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Here is me, with a '68 or so 186 in the 'practice room' (garage)
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This lineup is the NKU Faculty Quintet. I'm the one with the tuba. I've been with this group 22+ years and I have less seniority than any save one. Unfortunately, though, we're hanging it up. Our final concert is Sunday. Jon Gresham - the trumpet guy to my right - is retiring.

That's my 983 I'm holding, by the way.

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Oops - Jon is to my left in the photo. Your right.
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Neptune wrote:With my Cerveny 701 showing just how massive is the Kaiser!

Holy smokes,, talk a bot a BAT!!!!!
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Even though these pictures don't actually include me, it does contain members of the current tuba/sousa line I am part of. These were taken before I joined. These guys sure are great friends.

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Seriously, great friends.
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marching with "up-right" tubas? yikes!
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Davy wrote:marching with "up-right" tubas? yikes!
That was for concert... our county doesn't have the most money, so we don't have concert uniforms. There is only one school in the county that does.
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Davy wrote:marching with "up-right" tubas? yikes!
I figured you would be more shocked that they were marching with the string bass. :shock:

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Tubaryan12 wrote:
Davy wrote:marching with "up-right" tubas? yikes!
I figured you be most shocked that they were marching with the string bass. :shock:
Exactly what I thought, haha. But yeah as I explained, that was us waiting for a concert, we don't have concert uniforms, most of the schools in this county don't.
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Here is me and my Amati/Kraslice 4 value rotary...
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My new 'ish' Rudolf Meinl 5/4 BBb, just got it today from Custom Music, formally for sale on
THAT great flea market site, ya know :mrgreen:
I think it was a Floor/demo model, they said it was never owned before. :tuba:

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The Rudi compared to my M&M BBb, wanna buy a M&M cheap? :P

I should have seen this coming, I put my G&W Bayamo in the receiver, it went in pretty far,
my Bach Megatone 7's shank almost vanishes, Yep, a Euro receiver :oops:
I think a visit to Dillons for a adjustable receiver is in order, or do I buy some Euro shank mpcs?
at least Tubas are not like Trombones, there's Tenor, Remington, and Bass shank sizes :mrgreen:
It sounds massive by the way, and it's easy to get rolling, I was SO set on getting a Miraphone 1291BBb 4p1rv,
then I did research on the Tubenet, the Rudi's started sounding like a better horn, the bore getting bigger sooner, and the distinctive flair of the bell, and the bugle wrap seem to make a better horn, IMHO.
Oh, its going to be a great concert season :tuba:
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I keep reading posts about how the Rudy 5/4 is better than my 1291 - is someone trying to tell me something?

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Waltski wrote:Here is me and my Amati/Kraslice 4 value rotary...
interesting looking mute you got there! :-)
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Tuba-G Bass wrote:Image
My new 'ish' Rudolf Meinl 5/4 BBb, just got it today from Custom Music, formally for sale on
THAT great flea market site, ya know :mrgreen:
I think it was a Floor/demo model, they said it was never owned before. :tuba:
...
I should have seen this coming, I put my G&W Bayamo in the receiver, it went in pretty far,
my Bach Megatone 7's shank almost vanishes, Yep, a Euro receiver :oops:
I think a visit to Dillons for a adjustable receiver is in order, or do I buy some Euro shank mpcs?
Don't mess with the receiver, buy a Euro shank mouthpiece. The Rudy doesn't actually have a receiver. What you see that looks like a receiver is actually a tube soldered over the end of the lead pipe. A receiver would attach to the *end* of the lead pipe. The mouthpiece actually sits in the end of the lead pipe in a RM tuba. To install an AGR, you would have to cut the end off the leadpipe (!) so it would not be reversible.
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Hi Gerard,
In my TubeNet research [oh what a great source of Tuba knowledge! Thanks TNFJ!] :tuba:
I read that a player had a nice new 1291 BBb 5 valve just like I was saving up for, and once he
tried a Rudi 5/4 BBb, he bought it and put the 1291 on consignment.
Plus a couple of highly respected tuba players, who get to kick the tires of all sorts of quality horns, own Rudi's
I will not name names, a search will reveal them, I had a chance to pick up a older pre-Bayreuth model for less than the 1291 BBb 5 banger is going for, plus hey, it seems to be a real insider's horn, there are very few dealers in North America, the company is a small shop,
he prefers to concentrate on quality rather than quantity.

