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Discussion in 'The Flute Family: Websites/Blogs' started by pete, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

  2. Gandalfe

    Gandalfe Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    That is so painful to watch and makes me wanna scream, "Why?"
     
  3. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

    Says the man that has a low a bass sax ....
     
  4. Gandalfe

    Gandalfe Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    I'd compare a subContra bass sax to this instrument. The bass sax really isn't the same, is it? I'm just sayin'...
     
  5. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

    To a great extent, I think that most instruments in the contra/subcontra range just sound like tubas. While I appreciate the fact that A. Sax, for instance, really wanted to go as low as possible with his saxophones, it's one of those, "Dream meets reality" moments: a contrabass sax costs $25K or so. While I know you can pay $24K for a handmade Meinl, a nice Yamaha is half that.

    I can say that the contrabass sax and hyperbass/subcontrabass flutes do make an impression when you see 'em live, it's really hard for me to say that the tone quality is worth the expense. But that's just me.

    How much extra was that low A again, Jim? :D
     
  6. Gandalfe

    Gandalfe Administrator Staff Member Administrator

  7. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

    At least I didn't ask how many charts are out there that require a low A Bb bass sax ....

    :p

    I should quit while I'm ahead: "So, Pete, how many apps do you use that require a Intel Sandy Bridge i7?"
     
  8. Gandalfe

    Gandalfe Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    I done two performances since I purchased the custome Eppelsheim bass sax where the low A was featured. So if you divide the extra cost by two gigs... ;)
     
  9. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

    And I've got two apps that can utilize a SB to its fullest ....
     
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