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  1. relawson says:

    I was looking through some contrabass instruments http://www.contrabass.com/  and it seems like the bass trumped is just a baritone? lol

  2. splashu says:

    Contrabass wind instruments are great because they make the person playing look tiny/make it look like they’re holding a futuristic superweapon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXBeu7o9uUM

  3. Paul Renault says:

    Jeepers, doesn’t anyone manufacture tripods any more?

  4. CastanhasDoPara says:

    This is a pretty cool video if you like big instruments and a maker’s touch.

    I give you hyperbass flute:

  5. hugh crawford says:

    Sax mouthpiece on a trombone is pretty awesomely low, I can only imagine what a Sax mouthpiece on a Sousaphone would sound like.

  6. lafave says:

    i love bass/contrabass recorders

    • kiptw says:

       Dad played one of those for some occasion — didn’t own one (tenor’s as big as we got). It was like a wooden box with a bunch of key extensions on it, and required ridiculous breath control to keep it making a sound.

  7. Russell Almond says:

    Interesting video.  I’ll offer this one of my favourite band Piffaro (http://www.piffaroplaza.com) playing a consort of recorders including the 8′ tall contra-bass (an octave above the 16′ flute in your video).

  8. PaulDavisTheFirst says:

    Nathan “Flutebox” Lee was the first person I saw beatbox on a flute:


    I don’t think he invented the technique at all, but he is pretty impressive. See him also with Beardyman performing a lunchtime concert for googlers in London: