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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:10 am 
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See my post in the 'Used Instruments Exchange'...

http://forums.chiffandfipple.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=84013

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You mention in the ad that they were sometimes made with German fingering - I wasn't aware of that.

If somebody offered me one with German fingering I don't think I'd be absolutely put off by it. Inconvenient but not a show-stopper.

I was in a session/workshop last week with somebody who had both soprano and alto Silbertons (and isn't going to part with them this side of the tomb; I asked). I was using a green plastic Yamaha descant, precisely because it isn't very assertive (I didn't want to hog the show). I was a fair bit louder than she was, regardless. Maybe it's easy to play Silbertons very softly?

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JackCampin wrote:
You mention in the ad that they were sometimes made with German fingering - I wasn't aware of that.

Neither was I till Google pulled this up earlier...
http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=77767#3102870

(On which note, I was already aware that Dick Lee uses them, having seen him do so and discussed it with him.)

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Maybe it's easy to play Silbertons very softly?

FWIW I'd say they're quite loud, but I just like the sound (and haven't really played about with the adjustable voicing much)!

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