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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby djwpe » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:40 pm

Doc wrote:
djwpe wrote:Man, Schlep. You're a tall one. I have a 496 Hagen and in have to adjust the stand to keep the bottom bow between my thighs to get the mouthpiece to my mouth. If I held it the way you're holding it, the mouthpiece would hit me in the forehead.


I've tried a 496, and though that pic might be deceiving, it's no small tuba. I've also stood next to Wayne more than once. He is one tall drink of water, that's for sure. And I'm very proud (and a bit envious) he acquired a new Hagen.


You and I are in agreement. I find it a big 5/4 tuba, and he makes it look like a F.

BTW, Doc, I have the TU-43 that came with my 496 that I'm not presently using. PM me and let's work out a loan for trial per your earlier.

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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby Bob Kolada » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:18 pm

djwpe wrote:Man, Schlep. You're a tall one. I have a 496 Hagen and in have to adjust the stand to keep the bottom bow between my thighs to get the mouthpiece to my mouth. If I held it the way you're holding it, the mouthpiece would hit me in the forehead.




I played the Siegfried at Midwest some years ago and Marcus (and I think Steve Ferguson? he was right next door) laughed at how it looked like a "normal tuba" on me... :mrgreen:
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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby TheTuba » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:36 am

Welp, the time has come

TheTuba( Raghul :shock: ) with his "tried and true" Miraphone 186

Taken before my Region 31 concert preformance

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id= ... EfpZ1aB-pF
Still searching for a 8/4 EEb
I mean if you want to, you can buy me the tuba in my name :P
If you're selling a good BBb or CC 5/4 or large 4/4 with 5 valves in 2021 under 6,000, please, contact me!
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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby Mike C855B » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:54 am

New here - can't believe I just found this forum - but playing for 50 years. Here's me and a friend:

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I love the way the horn hides the middle-age spread. :lol:
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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby ppalan » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:12 pm

Hi,

Welcome to Tubenet. I only found this place by accident because of a sax player telling me his brother had seen an Eb tuba for sale. (I'd been looking for one that didn't cost an arm and a leg.)...found it too. So again welcome.

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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby Mike C855B » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:23 pm

Thanks for the welcome, Pete (and Mark), and nice meeting you. I found the forum searching for BBb/CC comparisons; and now know I have too few orchestra opportunities to rationalize a CC.

Growing up in Southern California in the '60s I'm only very recently discovering that my school years were spent in the shadow of tuba greats the likes of Roger Bobo (of course), Tommy Johnson and Gene Pokorny. I knew of Roger and heard him with LASO a few times, but never met any of them that I recall, although I may have very well played alongside Gene at some event - particularly a massed tuba performance at USC.

I have regrets about not majoring in tuba or even music for that matter, but the computer engineering career kept food on the table, something that was not looking especially good for a tuba performance major at the time. Managed to get a couple of studio gigs in the '70s through connections, but life got in the way and the horn went silent for a few years.
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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby Mark E. Chachich » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:51 pm

I left professional music many years ago for neuroscience because a steady check was necessary. My music degree and what it gave to me was the foundation to get a Ph.D. and work as a research neuropathologist at the NIH and then become a professor at Towson University. My point, music is important! Do not have regrets, be thankful that you are a musician. Again, welcome to TubeNet!

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