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TubaRagnarok
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Input on Tuba Choice

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Hi all,
I'm an older player looking at getting back to CC after a couple of decades of playing Eb in brass band. I'm looking at getting getting one of the horns and wanted to see what the community thought about them. They are
A few thing to know about why these 3:
  • They are in my price range as new or used models
  • I'm a lets say well seasoned tuba play who no longer feels able to fill up a big horn, so I'm looking for 3/4 model
  • My paid playing days are now behind me so I don't foresee playing in any group bigger that a small ensemble or community orchestra/band
  • I want a CC instead of BBb because before I started Brass Banding I was an orchestral CC player
  • Still planning to so some quintets, etc so I would like the best horn I can afford, so I'm not looking for the best possible
  • Other suggestions are very welcome and if you have seen one for sale please let me know/list]
    • Price range around 3K tops 4K
    Thanks
    Eddie
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Re: Input on Tuba Choice

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Of the three you listed, I would choose the St. Pete, but it is also probably the beefiest of the three, if that is not what you’re looking for.

Are you set on rotors? A used Yamaha 621 CC might fall into that price range and check all your boxes.

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Of those 3, I'd go with the St. Pete but I'd look closely at a Cerveny Piggy which should be close on price and right tool for what you described.
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Thanks, the St. Pete right now is my lowest priced option and is in silver which I prefer.
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Good afternoon Eddie.. I have a Cerveny piggy for sale that seems like it could be a perfect fit and I see another post made that suggestion. See my ad in the for sale section or hit me back for more details. I am located northwest Indianapolis. Good luck. Bernie
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Eddie, not sure your status here, but I would discuss trade with your wilson 3400 if still have that and thinking about making a change with it towards my cerveny piggy if that interests you. Have a great weekend. Bernie
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