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I just got me one of these!!!

Discussion in 'Bb Contrabass Clarinet' started by tjontheroad, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. tjontheroad

    tjontheroad

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    I landed a gig with a local neo-burlesque group

    http://www.peekaboorevue.com/

    One catch though, I had to buy a contra bass clarinet for the big solo bump and grind parts.

    So here it is (on order)

    The Leblanc BBb Contra Bass!!! I can't wait to blow this sucker :emoji_relaxed:


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    I have to get out and dance with this thing. What strap should I use?
     
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  3. saxplayer1004

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    welcome to the club man. Is that hard rubber or is that just a weird picture? Mine is all metal
     
  4. tjontheroad

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    Don't be...

    APRIL FOOLS :emoji_rage:

    It's metal. Painted I guess. I don't have the metal to own one. Maybe one day.

    I was asked to try out for the burlesque group though. I declinded because it doesn't work with my schedule. Check them out on youtube. They're hillarious!
     
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    I'm actually using mine quite often right now. I don't have a bass clarinet, so I'm using it to play all of the bass clarinet parts in various musicals...
     
  6. tjontheroad

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    Glad to know such a fine instrument is getting good use. While I've been playing my bass clarinet plenty, I'd be just fooling myself thinking I'd get enough use with a BBb. Oh well, just day dreaming...

    btw, I lived in Cary, NC in the '90s. Loved it there. Where are you playing your shows?
     
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    I thought it was modeled after the plastic paper clips. :???:
     
  9. tjontheroad

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    Hey we all need a useless thread to get through our day sometimes. Happy to help. Carry on :emoji_smile:
     
  10. saxplayer1004

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    Doing a lot of stuff with local high schools as well as the university. Decent amount of stuff with the local theatre in the Progress Energy Center. Pretty fun. Did you ever have a chance to hear the Grains of Time while you were in Cary? I sing with them now.
     
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    Heckelphone Double Reed CE Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    Blat

    Playing mine in concert next Sunday :-D

    Unless they've changed the strap ring position, they're really not set up to play just with a neck strap. The strap serves more of a safety harness.
     
  12. tjontheroad

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    Sorry, can't say I did.

    That was give away. Doing a bump and grind dance with it would just wrong :emoji_smile:
     
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    "Neo-burlesque" must pay pretty well! I should start playing it............
     
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    How to identify a contra-based April Fools joke

    It involves someone getting paid to play the thing.
     
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    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    Ba-da-bump.


    I should really get a rim-shot smiley for this forum ....
     
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    Actually, one of the first professional night-club gigs I ever played was at a strip club in Miami Florida. I was 18, the girls stripped down to g-string and pasties, and I was glad I was sitting down so it wasn't so obvious that I was also enjoying the show. I didn't have to buy a clarinet either, my trusty Mark VI did the job quite well.

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