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Postby harold » Sun Nov 07, 2004 4:28 pm

Anybody know of any resources available for research on Mahillon tubas?

I just bought a BBb with 4 top action pistons and am looking to get a date on this instrument.

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Postby Art Hovey » Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:06 am

See if Walter Sear's name is on it anywhere. He imported them back in the 1960's, and sold them out of his shop in Manhattan. Howard Johnson still uses one. Sear also rescued the Cerveny company from near-extinction. His whole fascinating story was written up in the journal of the New York Brass Conference two or three years ago. If you can't get a copy from Charles Colin Publishing then email me.
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Re: Mahillon Tubas

Postby sweber » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:54 am

You can get the year of production by the markings on the bell. Below the stamped name and information, there are some symbols:

1) A letter WITHIN a star… (A = 1901 to Z = 1926)
2) A letter BELOW the star…. (A = 1927 to Z = 1952)
3) A “dot” ABOVE a letter… (A = 1953 to Z = 1978)

Hope this helps… I found it in a PDF about the Mahillon company..
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Re: Mahillon Tubas

Postby the elephant » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:54 am

This post is very old. The man who went by "harold" passed away some years ago. It was really weird to see his screen name pop up again. The Internet can be really strange at times...

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Re: Mahillon Tubas

Postby sweber » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:37 pm

the elephant wrote:This post is very old. The man who went by "harold" passed away some years ago. It was really weird to see his screen name pop up again. The Internet can be really strange at times...

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Yes, I know that these are old posts. My teen son just bought one of these tubas, and I looked long and hard to get info on it. I was kind of proud to have found the dating system on this model!!
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Re: Mahillon Tubas

Postby Art Hovey » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:16 pm

Klaus asked me to send a copy of the Walter Sear interview by Ray Noguera. I have found it and uploaded it:

https://app.box.com/s/pa4nd1zvta82upk61iex6xer8drb998e

A fascinating story!

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Re: Mahillon Tubas

Postby imperialbari » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:34 pm

Art Hovey wrote:Klaus asked me to send a copy of the Walter Sear interview by Ray Noguera. I have found it and uploaded it:

https://app.box.com/s/pa4nd1zvta82upk61iex6xer8drb998e

A fascinating story!

-Art-


Thanks very much!

I saved it to iBooks on on my large iPad (I need large for any kind of reading), and the result showed up a tiny thumbnails in the upper lef corner of each page. Didn’t look promising, so I was very surprised to find out that their resolution is so high that zooming each thumbnail gives sharp and very readable pages. Good!

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Re: Mahillon Tubas

Postby bort » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:44 pm

Side note -- how do you pronounce "Mahillon"? Rhymes with "Dillon"? Or is that just how an American reads a foreign name? :)
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Re: Mahillon Tubas

Postby imperialbari » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:51 pm

Ma-ee-young

h is mute in French.

In my transcrition ee indicates the sound, but it should be short.

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Re: Mahillon Tubas

Postby Art Hovey » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:51 pm

Not many people here in the US would pronounce it correctly or would recognize the name if it were pronounced correctly, but Walter did try to do so.
Klaus, you might especially enjoy the info about Werner Stultz on page 44.
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Re: Mahillon Tubas

Postby Three Valves » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:58 pm

I pronounced it like...

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Re: Mahillon Tubas

Postby imperialbari » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:24 am

Maybe a better phonetic sample:

The term of ’mahjong’ is pronounced similarly by Danes and by Chinese, so likely also by Americans.

Mahillon sounds very much like mahjong, only there is a very brief ee before the -jong syllable.

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Re: Mahillon Tubas

Postby peterbas » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:30 pm

The 'jong' part in French is not really the same as in Englisch.
The 'j' hasn't the same emphasis and the 'g' isn't really pronounced.
Just type 'prononciation français' in too Google and then you can enter Mahillon in the box.

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