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 Re: New contrabass clarinet
Author: David Spiegelthal 2017
Date:   2006-08-17 22:43

I've been playing (sporadically) a metal Leblanc BBb 'straight' contrabass in a clarinet ensemble, and it really is quite a decent instrument, although I find the lack of some of the side trill keys disconcerting, to say the least. It's unwieldy in the straight form, so have to play it standing up of course, but mechanically the Leblanc is pretty straightforward and it plays well enough. That said, I STILL WANT THE NEW EPPELSHEIM CONTRABASS REALLLLLLY BAD! And I won't stop kicking and screaming until I get one!

As for the metal vs. wood discussion, all I will say is, I've had a number of Kohlert bass clarinets in the last decade or so, some made of wood, some made of hard rubber, and a couple (including my current instrument) made of metal. Being of otherwise very similar design, they've all played well and have sounded close to identical to each other. I will guarantee that NOBODY (not even golden-eared Vytas) would be able to consistently identify, in a properly-conducted double-blind test, the material of which these instruments were made.

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