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Contrabass list Tue, 24 Mar 1998 Volume 1 : Number 26
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Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 16:05:47 -0800
From: Grant Green
Subject: French Links
Due to popular demand, I've added a page of links for all the French instrument images recently mentioned. Enjoy!
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 22:23:35 EST
Subject: Re: list V1 #25
In a message dated 3/23/98 11:22:04 PM, you wrote:
<<>The remaining instruments include:The curved F instrument, with conventional key range and appearance is always known as the F-Mezzo, and is quite uncommon. The straight F instrument with the bulbous extension, range from low A to high G is only known as the Conn-0-Sax, and is very very rare. I'm playing the Conn-0-Sax on two pieces this Friday on a concert with organ at Northwestern University.
> F mezzo - $3000
Just out of curiosity, is that a straight Conn-O-Sax, or the curved F mezzo?
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 03:51:22 -0500
Subject: list V1 #25
LI>Date: Sun, 22 Mar 98 23:35:12 -0000My band director talked to Sandy about the sarrusophone last week. It's a Buffet going for over $5000 if I remember correctly. I think a bit of pink rot was discussed, but I may be confused by a discussion of a UMI Flugabone she had with a bit of pink rot, due to a higher zinc content being used in UMI horns since they bought the Conn & King names. Didn't someone already post on this horn?
LI>From: Syd Polk
LI>Subject: Eb Contrabass Sarusaphone for Sale
LI>So I visited Sandy's booths at the Antique Trove in San Carlos, CA today,
LI>and she has an Eb contrabass sarusaphone for sale. I will be going back
LI>this coming weekend with details. I did not get a good look at it because
LI>it was closing time. Will post more details as I get them.
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 8:38:27 +0000
I'm sorry if this is a little late
I tried posting it to the list at least a week ago without success, not realising that the address for posting to the list had changed slightly
I'm sorry to disappoint you but the subcontrabassoon is a myth based on a misprint and a misunderstanding of written symbols of instrumental pitch range
The articles by Eppelsheim cited at the end of the following are generally regarded as definitive and also explain about Cerveny who was an East European instrument manufacturer
Basically Cerveny's contrabassoon (made of metal and akin in some ways to the sarrusophone) descended to the low D' of the contrabassoon range and the subcontrabass to the A'' below that (the one which is now the bottom note on the standard contrabassoon and is also the bottom note of the normal piano)
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