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Postby TubaTodd » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:29 pm

I'm currently working on getting all of my funds lined up to purchase a Cerveny piggy. Since I will likely be joining the piggy owners' brotherhood, I thought I would start this post.

Post a picture of YOUR piggy here.
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Re: Piggy Pics

Postby Roger Lewis » Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:47 pm

Here's mine. Circa 1971 Walter Sear model with thermometer bottom 2nd valve slide and Rudolf Meinl Valve paddle assembly. Great playing horn.

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Re: Piggy Pics

Postby TubaTodd » Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:49 pm

Awesome Roger. I've never seen one like that. Is it just me or is the total width of the horn a bit slimmer?
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Re: Piggy Pics

Postby Roger Lewis » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:04 pm

No, it's pretty good sized and quite a handful. I had a newer one and they were quite similar in how they felt as to the width. This horn just has a lot of character to it. I've been playing it a lot lately as, since the knee injury, I want to use the lightest horn in my collection and the one that I can retire if something happens to it. (But that's not likely).

If you want to hear it in a recording go here: http://pronovamusic.com/sounds.html" target="_blank
and go to the piece Brass Quintet (1988). Make sure you turn off the tune that is playing when you get there or it gets pretty weird.

Good luck with your search.

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Re: Piggy Pics

Postby Richard Murrow » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:35 pm

Bravo Roger!! Terrific playing! This Piggy is very similar to the one I used to have. I think mine was from '70 or '71. They were a little larger feeling, slightly wider and the bell seemed to be a little taller than current models. One of my former students, Eric Stevens, in Nashville now has mine and sounds great on it. They were capable of making lots of sound as your recording just indicated! We'll talk soon Rog.
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Re: Piggy Pics

Postby bisontuba » Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:26 pm

Hi-
So where are all the 'piggy pics?' If everything is so quiet on these, it must be the 'piggy mafia'....... :D

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Re: Piggy Pics

Postby TubaTodd » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:40 pm

Anyone?

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Re: Piggy Pics

Postby imperialbari » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:03 pm

TubaTodd wrote:Anyone?

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Re: Piggy Pics

Postby imperialbari » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:08 pm

My Yahoo-based brass galleries have a few Piggy entries. Search for Piggy in the index:

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Re: Piggy Pics

Postby TubaTodd » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:58 pm

YEY! I can now proudly post a picture of my pig.

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It still needs some TLC, but it is a fine horn. The more I play it the more I enjoy it.
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Re: Piggy Pics

Postby TubaTodd » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:04 pm

Here's a better pic.

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Re: Piggy Pics

Postby bisontuba » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:06 pm

Congratulations!
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Re: Piggy Pics

Postby tclements » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:41 pm

Query - is the name pronounced - CHerveny, or SERveny? Inquiring minds want to know!!
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Re: Piggy Pics

Postby imperialbari » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:00 pm

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Re: Piggy Pics

Postby Ace » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:36 pm

tclements wrote:Query - is the name pronounced - CHerveny, or SERveny? Inquiring minds want to know!!


According to my Czech-born neighbor, it's pronounced something like Chair-vin-knee, accent on first syllable. It means "the red one".

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Re: Piggy Pics

Postby 11annienorm » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:09 pm

Here is mine. Early 70's with an added 5th. I've had her since '92.

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Re: Piggy Pics

Postby TubaTodd » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:02 am

Annie looks great. I really miss having a 5th valve. I'll be working around it. So far I'm really enjoying my pig.
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Re: Piggy Pics

Postby bisontuba » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:37 am

Nice looking piggies!!
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Re: Piggy Pics

Postby EdFirth » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:59 am

I believe it's pronounced chair vinny.This from a friend from their country of origin. Ed
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Re: Piggy Pics

Postby Wu299 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:00 pm

chair-vEn-ee
"ven" as in "vendor" and "ee" as in "jeep".)

It does mean "the red one", but as far as I know it´s the surname of the founder of the company.
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