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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby Tubajug » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:38 am

Interesting bracing there Tabor. It gives it a very "beefy" look. What were the donor parts on that one? I can see the King valves, what else did you use?
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby bloke » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:47 am

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bloke wrote:The 5th rotor was left in place, and the small-size main slide bore (.5mm larger than 6450) remained in place as well. The 6450 main slide crook was re-tapered slightly to meet up with the .5mm larger bore on the small side.

Doing that stuff (regardless of one's judgement of the *type* of sound) electrified the instrument...

...and yeah, I liked my hybrid (much of the same stuff, but with the original 2165/Holton-shaped bell PLUS an old 1990-vintage bell ring) better than that hybrid. Same "electricity"...just a bit more "jolly".


Did you get rid of your 2165, Joe? I remember it from when I used to come here a lot 4-5 years ago, but I've been fairly absent since.


Matt Walters sold it to me off the floor at D.M. (website). I had played it a month early at the Army Conference...virtually new cond.

I also stuck M.A.W. valves in it, fwiw.
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby Tabor » Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:10 pm

Tubajug wrote:Interesting bracing there Tabor. It gives it a very "beefy" look. What were the donor parts on that one? I can see the King valves, what else did you use?


Grbic (york) and King bugle. The heavy 1 piece bracing is made from flat brass bar stock. The thumb paddle started as a silver fork & some brass rod from Tractor Supply.
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby roweenie » Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:39 pm

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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby KiltieTuba » Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:53 pm

what key is it in?
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby roweenie » Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:58 pm

E flat.
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby YORK-aholic » Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:34 am

roweenie wrote:E-flat York bugle, Conn 4J (.656) valve set, rotary 5th valve (.728), Yamaha 201 bell.

I also have an original detachable upright York bell (18 1/2" diameter), but I find the Yamaha bell (17 1/2") gives a slightly more focused sound, especially in the register below low B flat.


Can you measure the circumference of the both sides of the bottom bow, next to the ferrule? On my 20" bell York monster Eb, the big side is 14 5/8" around and the small side is 10 1/2" around. I'm just curious about those 18" belled York Ebs and how they fit into the York line up.
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby tuben » Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:21 am

roweenie wrote:E-flat York bugle, Conn 4J (.656) valve set, rotary 5th valve (.728), Yamaha 201 bell.

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That's one hell of a looking tuba :!: Sounds like a 15" bell Besson Eb?
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby roweenie » Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:54 pm

Yes, lots of pep, for sure!

Actually, I have contemplated putting a side-action set on a 15" bell Besson (or Boosey). Haven't found one suitable ($$) to me yet.
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby Tabor » Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:50 pm

roweenie wrote:E-flat York bugle, Conn 4J (.656) valve set, rotary 5th valve (.728), Yamaha 201 bell.

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I also have an original detachable upright York bell (18 1/2" diameter), but I find the Yamaha bell (17 1/2") gives a slightly more focused sound, especially in the register below low B flat.


Nice. 8)
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby vespa50sp » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:18 pm

[quote="roweenie"]E-flat York bugle, Conn 4J (.656) valve set, rotary 5th valve (.728), Yamaha 201 bell.

very nice horn. What part is Eb York bugle (a Eb York tuba?)

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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby roweenie » Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:37 pm

Everything from the main tuning slide to the detachable bell stack. The recording bell is also York, while the upright detachable bell pictured is Yamaha. I also have a York detachable bell, but I don't have a picture right now...

The original 3 valve set was also .656, so I felt as though the Conn 4J set was a good match.
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby Tabor » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:00 pm

This one is almost done. I still want to do some more with polishing and cleaning stuff up, maybe add a thumb ring. I just modified the 4th slide so it fit the horn a little better.

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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby Tabor » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:19 am

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King valves and W. Nirschl body.
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby Stryk » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:11 am

Looks great, Tabor!
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby flamingo19518 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:19 pm

My God, that horn is huge! I have never seen one like it. I wouldn't have been able to pick it up, let alone play it, before my hearing loss. Mazel Tov!!
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