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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby Wyvern » Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:06 pm

Here is me with my custom gold brass Melton 2040/5 Eb.
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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby Donn » Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:50 pm

Neptune wrote:How does it play? I would imagine good for standing gigs - not too heavy?


Light as a feather, and the oval shape makes it very stable. Ergonomically ... it either works or it doesn't, I have to hoist it up a bit to play. This is essentially the same as the current Cerveny F, I think the bore is something like .720. Intonation is fine, no issues on the low end, tone is ... focused? I can't say I have really used it much. Søren (? my browser renders it more like SÀ,ren) had a nice one up for sale in December.
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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby tuben » Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:35 pm

Neptune wrote:Here is me with my custom gold brass Melton 2040/5 Eb.


That is one DREAMY looking tuba....

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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby Dean E » Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:03 am

Bob1062 wrote:Slick (new?) horn Dean!!

Thanks Bob. The Yamaha YFB822 Custom is a very nice F horn and has drawn several favorable comments from the musicians in my community bands. Kenneth Heinlein sold it to me last December.
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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby eupher61 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:58 am

Jonathan, you are single handedly smashing every stereotype of UK tuba players--Besson, Besson, Besson, compensating, BBb/Eb only, pistons only....

I know, JF and the Holton etc, but still...

Donn, my older Cerveny (first page of the thread, I think..maybe second) and yours are really similar, they sure stayed with a good design. The bracing is almost identical. Yeah, the oval shape is great until an outdoor gig comes up in December. I don't quite fit it well with a heavy coat, it's more comfortable to play left-handed than right!
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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby ginnboonmiller » Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:37 pm

Okay, here's me with my old quartet, playing my stolen-and-never-recovered Rudi Meinl 3/4 CC.

No pics yet with my insurance setllement horn, a B&S PT-5P. All in due time.
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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby Wyvern » Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:40 pm

eupher61 wrote:Jonathan, you are single handedly smashing every stereotype of UK tuba players--Besson, Besson, Besson, compensating, BBb/Eb only, pistons only....

Yes, I kind of like being a maverick 8) :lol:

My reasons for going the route I have are three fold - the greater reliability of rotary valves (after having got fed up with sticking pistons), the better ergonomics (which became important following an injury) and the wider tonal pallet offered.

Jonathan "who played Besson for 30 years before breaking the mould"
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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby eupher61 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:54 pm

ginnboonmiller wrote:Okay, here's me with my old quartet, playing my stolen-and-never-recovered Rudi Meinl 3/4 CC.

No pics yet with my insurance setllement horn, a B&S PT-5P. All in due time.


was that quartet named "Gravity Defiant"?
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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby BavarianFanfare » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:29 pm

Dear TubeNet Community:

Here I am with my VMI 2103 BB-Flat.

Cheers,

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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby BavarianFanfare » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:37 pm

Dear TubeNet Community:

Here is a second photo with me & my Miraphone 187 BB-Flat Tuba.

Cheers,

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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby ginnboonmiller » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:10 pm

eupher61 wrote:
ginnboonmiller wrote:Okay, here's me with my old quartet, playing my stolen-and-never-recovered Rudi Meinl 3/4 CC.

No pics yet with my insurance setllement horn, a B&S PT-5P. All in due time.


was that quartet named "Gravity Defiant"?


No, but I can tell you - that club had the worst raked stage I've ever played.
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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby Daniel C. Oberloh » Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:46 pm

Puget Brass "Big Iron Club''.
Me with my HB-2P (far left) and my Friends (left to right).

KenS with his HB-2P, TonyE with his Holton BBb 345 and the late Shawn Mckinney (aka Harold) with his Holton 345.

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My Pal Shawn, (shortly before his passing a year ago) with my rotary Eb Martin. This image was taken just before the two of us took it apart and started its restoration. He was real friend and I sure do miss him. Happy Easter.

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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby G H Boyd » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:03 am

katietes wrote:Me and my MW2145... Sorry it's not a helicon..!
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From the look of the chair you are on, are you a elementary school teacher :?:
If you are, do you play for the children in your classroom on the tuba :?:
What do they think about the size and sound of the tuba you play :?:
Do you get lots of questions about the tuba :?:
Most elementary school teachers play piano.

As part of the Scottish Cultural Society, I use to play bagpipes at Chicago public schools as part of the SCS's cultural music program.
I always had a very good time playing for the kids and entertaining the questions they had.
Some of the kids ask some amazing questions.
I think it would be outstanding for kids to have teachers with other music skills than what is normally traditional.
It creates a whole new way of being musically creative.

Thanks for your input.
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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby katietes » Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:25 pm

G H Boyd wrote:
katietes wrote:Me and my MW2145... Sorry it's not a helicon..!
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From the look of the chair you are on, are you a elementary school teacher :?:
If you are, do you play for the children in your classroom on the tuba :?:
What do they think about the size and sound of the tuba you play :?:
Do you get lots of questions about the tuba :?:
Most elementary school teachers play piano.

As part of the Scottish Cultural Society, I use to play bagpipes at Chicago public schools as part of the SCS's cultural music program.
I always had a very good time playing for the kids and entertaining the questions they had.
Some of the kids ask some amazing questions.
I think it would be outstanding for kids to have teachers with other music skills than what is normally traditional.
It creates a whole new way of being musically creative.

Thanks for your input.
George H. Boyd :tuba:



Actually, this picture was taken at a church where my University Wind Orchestra was having a concert. I'm not sure where the tiny chair came from, but the consensus with the group was that I needed a picture with the tuba sitting on it!!

However, my mom's a kindergarten teacher, and whenever I've back from school, I usually go to her classroom (and the surrounding ones as soon as they hear me!) and play for her students. They're always floored by the size of the instrument, and I've put together a little program for them about the tuba. We play name that tune with age-appropriate songs, talk about the differences between the brass instruments, that sort of thing. One part I really like is to bring a tape measure, and have a student take one end and walk to show how long a trumpet measures stretched out, a trombone... then the tuba. It's a great visual tool for them. Sometimes I bring along a couple of extra mouthpieces and let them practice buzzing with me. It's so much fun!
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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby G H Boyd » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:50 pm

Very good work. :mrgreen: :tuba: 8)

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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby tubaribonephone » Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:56 pm

This is my girlfriend and I after our dress rehearsal the night we performed at Carnegie Hall.
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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby AndyCat » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:36 pm

Here's a couple. Haven't got any of my Imperial EEb yet.
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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby peter birch » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:52 pm

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This is a picture of me and my tuba (a courtois 181) playing at my fathers 80th birthday celebration recently
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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby tubatom91 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:42 pm

Sextet gig with a choir, it was cool to work with other musicians.
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Re: Me & My Tuba, Add You & Yours

Postby PDCIITuba » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:51 pm

Me at my all state concert playing my schools (although i wish it was mine) Yamaha YBB641Image

and then me playing at my schools talent show playing some rock tunes on my schools fiberglass sousaphoneImage
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