You could travel to Pennsylvania and try mine if you like :mrgreen:
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cjk wrote:

Don't mess with the receiver, buy a Euro shank mouthpiece. The Rudy doesn't actually have a receiver. What you see that looks like a receiver is actually a tube soldered over the end of the lead pipe. A receiver would attach to the *end* of the lead pipe. The mouthpiece actually sits in the end of the lead pipe in a RM tuba. To install an AGR, you would have to cut the end off the leadpipe (!) so it would not be reversible.
Yes, I see what you are talking about, glad I asked before modifying the horn, once again,
the fine contributers to the board dispense sage advice!
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Hi Gerard,
In my TubeNet research [oh what a great source of Tuba knowledge! Thanks TNFJ!] :tuba:
I read that a player had a nice new 1291 BBb 5 valve just like I was saving up for, and once he
tried a Rudi 5/4 BBb, he bought it and put the 1291 on consignment.
Plus a couple of highly respected tuba players, who get to kick the tires of all sorts of quality horns, own Rudi's
I will not name names, a search will reveal them, I had a chance to pick up a older pre-Bayreuth model for less than the 1291 BBb 5 banger is going for, plus hey, it seems to be a real insider's horn, there are very few dealers in North America, the company is a small shop,
he prefers to concentrate on quality rather than quantity.

You could travel to Pennsylvania and try mine if you like :mrgreen:
Hi Tuba-G Bass

I would love to travel to Pennsylvania but I'm in Australia and not in a position to take a holiday at the moment. There's a guy who lives an hour and a half from me that I see at competitions who has a 1970's vintage Rudy 5/4 BBb (one of two? in the country - I have one of the three? 1291BBb's in Australia!!!!) - I've been meaning to ask him for a blow on his tuba. I remember the post you refered to above. I'm not sure how I would survive without my fifth valve though.

Rudy's are highly regarded in Melbourne. On the orchestral scene you're nobody unless you have a Rudy 5/4CC five valve and a Melton 45 F tuba.

Regards

Gerard (Almost offtopic - I do have some pictures of me with various tubas somewhere - I just have to figure out how to post them. Viewer discretion will be advised).
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Tuba-G Bass wrote:Image
My new 'ish' Rudolf Meinl 5/4 BBb, just got it today from Custom Music, formally for sale on
THAT great flea market site, ya know :mrgreen:
I think it was a Floor/demo model, they said it was never owned before. :tuba:

Image
The Rudi compared to my M&M BBb, wanna buy a M&M cheap? :P

I should have seen this coming, I put my G&W Bayamo in the receiver, it went in pretty far,
my Bach Megatone 7's shank almost vanishes, Yep, a Euro receiver :oops:
I think a visit to Dillons for a adjustable receiver is in order, or do I buy some Euro shank mpcs?
at least Tubas are not like Trombones, there's Tenor, Remington, and Bass shank sizes :mrgreen:
It sounds massive by the way, and it's easy to get rolling, I was SO set on getting a Miraphone 1291BBb 4p1rv,
then I did research on the Tubenet, the Rudi's started sounding like a better horn, the bore getting bigger sooner, and the distinctive flair of the bell, and the bugle wrap seem to make a better horn, IMHO.
Oh, its going to be a great concert season :tuba:

That's one hell of a nice BBb kaiser!!
My bank account says I should save some more, but I'll get one, some day...

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