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Re: Which coins?

Postby Michael Bush » Sat May 28, 2016 3:26 pm

58mark wrote:
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windshieldbug wrote:Keep it consistent...

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That would actually be cool.



Except that's from japan.

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Re: Which coins?

Postby sloan » Sun May 29, 2016 1:29 am

Four of these (1984 P):

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Re: Which coins?

Postby Tubaryan12 » Mon May 30, 2016 5:37 pm

I use Canadian pennies on my horn. They are put in place with hot melt glue. I like them because they have a slightly raised edge on them.
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Re: Which coins?

Postby iiipopes » Tue May 31, 2016 5:21 pm

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balchb wrote:Solder or super glue?

Solder

Definitely solder. Please avoid super glue. Not too long after joining the forum all those years ago, I made the mistake of recommending super glue on paddles in another thread. I was immediately, directly, and properly advised why this is not a good idea, especially due to the cyanide fumes that are released when heat is applied for any subsequent repair without the repair tech knowing what awaits.
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Re: Which coins?

Postby mctuba1 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:29 pm

I have added coins to many of my tubas and found the half dollar size works best. Although you can get quarters on the cheap they are just too small and dont look right on the larger tuba paddles. On my current alex i added 3 1/2 oz year 2000 silver Australian year of the dragon coins and on the 4th added the 2012 1/2 oz silver year of the dragon coin. The coins were a little smaller in 2000 then the 2012 coins. I like the Australian 1/2 oz silver because each year is done depending on the year of the zodiac, i just like the dragons because they look cool. Here is a video of what they look like, its hard to tell but they do the job in extending the paddles giving a little more grip and response. These will run 30 to 50 dollars each.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=03guqi1Tf1w

On my f tuba i added 1/2 oz silver libertads pre 1996 as they are a hair smaller than those after 1996. These will run about 30 dollars each.

You can really go all out and buy texas half dollar commemorative silver coins but they will run about 200 per coin. These are incredibly artistic but due to their rarity will cost you.

The most economic way is to get some US silver halfs like a franklin, kennedy and walking liberty and add those. These will be in the 10 to 15 dollar range. Personally i like the walkers the best.

I recommend only using silver halves as the clad just doesnt look as good. This is from someone who has done it on about 20 tubas i have owned and if you ever see an alex 163 for sale with silver halves it was probably mine at one point. Take some pics when you get done.
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Re: Which coins?

Postby mctuba1 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:32 pm

sloan wrote:Four of these (1984 P):

1894P.jpg


These would look cool but at almost an ounce per coin and the size being about 38 mm they are just too big. Now if you could find one that is super slick that might work on the 4th paddle.
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Re: Which coins?

Postby sloan » Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:56 pm

mctuba1 wrote:
sloan wrote:Four of these (1984 P):

1894P.jpg


These would look cool but at almost an ounce per coin and the size being about 38 mm they are just too big. Now if you could find one that is super slick that might work on the 4th paddle.


not to mention the cost...
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Re: Which coins?

Postby T. J. Ricer » Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:30 pm

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Re: Which coins?

Postby Greg Lecewicz » Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:20 pm

Anything silver, maybe the old silver quarters ?
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Re: Which coins?

Postby 58mark » Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:26 pm

T. J. Ricer wrote:New in Switzerland:
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that is epic. Is that real?
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Re: Which coins?

Postby bort » Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:44 pm

Yep! 25 CHF + 30 CHF for shipping... that's a little more than $55 US. Sounds a little spendy for finger paddles, but that's only a little more than $130 for a set of 4. Maybe with the money you saved by buying Chinese...? :P

https://www.swissmintshop.admin.ch/cshop_smt/b2c/maintainBasket/(layout=7.01-14_125_128_4_128_127_3&uiarea=2"%20%20target="_blank)/.do?productguid=2C59E545D7371EE4A6C9B429761291049C8E993228671EE4ADD2350941B35ADE&productarea=2C59E545D7371EE4A6C9B42976129104&scenario=basket&detailScenario=basket&showProductDetails=true
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Re: Which coins?

Postby bort » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:42 pm

T. J. Ricer wrote:New in Switzerland:
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FYI, I just bought a handful of these. I only want one for myself, but wanted to make the shipping costs worthwhile.

I'm going to post them for sale here when I get a chance, the price will be my break-even cost... the cost of the coin + a fraction of the shipping from Switzerland, plus shipping to you here in the US.
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Re: Which coins?

Postby bloke » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:05 pm

diameter...??
material...??
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Re: Which coins?

Postby bloke » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:09 pm

bort wrote:Maybe with the money you saved by buying Chinese...? :P


sidebar, but...
When I go to the TOOL STORE, I ALWAYS look for these fine AMERICAN-sounding brands:

- Central
- Chicago
- Pittsburgh

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Re: Which coins?

Postby bort » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:25 pm

bloke wrote:diameter...??
material...??


I'll post a proper FS ad in the next day or two... but they are .835 silver, 33 mm (~1.3 inches), and weigh 20 g (about 0.7 oz). A little bigger than a US half dollar.
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Re: Which coins?

Postby bloke » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:26 pm

ok...too large for a rotary finger spatula insert...

thnx !
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Re: Which coins?

Postby 58mark » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:29 pm

I've used a half dollar on a spatula, but not four of them. It's easy to use one

That pic is a half dollar on the left, and a Susan b Anthony on the right

One might be great for a 5th valve!
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Re: Which coins?

Postby bloke » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:43 pm

yep...too large. :wink:
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Re: Which coins?

Postby imperialbari » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:30 pm

If you want to add real value to your instrument, coins may not be the answer.

Get your self a set of 4 of the largest bill you can afford.

Wrap one around each paddle and fasten with rubber bands.
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Re: Which coins?

Postby 58mark » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:32 pm

Well, I don't think I"m going to add any coins at this point.

After building a better linkage to get the valve spatulas at a normal position (parallel with the body of the horn) I find them to be quite ergonomic and comfortable now

I'm actually shocked at how much difference it made.
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