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Brun or Elgar?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by cgratham, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. cgratham

    cgratham Guest

    Sep 22, 2004
    My lovely wife wants to get me something DB related for Christmas. If you could only buy one, which would it be.

    Looking at the Double Bass, Raymond Elgar
    A new History or the Double Bass, Paul Brun

    Thanks, Chris
  2. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    The Elgar books are becoming exceedingly harder to find; I would go for those while they are still around.
  3. Elgar's book has a lot of (b&w) pictures of old, rare, funky, famous-maker basses, and lots of historical info. Opinions on its accuracy vary.
    Brun's is interesting, but a bit of a dry read IMO. Much about period music and composers, and the evolution of the instrument to suit.
  4. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    agreed, some of the basses in Elgar are not as they named.
  5. Agreed