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Stephanie Douglass : Ahh...it purrs. If I played this instrument the vibrations would permeate my soul so deeply, every surface level stress would immediately shake off my person and melt away. I think the contrabass clarinet life would be a good life.

Nahtanoj Enotsylb : “$10 for a reed” TRY BASSOON

Bill Lehecka : 3:53 That low-C just got me pregnant.

Remy Kid : DO SEPTEMBER ON THAT BEAST

TransitNerd 3687 : Ladies and Gentlemen, the moment we’ve all been waiting for.... EDIT: Oh wow thanks I’ve never gotten this many likes before. 🤗

Bling-Bling Boy : $32,000?!?!?! O-O thats like the price of car!

Jeff b. : You could flip burgers with those reeds.

ForteRosé : 3:34 Oh my gosh. It does sound like a boat. 😆

Tyler Bischoff : Alto clarinet next 😂😂

johnsonfromwisconsin : A few great ideas came out of this video: 1) introducing the Swedish Meatball as a standard unit of weight. 2) Contrabass Clarinet Altissimo Concerto No. 1 3) Skipping the Country when Selmer comes looking for a return....

Jaemyung Kim : I had a chance to play really old contra bass clarinet as a member of wind ensemble in Iowa State university. All the music major clarinetist didn’t want to play contra. So i had fun. Only sad thing was my teeth hurt. Hahaha....

Andraciti : Subcontrabass next!

Sarrah Van Zanten : I. Love. Contrabass. Clarinet. Someday I wish to own one. It's a big dream of mine. Someday... Thank you for making me smile with this video 😍

Addie Hughes : I play bass clarinet for my high school and I’m in the highest band (only bass in the band) and I’ve always dreamed of a contrabass Clarinet!!

Mharti : Damn boy, HE THICC

Matt11111 : Really cool to see instruments like this in person.

Lucas Hoffses : The high C literally sounds like a concert B rather than a Bb. Is that a problem with this particular instrument, or contrabass clarinets in general?

Belle Pitsch : THE PAPER CLIP

Catstuffies Tran : Lol oboe reeds are even more expensive at $13-20 :3 (btw I'm not an oboist but I DO have a friend that IS and according to her, that's how expensive they are. Also, I am a flutist/flautist.)

PhilMusical : Flight Of The Bumblebee is next

Sam Hackenson : Here at URI, we've lovingly nicknamed the contrabass clarinet "the beast".

Geronimo : I'm surprised it survived shipping with out going out of alignment!

Tony Park : Is this instrument the reason Selmer company just got sold?

PhilMusical : As a Bass Clarinet player...

Hannah Matheson : I played contra alto in high school and my teacher constantly made me play because it sounded so pretty

Exavion Johnson : I used to play this at my high school, I was a one man section.

Alyssa Hughes : Our marching band has a bass clarinet but not this

Njderig : this thing sounds so much better deeper richer and more resonant than the tin can sounding paperclip contras. Just my humble opinion, I am a saxophonist.

Supreme Dalex : The most beautiful instrument! Heard of Scherzo Fantastique by Alfred Reed? Great piece for this and the Eb Contrabass.

Tristan Voitcu : Play god bless this child on it

Nocap Krieger : Can i paypall money if u for u to give me bass clarinet lessons?

Robert Durie : The Eppelsheim Contrabass is around 21k quoted and has better key work than the Selmer, which although looks fantastic and beastly goes out of adjustment when you take it out of the box! The UT Wind Ensemble has put in an order for one and hopefully the Coast Guard Band that I now work for as the Bass Clarinetist will purchase one too!

dudsso101 : you posted this right as i was going to start learning contrabass

Baritone Saxophone : Looks like fun to play

Apollo Jetic : I love your channel! It's been reinvigorating my love for the bass clarinet, which I played in middle and high school. I hated bass clarinet for the longest time, but looking back now, I see how foolish I was, it was such a fun and beautiful instrument. I'll be going back to school soon, which I've been putting off, but playing the bass clarinet is one of the things I'm most looking forward to.

Don Libes : "Pound-for-pound, this instruments is more expensive ... than almost 3 Boeing 757 airplanes". It makes no sense to multiply per-pound weights by a number. Yes, you can do it mathematically but the resulting number is meaningless and your comparison makes no sense. Furthermore, just because an airplane is large doesn't make per-pound weight particularly interesting.) You may as well complain that an iPhone XS is $2562/lb. It just makes no sense. (Loved the video otherwise!)

Band Geek #365 : swigging swoogity get this man some shoes

awsometaco0611 : Ayye, finally some recognition for my main instrument. Ive been playing it for 4 years and 3 in my bands wind ensamble and its been so fun. There seems to be a lack of videos on it and im glad you finally did one. I made all county the past 3 years on it and its been a super great experience with the contrabass. I have a tall variant so i have to sit on a stool to play and it sometines gets my back hurting but its all worth it for the most beautiful instrument

Pyr0Zer0 : Ah yes. A brand new video! And I’m on time too!

bluebottle650 : Go Blue!!!!

In Concert at Converse : I picked up the Leblanc two years ago for our local choir and wind ensemble, since I often double, this instrument lends itself well to the Legere reeds. Price, longevity and pick up and go, synthetic reeds are a consistent choice. I'm curious, on this expensive Selmer instrument are you able to play the throat Bb with the A and register key or do you have to play it with your pinky keys? Also, for listeners, the contra goes down to a frequency that most PC speakers and earbuds are unable to capture. Live or good headphones required.

pukalo [CDN] : In 2015 I played a leblanc contrabass clarinet that went to low C. Much fun!

Nathaniel McVeigh : 34 pounds? Welcome to the territory of the bari sax.

Rich Koenig : Last year in the wind ensemble at my school, we played a piece called "Give us This Day" by David Maslanka that called for contrabass clarinet

Gwen Chappell : Thank you so much for making a contra video! I get the joy of playing the Leblanc Paperclip model in my high school band. I was kind of worried at first because I wasn’t sure how the instrument would play, but it went surprisingly well, despite the reputation it has. I’m glad to see others know what a contrabass clarinet is!

Katie Kimmel : Love playing the contrabass clarinet, it vibrates into your soul!!

anything everything : Octrocontalto is my dream instrument as a clarinet and bass clarinet player and this is one step closer thank you

Lee Rey : I REMEMBER PLAYING THIS IN HGIHSCHOOL. My lungs wanted to die freshman year. Senior year i got pretty good. Still couldnt get the Low C in tune tho.

Pablo Segura : Hello, I was wondering, what was the music you played in the introduction? I play contrabass clarinet and that introduction sounded like a mixture of a ton of etudes that I played in high school.

braxen b : I want it