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Bundy - Selmer compact Bb tuba

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:18 am
by JDijkstra
Hello to all of you, new member here.
I am looking for a small Bb tuba and found this tuba for sale:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/87388406@ ... res/v1ze53" target="_blank" target="_blank

Information about this tuba is hard to find, could be a good candidate for experiments with pick ups and
microphones. Who knows these instruments?

Thanks!

Re: Bundy - Selmer compact Bb tuba

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:40 pm
by Matt Walters
That's an old Besson 2-20, 682, or 787. Same horn different model numbers depending when it was made. They play well but tip over easily when standing on the tiny 13" bell

Re: Bundy - Selmer compact Bb tuba

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:35 pm
by edsel585960
Good little horns.

Re: Bundy - Selmer compact Bb tuba

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:12 pm
by TUbajohn20J
One of those tiny Bundy BBb tubas was donated to my old middle school after it was pulled up from the bottom of a lake. It was cleaned up and turned out to be a really good player. The smaller kids loved it!

Re: Bundy - Selmer compact Bb tuba

PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:32 am
by JDijkstra
Thanks, I'll try to win the auction for a reasonable price.

Re: Bundy - Selmer compact Bb tuba

PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:12 pm
by scottw
Welcome, Dijkstra, to the board. A Fryslander is always extra welcome!
I had one of those and it played very well as long as you didn't force it to do what it couldn't do. :D

Re: Bundy - Selmer compact Bb tuba

PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:17 pm
by bloke
I'm thinkin' they are fairly large bore - .689"...yes?

Re: Bundy - Selmer compact Bb tuba

PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:37 pm
by SousaWarrior9
bloke wrote:I'm thinkin' they are fairly large bore - .689"...yes?

Yes.

Re: Bundy - Selmer compact Bb tuba

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:23 am
by JDijkstra
Bought the small tuba, case and (not original) mouthpiece included.
The small Bessons were not cheap; who knows the selling price of the Bundy/Selmer?
I will bring it to a shop for cleaning (another 100 euro's) and ask them to estimate (hope this is correct...)
the current value.

Re: Bundy - Selmer compact Bb tuba

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:36 am
by JDijkstra
https://www.flickr.com/photos/87388406@N07/albums/72157685962767670

Two new pictures, my "new" tuba (arrived yesterday) and the only picture I can find of a similar instrument, an old bundy.
Lots of small Bessons on the internet. Euro's well spent!
Came with a mirafone 4C mouthpiece and a decent looking case. The step from a small Dennis Wick mouthpiece to the 4C is to big, I'll try to find something smaller and the case will be replaced with a gigbag, hoping to find one that fits.

The previous owners have taken good care of the small tuba, it looks great!