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 Re: Question about paperclips
Author: Ursa 
Date:   2019-05-17 17:26

In the collegiate ensemble I play in, we have a very petite lady, barely 5 feet tall, who plays a non-paperclip Leblanc USA (Vito) contrabass--not contra-alto--and does very wall. So don't worry; you'll surely find a contra that fits; it may be a straight contra instead of a paperclip, though.

The Selmer USA/Bundy non-paperclip contra-alto does have a wide spread with the keytouch placement and may be one model you'd want to avoid. I have average sized hands and find the layout on these to be awkward. That said, the touchpieces on the throat and pinky keys could be adjusted by a tech for better ergonomics.

There are Leblanc low C paperclip contra-altos out there. As a fellow tuba player, I think these are particularly interesting; you'd be able to play nearly all tuba parts in band literature with a low C contra-alto--something the low C bass clarinet and the bass saxophone cannot do.



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