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by azurealto
(79 posts)
7 years ago

Contrabass?

What do you think of them? how

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  1. by azurealto
    (79 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: Contrabass?

    I personnaly think they're okay, but Contrabass Saxophones are probably really, really heavy.

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  2. by Altonian11
    (39 posts)

    6 years ago

    Re: Contrabass?

    You'd probably have to use a shoulder harness even in concert band. There's a video on youtube that's got a highschooler playing it really well

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    1. by cuber
      (653 posts)

      6 years ago

      Re: Contrabass?

      "but Contrabass Saxophones are probably really, really heavy." something tells me thats like saying a mkVI is kinda expensive

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      1. by connsaxman_jim
        (2336 posts)

        6 years ago

        Re: Contrabass?

        Really heavy? Well, not as much as a Buick maybe, but pretty damn close. You could probably buy a nice Buick for less than you'd pay for a contra-bass sax! Look up "The Nuclear Whales" saxophone orchestra. Don Stevens plays a vintage Buffet model Contra Bass. I believe they have some song clips on one of their web pages. I believe Don uses contra-bass clarinet reeds, and even they are rather difficult to find! It takes a lot of wind to play a sax that big!

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