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Anybody ever see or play one of these???

Postby Casca Grossa » Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:53 pm

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Why have 3 valves when you can have 6 and a main tuning slide kicker???
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Re: Anybody ever see or play one of these???

Postby Mark Finley » Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:58 pm

a couple of years ago the reviews were terrible, but the plastic tuba industry has come a long way since then
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Re: Anybody ever see or play one of these???

Postby Casca Grossa » Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:34 pm

Nothing I would purchase. Just never saw anything like it before. If it played in tune, might be something nice for standing gigs though. I hate the fact that as I get older, anything that looks light weight starts to catch my eye.
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Re: Anybody ever see or play one of these???

Postby Mark Finley » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:16 pm

In the last two years these things have gone from a joke to something that might be considered under certain circumstances. Hopefully the new one is better than it was when this post was written

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Re: Anybody ever see or play one of these???

Postby Alex C » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:14 am

I played the CoolWinds tuba at the last TMEA Convention, I would buy that. The Tiger Tuba seemed to play OK but if you use valve oil it "melts" the silicon used in the rotors and they freeze up permanently, or so it seems. The CoolWinds model I played had metal (aluminum? very light weight) rotors. That's what the guys at the booth said, metal rotors.

I've never seen or played that model plastic tuba in your post.

Have a look at Coolwinds (I do not represent that manufacturer). I think you'll be surprised.

I should add that the price is not all to consider. Shipping is not cheap, probably adding at least $150 to the price, possibly more. It also takes six weeks or more to deliver. I don't know if customs has been paid at that price. Ask Viola. Buying directly from overseas can be a hassle.
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Re: Anybody ever see or play one of these???

Postby Dan Schultz » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:41 pm

That think looks interesting. Does anyone know if the pistons are running plastic on plastic? ... or does it have brass pistons and sleeved casings?
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Re: Anybody ever see or play one of these???

Postby Mark » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:49 pm

Is that a Yamaha 621 clone?
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Re: Anybody ever see or play one of these???

Postby Tubajug » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:05 pm

Mark wrote:Is that a Yamaha 621 clone?


Looks like it to me.
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Re: Anybody ever see or play one of these???

Postby zombie2u » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:06 am

Mark wrote:Is that a Yamaha 621 clone?


According to the page it's in C
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Re: Anybody ever see or play one of these???

Postby Wes Krygsman » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:08 am

Anyone a guinea pig for these?

It's definitely a Yamaha 621 copy, and it says b flat or c key which Yamaha also makes both keys.

I'm just wondering if this would be any good or even playable at all. For $500 it might be worth it if it's usable.
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Re: Anybody ever see or play one of these???

Postby zombie2u » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:24 am

Wes Krygsman wrote:Anyone a guinea pig for these?

It's definitely a Yamaha 621 copy, and it says b flat or c key which Yamaha also makes both keys.

I'm just wondering if this would be any good or even playable at all. For $500 it might be worth it if it's usable.


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Re: Anybody ever see or play one of these???

Postby groovlow » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:01 pm

Just remember how many household devices you have thrown away as non functional & non repairable junk because a plastic component failed.
Not to mention the cost of disposal...... :!:
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Re: Anybody ever see or play one of these???

Postby Casca Grossa » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:13 pm

groovlow wrote:Just remember how many household devices you have thrown away as non functional & non repairable junk because a plastic component failed.
Not to mention the cost of disposal...... :!:


I don't think I would ever buy one. Was just curious if anyone had seen it in person. For that price though you could probably see your money come back to you in just a few gigs. If anything fails on it or it becomes non-repairable, it would make a pretty cool bird bath.
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