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by SaxMan
(559 posts)
10 years ago

While we are on the subject of contrabass...

Can we account for all 17 of the original ones left? Sigurd rascher had one - I think carina has it now Paul cohen has one Nuclear whales has a buffet Thomas mejer Curtis Guckhert I think has one...cant quite remember.

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  1. by Bass sax man
    (31 posts)

    10 years ago

    While we are on the subject of contrabass...

    Robert Verdi has an original Buffet contrabass. Rick Izumi has an original Buffet contrabass. A pawn shop in Rome had a Kohlert but I don't know who bought it...

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    1. by Jack Cici
      (87 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: While we are on the subject of contrabass...

      ISN'Yt robert verdi dead?

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      1. by SaxMan
        (559 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: While we are on the subject of contrabass...

        damn...and the kohlert is the one I want the most out of the 4.

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      2. by Bass sax man
        (31 posts)

        10 years ago

        While we are on the subject of contrabass...

        No Rob Verdi isn't dead. Buy this month's issue of Saxophone Journal available from: www.dornpub.com Also check out the Genesis Concert and listen to some of the sound clips at: www.genesisconcert.com

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        1. by Jack Cici
          (87 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: While we are on the subject of contrabass...

          blaise, do you know anyway to contact jay easton? thanks David

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        2. by Bass sax man
          (31 posts)

          10 years ago

          While we are on the subject of contrabass...

          I believe there is a link to his email address on his site, and to the same question on a different post, yes we are very good friends. I bought my Bass Sax from Jay :o) There are still pictures of it on his website though under the Bass Sax page, it is the Buescher.

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        3. by Jack Cici
          (87 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: While we are on the subject of contrabass...

          thanks alto for the info blaise.

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        4. by Jack Cici
          (87 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: While we are on the subject of contrabass...

          whoops i meant alot not alto sorry. thanks again David

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        5. by Jack Cici
          (87 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: While we are on the subject of contrabass...

          blaise, i am just curious, how and where did you get all the unusual and strange instruments? David

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        6. by SaxMan
          (559 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: While we are on the subject of contrabass...

          it isnt that hard (not to answer for you or anything.) - I could set my self up with about 30 exotic saxes right now - if I had 90,000 dollars or so. Its the really rare stuff that is hard to get - like a leblanc rationale C-mel, or pretty much any adolphe sax, or the first american sax or the conn-o-sax etc.

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        7. by Jack Cici
          (87 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: While we are on the subject of contrabass...

          adolphe sax saxes aren't hard to get. i saw one on ebay recently that sold for $120. i was about to buy it, but my mom wouldn't let me.

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        8. by SaxMan
          (559 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: While we are on the subject of contrabass...

          I meant functioning saxes

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        9. by golferguy675
          (600 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: While we are on the subject of contrabass...

          There's a fully restored Adolphe on sale on this site for 7500 bucks. The one you saw on Ebay was most likely fake, even the shell of an Adolphe...no...even the CASE of an adolphe sax is worth more than 120 dollars.

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        10. by SaxMan
          (559 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: While we are on the subject of contrabass...

          I forgot, I am pretty sure interlochen has a contrabass too.

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