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Tiger Plastic Tuba review

PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:20 pm
by circusboy
Just came across this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk_9h6UP2Cs

If you're not interested in the trombone, forward to the 2 minute mark.

Re: Tiger Plastic Tuba review

PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:45 pm
by Paul Maybery
Very Tempting. The black is cool as is the silver.
Wish they could redesign the bracing on the front.
Just looks weird. Do that, and I think I'd be a customer

It does seem to play, and quite well at that.

We have to get them around the states so us geezers can have a whirl with them.

Re: Tiger Plastic Tuba review

PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:52 pm
by cktuba
Anybody know where to find info about the Tiger trombone and Tuba? I Googled Tiger Trombone and Tiger Tuba and didn't find any real info k other than pics), except for the trumpet.

Re: Tiger Plastic Tuba review

PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:56 pm
by Tubahokk
I have a question from the video about the playing of the plastic tuba. Not trying to be smart as the guy is very good, but when playing, he really puffs out his cheeks. I have always been told that that is self defeating technique. Any comments on that?

As for the tuba itself, it looks OK and sounds fine but the linkage to the valves look a little delicate to me. But, I have only ever played a tuba or euphonium with traditional button push valves.

Re: Tiger Plastic Tuba review

PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:05 pm
by lost
I can answer this one. When one is playing at extreme volumes the cheek puffing is a byproduct. My tuba friend showed me youtube vids of symphonic players puffing huge during large orchestral moments when I brought to him my concern about naturally puffing when playing loud.

Re: Tiger Plastic Tuba review

PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:14 pm
by bort
I think the superlatives are a bit exaggerated (is it REALLY the best tuba he's played in 30 years, and if so, should he be selling us tubas?), but it's neat that the concept seems to work. I don't really like the way it sounds, but until it's in the hands of someone who is known as a good tuba player, I can't make any judgments about it. Neat idea though.

Re: Tiger Plastic Tuba review

PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:27 pm
by KiltieTuba
bort wrote:I think the superlatives are a bit exaggerated (is it REALLY the best tuba he's played in 30 years, and if so, should he be selling us tubas?), but it's neat that the concept seems to work. I don't really like the way it sounds, but until it's in the hands of someone who is known as a good tuba player, I can't make any judgments about it. Neat idea though.


Yea... I found the statement about him "tuning" the other instruments at the location a bit odd. That video felt more like a paid advertisement.

Re: Tiger Plastic Tuba review

PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:37 pm
by the elephant
I am getting one. Something loud, like red, would be great. I am betting that I will tire of it sooner than later, but you never know.

Re: Tiger Plastic Tuba review

PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:38 pm
by Deleted dp
stultifying.

the video?

this thread?

all of the above?

Re: Tiger Plastic Tuba review

PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:50 pm
by MartyNeilan
I liked the way the tuba sounded with the second player. It sounded like a different instrument. Perhaps the first player was pushing too hard (hence the puffed cheeks)?
I also found this video that gives a better characteristic sound:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mrtEsQYDJs
The specs seem to put it at a full 4/4 tuba:
Bore: 21 mm
Bell: 485 mm
High: 940 mm
It looks like you could order one from here:
http://www.rheinsoundmusic.com/index.php?m=content&c=index&a=show&catid=22&id=8
If I had $960 lying around with nothing better to do I would give it a try, but the $350 shipping is a bummer.

Re: Tiger Plastic Tuba review

PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:55 pm
by the elephant
I don't care. These are freaking cool and could be a fun teaching tool for the elementary school kids in my grant program.

If it does not totally suck *** I might use it on some outdoor Pops programs for personal amusement.

Re: Tiger Plastic Tuba review

PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:20 pm
by Casca Grossa
I'm waiting for the cimbasso!!!!!

Re: Tiger Plastic Tuba review

PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:33 pm
by imperialbari
Had been a bit more informative had the tuba been tested by more experienced tubists. If these players really can play tuba, I never would buy that tuba. And a lighter BBb biggie really would be handy for me.

Klaus

Re: Tiger Plastic Tuba review

PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:40 pm
by imperialbari
I just put the video link on the Facebook page of a professional tubist, a TubeNet’er, from that town. Asking him whether he had played that tuba.

Klaus

Re: Tiger Plastic Tuba review

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:05 am
by finnbogi
Curmudgeon wrote:I predict that it is only a matter of time before someone wins a major orchestral audition using a plastic tuba.

Remember you heard it here first.

I'm already looking forward to the "Which plastic tuba wins most auditions" thread...

Re: Tiger Plastic Tuba review

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:14 am
by Jose the tuba player
I have a video of scott sutherland http://forums.chisham.com/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=20 playing the tiger tuba at namm but it is really bad quality.
i tried three at namm and only one of the three actually worked, the salesman told me it would be 800 retail and about 400 for those that would resell these tubas.

Re: Tiger Plastic Tuba review

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:01 am
by MartyNeilan
Jose the tuba player wrote:I have a video of scott sutherland http://forums.chisham.com/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=20 playing the tiger tuba at namm but it is really bad quality.
i tried three at namm and only one of the three actually worked, the salesman told me it would be 800 retail and about 400 for those that would resell these tubas.

Please explain what you mean by only one of the three actually worked - is it valves sticking, leaks, something else?
(Often instruments at shows have issues due to improper handling, lack of oiling, etc)

Re: Tiger Plastic Tuba review

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:04 am
by bort
The video is bad quality, or the tuba?

Re: Tiger Plastic Tuba review

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:21 am
by tuben
It sounds perfectly dead to me.

Re: Tiger Plastic Tuba review

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:41 am
by Three Valves
Curmudgeon wrote:I predict that it is only a matter of time before someone wins a major orchestral audition using a plastic tuba.

Remember you heard it here first.


Heh, heh.