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Postby Steve Marcus » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:53 pm

Who is this tubist and what make/model tuba is he holding?

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Re: Who and What?

Postby Tubajug » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:04 pm

It looks like the BMB 6/4 horn to me.
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Re: Who and What?

Postby bloke » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:50 pm

The dependent 5th tells me "Big Mouth".

The large interior spaces hint at "built in C".

I don't know who the young man is, but "black tie" hints at "school orchestra" to me.
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Re: Who and What?

Postby Steve Marcus » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:24 pm

If it's a BMB, it can't be more than 6(?) years old. With all due respect to the tubist (student) and to the manufacturer and designer, I hope that's not what the lacquer finish looks like after a few years' handling.

Perhaps it's a second-hand horn, or a school-owned horn, or a prototype that had been in the hands of many at conferences, exhibits, etc. ...
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Re: Who and What?

Postby bort » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:40 pm

Can't you buy them in raw brass?

Also, not a great way to hold a tuba!
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Re: Who and What?

Postby PaulMaybery » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:50 am

Looks like the prototype BMB. It was featured a few years back at the Army Conference in raw brass.
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Re: Who and What?

Postby hup_d_dup » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:56 am

bort wrote:Also, not a great way to hold a tuba!


¿ Why not ?

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Re: Who and What?

Postby arpthark » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:18 am

Stress on the lead pipe - hold the big bows instead. I popped off a brace in my younger days this way.
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Re: Who and What?

Postby bort » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:27 am

arpthark wrote:Stress on the lead pipe - hold the big bows instead. I popped off a brace in my younger days this way.


Exactly -- I did this once a long time ago, too. :oops: It's the kind of mistake you only make once... although bending and distorting the leadpipe is also possible, and just as bad.
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Re: Who and What?

Postby MaryAnn » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:29 pm

Holding it that way is MUCH better than picking up your euphonium by the tuning slide, which I did when it was only two days new to me.
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