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 Re: Contra bassoon
Author: super20bu6 
Date:   2016-10-11 07:20

So...I know this is an old post....but I "oppose" some of the comments about Amati Contra's. As others have said...these Contra's aren't bad. I have NO experience playing a Heckel or Fox or Mollenhauer.... I've only played this Amati Contra and have absolutely no complaints about it. It's in projects well.....and I've gotten many compliments on it's look and it's sound production. I know that many people dislike something that is not from one of the well known makers.....but I, for one, can not afford a Fox or Heckel Contra. So since I haven't played a Heckel or a Fox, I do not feel qualified to comment on if you haven't tried an Amati Contra lately, don't knock it....I do think you would be pleasantly surprised. As Chris P said 9 years ago, this Amati has the extra Eb touch and the Ab touch for the right thumb.
The case is well built.....metal "protectors" on each corner.....a handle on the end and 2 wheels on the opposite end. I'm a competent bassoonist and am still learning this Contra....but word is out that I, an amateur, have this Contra and have been hired more than once to play with a community orchestra to cover the Contra part.
My Amati may not be a Heckel....but it's what I could afford and I have absolutely no regrets with my decision.
Mark T.

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