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Postby Ted Cox » Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:06 pm

I'm posting this photo because I thought the picture was pretty cool. One of our bass players took this photo. This is the Oklahoma City Philharmonic during a pops concert last season. From the top down, me (Ted Cox, one of my Alexander tubas) Noel Seals, Irv Wagner, John Allen, Karl Sievers, Jay Wilkinson, and Michael Anderson.
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Postby hbcrandy » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:15 pm

Ted Cox wrote:I'm posting this photo because I thought the picture was pretty cool. One of our bass players took this photo. This is the Oklahoma City Philharmonic during a pops concert last season.


That is a great photo, gentlemen.
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Postby T. J. Ricer » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:39 pm

Here's a cool shot from the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra's John Williams concert last season... Trombones left to right are Jason Byerlotzer, Mike Maier, and Jared Lantzy (bass), and I'm playing my Yamaha YFB-821:

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Postby Gongadin » Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:49 am

Street Brass performing at Harbourfront in Toronto. I'm on the left with the Conn 36-K Raincatcher.
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Postby davidgilbreath » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:23 am

Taken at the Paulding County Fine Arts Festival (11 Oct) with the Dixie Saints, one of the groups that "allows" me to play with them.

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Re: POST YOUR LOW BRASS SECTION PHOTO HERE

Postby bearphonium » Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:51 am

A statistical anomaly. The low tubas in the Oregon Tuba Ensemble for a recent concert to help the Eugene Concert Choir celebrate their 40th Anniversary Christmas Concert. From right, Susan Daily, Emily Barron, Ally House and Georgia Rennie. First time I can recall that the entire low tuba section was women. Horns are a YBB 301, a St. Pete, a VMI 201 and an Eastman.

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Re: POST YOUR LOW BRASS SECTION PHOTO HERE

Postby Heavy_Metal » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:40 pm

Bel Air Community Band - Winter 2014 Tuba Section: The Alexanders are Taking Over

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From left: Cheryl Wald (unk make German BBb), Jim Laisure (Alex 163 CC) me (Alex BBb, unk model) Mark Chachich, principal (Alex 163 CC)

For Alex fans, here is a shot of all our Alex players:

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Jim, me, Mark and Thomas Boram with his Alex French Horn.
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Postby cambrook » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:34 pm

Principal Trombone Josh Davis promoted to the tuba section of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra for a recent performance of Don Quixote with Misha Maisky.

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Re: POST YOUR LOW BRASS SECTION PHOTO HERE

Postby imperialbari » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:55 pm

Interesting receiver and slim valve buttons on the euphonium.

Please tell about these.

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Re: POST YOUR LOW BRASS SECTION PHOTO HERE

Postby cambrook » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:46 pm

Hi Klauss,

I don't know the exact model number etc, but it's an Adams euphonium - from memory the body is the medium weight lacquered brass with a silver bell. It has an Adams adjustable gap receiver.

It sounds very good in the orchestra, but I admit I have a soft spot for the original Hirsbrunner ones with the lever on the tuning slide. I know they might not be every euphonium players' favourite, but I think they make a great tenor tuba sound in an orchestral context.

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Re: POST YOUR LOW BRASS SECTION PHOTO HERE

Postby bububassboner » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:16 am

Heavy_Metal wrote:Bel Air Community Band - Winter 2014 Tuba Section: The Alexanders are Taking Over

DSCI0200s.JPG

From left: Cheryl Wald (unk make German BBb), Jim Laisure (Alex 163 CC) me (Alex BBb, unk model) Mark Chachich, principal (Alex 163 CC)

For Alex fans, here is a shot of all our Alex players:

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Jim, me, Mark and Thomas Boram with his Alex French Horn.


Your Alex BBb is just a very old version of the 163. Alexander has one just like it sitting in their factory. I can't see detail on the shields that are on the bell but I'm guessing pre WW1.
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Re: POST YOUR LOW BRASS SECTION PHOTO HERE

Postby PaulMaybery » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:00 pm

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Re: POST YOUR LOW BRASS SECTION PHOTO HERE

Postby Heavy_Metal » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:17 pm

bububassboner wrote: Your Alex BBb is just a very old version of the 163. Alexander has one just like it sitting in their factory. I can't see detail on the shields that are on the bell but I'm guessing pre WW1.


Thanks- if that's true, the bore on these horns was increased at some point in time. The 163's bore has been 20.5 mm/0.807" for years, while this one is just under 20 mm/0.787" as measured at Baltimore Brass. The valve circuit tubing on this tuba is noticeably smaller too, though I don't have measurements on it. But here is a shot of the shield, which at least shows the name:

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Interestingly enough, Gebruder Alexander's site lists the 163's bore as 21.5 mm/0.846", which is the same as that of the 164. Not sure if that's a glitch or not:

http://www.gebr-alexander.de/en/instrum ... a-mod-163/
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Re: POST YOUR LOW BRASS SECTION PHOTO HERE

Postby Mark E. Chachich » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:19 pm

bububassboner wrote: "Your Alex BBb is just a very old version of the 163. Alexander has one just like it sitting in their factory. I can't see detail on the shields that are on the bell but I'm guessing pre WW1."

That makes sense, Frank's Alex sounds like a 163 and blends with the two 163s in the section very well. The shield looks like an Alexander shield that I saw on an Alex made around 1900. Whatever model Frank's Alex is and whenever it was made, it sounds very good in our section. Also, the intonation in our section is excellent with the three Alexanders.

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Re: POST YOUR LOW BRASS SECTION PHOTO HERE

Postby Heavy_Metal » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:43 pm

I think a trip to Mainz is in order!

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Re: POST YOUR LOW BRASS SECTION PHOTO HERE

Postby Heavy_Metal » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:47 pm

PaulMaybery wrote:New Sousa Band photo from Mid West. 2011
Don Harry, Tim Olt, Gil Corella, Willy Clarke, T.J. Ricer, Paul Maybery (Holton Rain Catcher)


That's some serious firepower! Might I ask what the other horns are?
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Re: POST YOUR LOW BRASS SECTION PHOTO HERE

Postby hbcrandy » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:36 am

Mark E. Chachich wrote: Also, the intonation in our section is excellent with the three Alexanders.


Gee, Mark. Everyone on Tubenut knows that no one can play Alexanders in tune, especially when there are BBb's and CC's in the same section.
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Re: POST YOUR LOW BRASS SECTION PHOTO HERE

Postby PaulMaybery » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:05 am

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Not totally sure of the models, but Don has his signature Mirafone CC, Tim with a Gnagey CC, Gil with a Miraphone CC, Willy with a Rudi CC, T.J. with a Nirsch CC, and Yours Truly with a Chicago Holton 6/4 Raincatcher. (the token BBb)
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Re: POST YOUR LOW BRASS SECTION PHOTO HERE

Postby PaulMaybery » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:09 am

Here is a neat photo from a concert last fall with the Minnetonka Concert Band (Minnesota). I used the cimbasso on a couple of select numbers where it was appropriate.
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