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Mirafone - Model 185 cc

Postby kathott » Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:22 pm

The Mirafone 185 has always been relegated to the status of white elephant, sandwiched between the more clearly defined 186 and 184 models. I don’t own one and have played only a few, but it is the perfect instrument on which to perform Carmina Burana.
I believe an early L.A. Tubadours recording featured a variety of the Mirafone tuba line, with a euphonium on the top part.
Who uses one in a professional capacity?
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Re: instrument for Carmina......

Postby PaulMaybery » Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:18 am

I've done it on several occasions on both CC and F. I suppose the F lends itself well to the work. The high Es seem to pop easily. And ... that little gem of a 2 note solo in "In Taberna" gets a real nasty sound on the F tuba. My F is a 6/4 so it gets plenty of sound, similar to a CC but with the F focus. But really... whatever works.
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Re: Mirafone - Model 185 cc

Postby kathott » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:32 pm

Anyone play one regularly? Vintage?
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Re: Mirafone - Model 185 cc

Postby Will Jones » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:19 pm

No but i want one! I’d even consider learning cc...
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Re: Mirafone - Model 185 cc

Postby bloke » Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:15 pm

I'd wager that the majority of them - when new - were shipped to Cookeville, Tennessee in the 1970's.
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Re: Mirafone - Model 185 cc

Postby Wayne Rice » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:37 pm

An R. Winston Morris reference. Titan of the tuba!
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