Vol. 5, No. 47

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Contrabass list Wed, 15 Apr 1998 Volume 1 : Number 47

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Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 00:21:41 -0400 (EDT)
From: merlinw@netcom.ca
Subject: Re: list V1 #46

On 04/14/98 15:07:05 you wrote:

>Buffets are great as far as playability goes...LeBlanc's have a decent
>tone, but the tuning is downright horrible. Genreally, when it comes to
>basses, the two names you look for are Buffet and Selmer. Recent years
>has seen an increased competition between these two makers as to who can
>build the best basses:

You don't even mention Yamaha?! I've checked out their low C bass, and it kicks some serious butt. I also felt that the key layout for the extension was far better than any Selmer I've tried.

However, since the acquistion of a low C bass would cost serious coin, I'm going to have Steve Fox build a detachable C extension for my old Series 9 Selmer.

Merlin Williams
(A member of the Sax Ring!)

Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 02:59:35, -0500
From: KUUP84A@prodigy.com (MR MARK A TRINKO)
Subject: Contra-bassoon for sale

John Ottiano in San Diego MUST sell his contrabassoon due to financial difficulties.

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