Contrabassophone and such

Investigator Jim Cowdery writes:

People who found their lives enriched by Jay Easton’s gallery of big instruments are doubtless yearning for more. They will be relieved to learn of the Contrabass Mania website, which provides links to such enlightening materials as “The Encyclopedia of Really Big Wind Instruments”, “Warning Signs That You Might Be a Contrabass Maniac”, and “How To Score For Instruments That May Cause Seismic Disturbances.”

We recommend, in particular, the contrabassophone, of which it is said: “The resulting instrument was considered too powerful to play with an orchestra.”