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Clarinets and Sax

I'm looking for a few things cause aren't we all. Right now my shopping list is

Metal bass clarinet of really any variety
Conn F mezzo sax
Linton Bb Contrabass clarinet
A used soprillo if anyone has got one
A bass sax
A contrabass sax preferably used I cant really afford the new prices

Im not expecting to get many responses but if anyones got any of these for sale please let me know
 

saxhound

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You might reach out to Paul Maslin at PM Woodwinds. It seems like a lot of "rare and collectible" instruments pass through his shop. Right now he has a metal Leblanc contralto clarinet. At one point he had three or four bass saxes listed, but they are gone now. Also several F mezzos listed as sold.
 
You might reach out to Paul Maslin at PM Woodwinds. It seems like a lot of "rare and collectible" instruments pass through his shop. Right now he has a metal Leblanc contralto clarinet. At one point he had three or four bass saxes listed, but they are gone now. Also several F mezzos listed as sold.
Ive already got a leblanc paperclip contralto but thanks for the advice
 
I'm looking for a few things cause aren't we all. Right now my shopping list is

Metal bass clarinet of really any variety
Conn F mezzo sax
Linton Bb Contrabass clarinet
A used soprillo if anyone has got one
A bass sax
A contrabass sax preferably used I cant really afford the new prices

Im not expecting to get many responses but if anyones got any of these for sale please let me know
Oh I forgot to add sarrusophone. Literally any kind of sarrusophone
 

pete

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The Linton contra clarinet is in Eb, so you'll only be able to get a Bb contra by calling up Orsi and asking them to make you one :D. Also note that the Linton's mouthpiece is not standard size.

When I check ebay for horns, if I find something interesting, I try to post it here. I list some Sarrusophones in this thread. I've listed a bunch of things, including F Mezzos, in this thread. Quinn the Eskimo (I should get paid more for mentioning him all the time) has had all of the horns you mention at one time or another, with maybe the exception of the Linton and contrabass sax, as has Paul Maslin, as saxhound mentioned.

Being realistic with your list, it's *possible* that you'll find an F Mezzo or the Linton contralto in the $3000 range. I can't remember a time I've seen bass saxophones in the below $6K range. New Soprillos are currently in the close to $4000 range and I think I've only seen maybe one or two used ones out there since they were introduced. You can look at the threads I mentioned and find an average price for some other things on your list in the $5K+ range.

You didn't mention Rothophones. You need several in your collection :p.

I also suppose it's possible that someone has a big, hulking contrabass saxophone in their attic and hasn't bothered trying to find out a value for it, but most people know that there's such a thing as ebay. It could happen. Hey, I'm writing this sentence using a 1994 IBM Model M keyboard that I bought for relatively cheap and I've fixed it up to look pretty much brand new. In this condition, it's worth appx. three times what I paid for it -- although it's nice enough that I might keep it :D.

I wish you luck. If you do have a decent paying job and you're still working throughout this coronavirus stuff, it's a buyer's market.
 
The Linton contra clarinet is in Eb, so you'll only be able to get a Bb contra by calling up Orsi and asking them to make you one :D. Also note that the Linton's mouthpiece is not standard size.

When I check ebay for horns, if I find something interesting, I try to post it here. I list some Sarrusophones in this thread. I've listed a bunch of things, including F Mezzos, in this thread. Quinn the Eskimo (I should get paid more for mentioning him all the time) has had all of the horns you mention at one time or another, with maybe the exception of the Linton and contrabass sax, as has Paul Maslin, as saxhound mentioned.

Being realistic with your list, it's *possible* that you'll find an F Mezzo or the Linton contralto in the $3000 range. I can't remember a time I've seen bass saxophones in the below $6K range. New Soprillos are currently in the close to $4000 range and I think I've only seen maybe one or two used ones out there since they were introduced. You can look at the threads I mentioned and find an average price for some other things on your list in the $5K+ range.

You didn't mention Rothophones. You need several in your collection :p.

I also suppose it's possible that someone has a big, hulking contrabass saxophone in their attic and hasn't bothered trying to find out a value for it, but most people know that there's such a thing as ebay. It could happen. Hey, I'm writing this sentence using a 1994 IBM Model M keyboard that I bought for relatively cheap and I've fixed it up to look pretty much brand new. In this condition, it's worth appx. three times what I paid for it -- although it's nice enough that I might keep it :D.

I wish you luck. If you do have a decent paying job and you're still working throughout this coronavirus stuff, it's a buyer's market.
Suprisingly enough I found two soprano and two contrabass sarrusophones for sale recently. The only reason I wanted a contrabass sarrusophone is because I couldn't afford a italian made stainer or german made eppelsheim. But after doing lots of searching on the brazilian buy and sell websites I found a brazilian made contrabass sax for cheap. The nice thing about Stainer is that they have two markets the italian made instruments which go all over the world and the brazilian made ones that stay in brazil. The brazilian ones are not even close to as good as most contrabass saxes on the market but sound pretty damn good. So im gonna be buying one of those instruments from a guy in brazil ( yes i verified the instrument is real). Ive been doing lots of reaserch on the brazilian market of saxophones and its a whole other universe over there. If your curios im going to be buying this contrabass sax for 10 grand CAD.
 
If anyones curios on this whole other world of saxophones im talking about copy paste the next few messages into whatever search engine and go down the deep rabbit whole of brazilian saxes

Sax baixo com sol grave ( this means bass sax with Low g extension)
sax contrabaixo
sax sub contrabaixo
sax baritono com sol grave
 
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