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It's a big sounding tuba in a small package.
Post Piggy pix, perhaps? Posthaste, preferably!
For real, I love the sound of a Piggy. I owned John Cradler's old one for a few months, I believe that's floating around here now. Excellent little tuba.
already been done
you guys are making me regret selling my piggy I owned for 18 years. Thanks a lot
On the previous page the photos show my Sear piggy in the top photo. I know as has the Rudy Meinl valve paddles and linkages on it.
Putting it consisely the piggy is a small horn you can "push". You can get it to play a lot bigger than it looks.
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Joe, I'm curious about how the .795" dimension meeting up with the .835" might have affected the tone, resistance, etc. If Cerveny had used .835" bore rotors, would that have made the Piggy even better than it was? Would it have become an air hog?
' distant past stories (back when it was vogue-ish to buy these...basically: the playable/cheap predecessor to East German-then-Russian-then-Chinese tubas) told of "scooping" those rotors.
Rotary valves (in general) are part of the resistance formula of tubas. Rotary valves, generally, tend to add resistance anyway (when compared to piston valves).
The only issues I had with those "Cerv'-Piggy" tubas were  the same as with any only-four-valves C tuba...plus  the "wild" intonation I encountered with some of them just below the middle of the staff (C/B).
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