Klarinet Archive - Posting 000964.txt from 1998/03
From: Jacqueline Eastwood <eastwooj@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: my Leblanc Basset Clarinet
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 16:21:55 -0500
On Sun, 15 Mar 1998, Dan Leeson: LEESON@-----.edu wrote:
> But let me add a brief suggestion to you. Don't sell the old one! I
> found that having two basset horns (when I had them) was the single
> greatest incentive for people to hire me to play all over America.
> Whenever I would get a call to play this or that, the next question that
> always arose was "And do you know where we might get a second basset
> horn?" To that question I always answered, "You have come to the right
> place..." I don't even play any longer but I still get calls from all
> over America inviting me to play if I couldhelp them find a second
> instrument. The subject came up in Amarillo only 4 weeks ago.
> I would often get a handsome rental fee for my second instrument, sometimes
> I even got hired BECAUSE of my second instrument, I would get to meet
> nice people, the 2nd basset horn player (usually a local guy or woman)
> would be very grateful to me, and I had a hell of a good time. I cannot
> tell you how many gigs I got because I owned two instrument and was
> prepared to be generous with the second.
> Dan Leeson, Los Altos, California
> Rosanne Leeson, Los Altos, California
Great minds obviously think alike, because I sent him the very same advice
before I read your message! One of my top goals in life is to do exactly
what you did: buy a pair of basset horns and become rich playing &
leasing them! Of course, one does need the capital outlay to begin with,
and I don't have anything remotely resembling a "disposable income" at
this point in my life -- any investors out there?
My other goals are 1) finish the $%&*( dissertation I started in 1995 (I
have until Spring 1999 to complete it) and 2) get married! But don't
tell my boyfriend -- it's still sort of a secret from him, and I want it
to be a surprise! ;+)
University of Arizona/Arizona Opera Orchestra