On the off-chance that anyone here might be in a position to help... I've been booked for a gig on bass sackbutt [that's a Renaissance-style bass trombone for those who may not have heard the word before] on Friday 5th March in Oxford. The catch is that we are having difficulty sourcing an instrument - there are not many around! Last week I thought we'd solved the problem when a local player was found who had one and was willing to lend it, albeit under difficult conditions, but, after a week's delay, he's just told me that he's now unwilling to lend it, frustratingly. Ideally, we would be looking to borrow the instrument from now until the concert, but this is flexible - I can use a narrow-bore G bass for rehearsals in the absence of an authentic instrument. A small amount of money is available for hire, should it be needed - in the region of £50 only, I'm afraid. Obviously insurance would be taken out to cover the instrument while it was in my possession. Any ideas, please drop me a message or ring me - 01865 717765. Ta!