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Postby kkg » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:38 pm

Would someone weigh their Wisemann 900 and report the results?
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Re: weight of Wisemann 900

Postby bloke » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:37 pm

There is not one here to weigh, BUT...
Elsewhere on this site, a PT-6P is reported at 22.7 lbs., and...
I know that (at least) the pistons and buttons on a Wisemann copy weigh less than the German valves and buttons.
Rounding the weight DOWN to 22 lbs. might (??) be a pretty darn good GUESS.
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Re: weight of Wisemann 900

Postby Tampaworth » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:26 am

Finally got around to weighing it. Without mouthpiece and with Bloke Buttons I get 23.2 lbs on a decent quality bathroom digital scale on tile. It is reproducible over multiple tries to the tenth of a pound. I can't vouch for the exactness, but I zeroed the scale and do find it more reliable on tile vs carpet.
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Re: weight of Wisemann 900

Postby kkg » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:08 am

Thanks to both of you responders. This horn is at least 5 pounds less than my BMB 865.
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Re: weight of Wisemann 900

Postby bloke » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:20 am

It's also smaller.
My impression of the body bows of the BMB 6/4 tubas is that they are quite solid (brass that is "not thin").
This is good for dent resistance, and no, I do NOT just that the BMB metal gauge is "too thick" (double negative, but best expression of my observation).

The weight ranges reported here are typical for 5/4 vs. 6/4.
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Re: weight of Wisemann 900

Postby hubert » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:05 am

Just for confirmation: with my simple "equipment" I found: 10,5 kg.
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Re: weight of Wisemann 900

Postby Tampaworth » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:40 am

That equals 23.15 lbs to my 23.2. Suppose I can't blame my scale anymore when I step on it
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Re: weight of Wisemann 900

Postby bloke » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:17 am

It only makes sense to find out what a tuba weighs before considering buying it.
I recall that - years ago, when I was dating - I would always call young ladies' parents and ask them what their daughters weighed (determining whether they were "sturdy enough") before asking their daughters out on dates (aka: "trials").

(' no real meanness meant...just a bit of mild chain-jerking) :wink:
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Re: weight of Wisemann 900

Postby Rivercity Tuba » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:54 pm

I weighed mine to be 24 lbs weighed on a digital bathroom scale. The B&S is much heavier.
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Re: weight of Wisemann 900

Postby bloke » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:16 pm

If you order a new one, is it a long weight ?
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