Sam Gossner's Collection Sam Hebert's & Jii Belanger's Collection

List going clockwise around from the trombones...

Trombones (left to right):

VDH Tenor Sackbut

Early 1900's King (broken)

1905 Conn 1 (bass part) 2 (mono) 3 (free improv.)

1945 Olds Super 1 (main parts) 2 3 4 5

??? German Rotor Trombone 1 (main parts, doubled)

2012ish Getzen Custom Bass 1 (dat low C 'n Ab) 2 (bass part) 3 4

1980's King 1

 

1872ish Mason and Hamlin Reed Organ 1 2

1970's Gusles (violin-sized and cello-sized) 1 2 (as drum) 3 4 5

 

Miscellaneous Instruments (bottom right):

(clockwise starting at top)

Tourist Steel Drum

Three Nepalese (?) Bells 1

Fretless Zither, Standard 1 2 3 4 5 6 (almost impossible to hear, but it's there doing banjo part)

Giant Jug

German Chord Zither 1 2 3

Washboard

Fretless Zither, "Mandolin" 1

 

Main Collection (bottom left):

(clockwise around outside starting from F Horn (top left) to bass recorder on the bottom)

Amati Single F Horn (sold this off) 1 2 3

Replica Bugle

German Oval Althorn in Eb 1 2

German Oval Tenorhorn in Bb 1 2 3 4 5

Plastic Bass Recorder 1 2 3 4 5

Wooden Bass Recorder 1 (samples) 2

 

Right part of middle (left to right):

Bb/A Clarinet 1 2

Concert Flute 1 (samples) 2 3 4

Plastic Tenor Recorder 1

Plastic Alto Recorder 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Plastic Soprano Recorder 1 2 3

Moeck Soprano Recorder

German Soprano Recorder

Plastic Sopranino Recorder (dangerous) 1

German Double Whistle

C Fife 1 2 3 (samples)

 

Left part of middle (top to bottom):

Mayan Whistle

Nepalese Flute 1

Flutophone

Plastic Slide Whistle

Metal Slide Whistle

Native American Flute 1 (samples)

Kazoo 1 2

Harmonica

 

Not pictured/forgot:

Tin Whistle 1 2

Small Ocarina

Cardboard Cello! 1

1890's Alto  Horn 1 2 (top voice) 3 (with mute)

Bb Fife 1

D Fife 1

E Fife

Hammered Dulcimer 1 2 (plucked LH) 3 (bass muted) 4 5

European Mandolin 1

List going L-R down by row from the Dan Tranh (top left):

Dan Tranh 1 2 (all sampled)

 

Picture 2 (top center):

Two Snares

Bongos (also in bottom center shot)

Djembe

Kanstul Contrabass Bugle

 

Picture 3 (top right):

CB-700 Congas 1

Ludwig Drum Kit (w/ Dixon Picc. Snare)

 

Picture 4 (center left):

Himalayan Flute/"Bansuri"

 

Picture 5 (center):

Pre-war Tenor Banjo

 

Picture 6 (bottom left):

Nord Stage

Roland VSynth

Sirene/Siren/"Singing Stick"

 

Picture 7 (bottom center, left to right):

Cabasa

Jew's Harp/Jaw Harp

Maracas

Tambourine

Derbuka

Bongos

Roto-tom Frame (makes a nice bell; on top of Bongos)

Small Ocarina

Cowbell

Spoons

 

Picture 8 (bottom right):

Kanstul Sop. Bugle

"Shitty" Trumpet

 

Not Pictured:

Pandero 1

Guiro 1

Surdo 1

Claves

Var. Shakers 1

Model 37 Stradivarius Trumpet, Bach 1

Organology

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This page is about the collections of Sam Gossner and Sam Hebert, the two main madmen behind VS' sampling efforts. Audio examples included for some instruments.