Posted by Mark on July 28, 2002 at 22:20:55:
In Reply to: Why cut a BBb to a CC? posted by AW on July 28, 2002 at 21:19:32:
'Sounds like a reasonable plan to me. GIVEN that you already own a decent 4/4 CC, and you find a 6/4 BBb that speaks to you, go for it.
You'll probably save some serious bucks to boot.
The literature out there that really calls for a 6/4 can be played on a BBb with no problems. Perhaps even easier in the low register stuff, where the advantages of CC are pretty much gone - I'd rather play a low E Eb, or D on a (good) BBb horn any day.
Besides, much (perhaps most?) of the European "BAT" lit was premiered on BBb contrabass.
Mark "former CC snob, cured thru a 12-step program" Mazak