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    We were talking about the English Horn last night, and how it might be nice to try it...see what it sounds like...probably not good for band, but may be of value in an orchestra setting (down the road)...

    ...I just looked them up...LOL...no wonder there are so few about...expensive! Even for a 'cheap' plastic beginner model... :P
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    oh yes i can remember that they are expensive. Plastic...hm, how will the sound like?

    Talking about material, glass clarinets are looking :wub:

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    What I heard is that oboists can play the English horn without further training, just like flute/piccolo and clarinet/sax. Yes, they are expensive&#33;&#33;&#33; I happened to be looking into them earlier because I love their sound. What I saw runs like the oboe or more, starting at like &#036;900. But I really like the English horn.

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    Where did you find one for &#036;900? The prices I found for new plastic ones were &#036;3000+...

    ...a glass clarinet???...
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    THat was on ebay last Christmas. (It was new.) I just looked though and there are no english horns there right now.

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    Yes there are glass woods, but they are REALLY expensive: 100,000+&#036;

    Only for instrument lovers .... or millionaires.

    But they look beautiful, though a bit strange. :P

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    ...I&#39;ll to look for one...and keep my eyes out for cheap English horns&#33;...
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    Fortunetly i haven&#39;t seen a glass english horn, or you would have to buy it.....

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    from what I&#39;ve read, those clarinets weren&#39;t really glass, they were transparent plastic :mellow:

    selmer has made a couple, and so has buffet-crampon. I think they were limited edition though.

    glass would be horrible to work with, although it could have been done, but as daniel suggested, it would be EXPENSIVE :blink:

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    You might be right that they only looked like glas but were trasparent plastic. But I think it was glas, would be plastic that expensive? In all cases the mouth piece you can buy as standard plastic, metal or even glas.

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    Originally posted by Daniel@Aug 29 2004, 10:00 AM
    You might be right that they only looked like glas but were trasparent plastic. But I think it was glas, would be plastic that expensive? In all cases the mouth piece you can buy as standard plastic, metal or even glas.
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    Daniel, ich dachte an englisches Horn ebenso. Das war Interesse-Nachricht, ich habe ein gefundenes-Studentenenglisch-Horn in der amerikanischen Website, und es wird über vielleicht anderen Musiker gekostet war richtig ist zu Ende 3,000 £. Aber ich liebe englischen Hornton so nett so viel als Waldhorn auch. Ich werde akzeptieren, um einen davon zu kaufen, diejenigen sind Fuchs-Englisch-Horn 500 Modell von Amerika, das ich denke. Jeder Gedanke :unsure: :huh: ?
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    Hallo Martin&#33;

    Thanks for asking, I am fine, what about you?

    About the English Horn. I really love its tone. I just used it in two new composition, only as orchestral instrument, but anyway&#33;&#33;

    Cheers,
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    Yup...I love it too...we&#39;re on a hunt for a decent one very very cheap (if such exists) for my daughter.
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    yeah, Nox I hope so too I like that very much. I would like that if my lottery had won I would buy straight away .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nox
    Yup...I love it too...we're on a hunt for a decent one very very cheap (if such exists) for my daughter.
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    What is scary about expensive english horns and oboes is that, unlike other instruments, they don't last. I've read that a good oboe will last at most ten years, and a good english horn will last fifteen. Rather sad, like operatic heroines, they make a beautifull sound but don't live long
    Though great english horns aren't as expensive as really classy oboes. I once read an article by an oboist who said that he had to settle for an ok oboe at 10,000$, because he couldn't afford the great kind Where as in another article I read by an English hornist, he said the very best english horns range from 2000$ to 4000$
    I know all this because I was going to take up english horn last spring, but decided against it because of costs and timing.

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