...please contact me directly

Guy M. Hardy

Date: Mon, 12 Jan 1998 13:35:31 -0800
From: Grant Green <gdgreen@contrabass.com>
Subject: Celebrating the Saxophone


Just a quick note to let everyone know that Paul Lindemeyer's "Celebrating the Saxophone" is now out in paperback (just saw it at Tower). Great picture of a Buffet contrabass on page 25, along with a great overview of the instrument's history and place therein.

No sarrusophones? How about a follow-on: "Celebrating the Sarrusophone"? I'll even collaborate ;-)



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