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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby roweenie » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:46 am

bloke wrote:
roweenie wrote:I hope that one of our many Tubenet phenoms will snap it up before it is too late - maybe it might even show up in the "Horns That Won Gigs" thread........


more likely imo, "horn that gigged one"

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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby PaulMaybery » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:55 am

York/Conn. BBb 4 = 1.
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby CLDmusic » Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:12 pm

tank wrote:I am curious if Gnagey ever made a 6/4 BBb.


Yup. I've got one right here. I went into a trade with a BMB 4V 6/4 BBb, did some A/B blind testing with the trumpet player I took along listening. He said something along the lines of "If you don't make that trade, I'll hurt you."

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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby Sam Gnagey » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:01 pm

For everyone's information I am near completion of a silver 5-valve 4/4 CC and am working on a 5-valve Martin 6/4 BBb. The 4/4 CC has a York 19.5" bell. I'll be offering the 4/4 CC for sale when it's done, probably in a couple weeks.
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby mshores » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:11 pm

I'm liking those large BBb tubas.
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby Art Hovey » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:01 pm

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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby bigbob » Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:44 am

First 6/4 CC Martin/gnagey king miraphone revamped by Stover...This is the first! The sound is full and rattles the windows in my practice/computer/music room <S> The 4 valves now look the same size even though the last one is a Conn ...He put a new spoon lever and connection to the rotary 5th valve (easier to acsess) He polished it nice but I'm letting it go back to dull with a shiny front all in all He did a very fine job.....BB
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby bigbob » Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:47 am

A few more!
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby Steve Marcus » Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:16 am

bigbob wrote:First 6/4 CC Martin/gnagey king miraphone


That's the same bugle as on the 6/4 Martin CC that Joseph Agnew is selling:

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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby bigbob » Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:46 am

WOW!! Is that one beautiful Instrument.....Is that a fair price?
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby Sam Gnagey » Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:56 am

If my memory serves me right, the bugle on Agnew's tuba is even larger than Big Bob's. I think it's the most massive instrument that I've ever seen in person.
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby Adam Peck » Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:25 pm

Tourville & Cie (Bohland & Fuchs) 6 valve Eb. With help from Harve Hartman.
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby Dubby » Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:26 pm

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Here's my new BBb horn from Tabor. It's next to a Yamaha 641 for reference.
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby Tubajug » Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:48 pm

Nice! I forget, is it a York/King combo?
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby Dubby » Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:05 pm

It's a King and Holton combo I believe with a bell from a Getzen G-50
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby Tubajug » Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:07 pm

I can't believe I've failed to post mine. The first was just a Bach 3-valve that needed a new bell. Dan Shultz made one for me from a Conn stack and Blessing flare:

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I did the initial build of combining a King body and valveset with a Holton Monster Eb bell and bottom bow:

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I then sent it off to Dan Schultz for dent removal and other tweaking. It's my main horn for the foreseeable future. I like it!

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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby TubaZac2012 » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:51 pm

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This is my favorite CC that I've owned. If you need to know my history just ask. This is a York, King, Reynolds CC if I'm remembering correctly. Amazing piece of plumbing. Need a super solid and gorgeous sounding horn contact group member Tabor.
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby Dubby » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:48 am

TubaZac2012 wrote:
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This is my favorite CC that I've owned. If you need to know my history just ask. This is a York, King, Reynolds CC if I'm remembering correctly. Amazing piece of plumbing. Need a super solid and gorgeous sounding horn contact group member Tabor.


I have been thoroughly enjoying the horn I got from Tabor as well. He does awesome work!
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby TubaZac2012 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:06 am

Dubby wrote:
TubaZac2012 wrote:
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This is my favorite CC that I've owned. If you need to know my history just ask. This is a York, King, Reynolds CC if I'm remembering correctly. Amazing piece of plumbing. Need a super solid and gorgeous sounding horn contact group member Tabor.


I have been thoroughly enjoying the horn I got from Tabor as well. He does awesome work!

Awesome my good sir is a HUGE understatement. I'm gonna get him to make me a BAT eventually.
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Re: FRANKENTUBAS

Postby Toobalicious » Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:16 pm

The third 6/4 CC by Sam Gnagey. Cerveny bell, Conn wrap, and King valves. Love it!
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