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HB21 - 392 in orchestra

Postby bigboymusic » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:07 pm

Ok, before I pull the trigger here, those of you with experience on the 392, I know it does great in Wind Ensembles/bands, how does it hold up in say a 80 piece regional orchestra??? Don't make quite enough as a band director to afford a 5/4 and a small horn anymore, so I'm looking at going this way.....
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Re: HB21 - 392 in orchestra

Postby bloke » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:36 pm

If you really like that model, there are these, and they are made remarkably well.

hi-res pic. of lacquer finish version (80:20 "gold" brass)

:arrow: http://www.jpmusicalinstruments.com/images/magictoolbox_cache/52ea7ce97bd6291c00f12faba15ddd67/1/7/17738/original/788074197/instrument-shot-01.jpg

...and silver:

:arrow: http://www.jpmusicalinstruments.com/images/W/JP379CC-Tuba-Instrument-Shot-Silverplate.jpg

case pic: :arrow: http://www.yourmusichq.com/images/products/large/JP379CC.192.jpg

case and mouthpiece incl. Mpc. looks like PT on the outside and is HbII-shaped on the inside.

https://www.kurosawagakki.com/img/itemimages/4123/L/img1_412399.jpg

I can price one for you. My mark-up is modest.
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Re: HB21 - 392 in orchestra

Postby Casca Grossa » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:18 pm

It will work just fine. I would check into what Bloke has listed above.
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Re: HB21 - 392 in orchestra

Postby bigboymusic » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:36 pm

That was actually exactly what I had planned! I knew that more would have experience with the real thing as opposed to the JP. I tried the JP in April for a short time and loved everything about it. I have played a 392 in a quintet setting before and once in a band, but never in the orchestra...
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Re: HB21 - 392 in orchestra

Postby ATschetter » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:17 pm

I played the 392 for 2 years in a orchestra with no problem. It's plenty of tuba for a full, modern orchestra and blends well with the other brass.
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Re: HB21 - 392 in orchestra

Postby Watchman » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:56 pm

How is that 2-3 combo? I could never play an Eb in tune on my friend's HB-21.
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Re: HB21 - 392 in orchestra

Postby ATschetter » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:31 pm

Watchman wrote:How is that 2-3 combo? I could never play an Eb in tune on my friend's HB-21.

I just went ahead and tuned my horn to check on that. My HB-21's 2-3 combo is right in tune on both its Ab and Eb as long as its constituent slides are tuned correctly.
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