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Tiny F tuba on ebay .. thoughts?

Postby bstevens » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:42 am

Hi

Any thoughts? I'm looking for something like this as a travel tuba that fits within guitar sizes for flights - seems a little overpriced perhaps? But it's rare - 10/11 inch bell. I dont' like when sellers just polish everything to death - just hides issues and it'll be blemished in days of use, but anyway.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/F-TUBA/11261 ... 0005.m1851" target="_blank

Worth a punt?
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Re: Tiny F tuba / travel tuba?

Postby KiltieTuba » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:46 am

Why not get one of those Chinese F, CC, or BBb small tubas?

Or a MW Trolley tuba?
Or talk with HSM in Germany about making your a tornister tuba in whatever key and however many valves you need?
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Re: Tiny F tuba / travel tuba?

Postby opus37 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:18 am

or the Wessex Bubbie 5.
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Re: Tiny F tuba / travel tuba?

Postby bstevens » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:24 am

KiltieTuba wrote:Why not get one of those Chinese F, CC, or BBb small tubas?

Or a MW Trolley tuba?
Or talk with HSM in Germany about making your a tornister tuba in whatever key and however many valves you need?


Thanks for the suggestions ... I'm not familiar with a small Chinese F - this is smaller than most horns I've seen. MW Trolley would be amazing - but the price is just crazy. I've played the old Bubbie tuba from Wessex which was just horrible, so really want a horn that I can actually use, but that fits within the guitar size for a flight (in an ideal world). Never heard of HSM but they look good!
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Re: Tiny F tuba / travel tuba?

Postby opus37 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:17 pm

The new Bubbie is a much better horn, especially if you plan on using it as an F tuba.
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Re: Tiny F tuba on ebay .. thoughts?

Postby imperialbari » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:43 pm

The bell profile of the eBay F-tuba looks somewhat interesting. But what purpose does a 3-valve F tuba have in any ensemble context?

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Re: Tiny F tuba on ebay .. thoughts?

Postby KiltieTuba » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:16 pm

imperialbari wrote:The bell profile of the eBay F-tuba looks somewhat interesting. But what purpose does a 3-valve F tuba have in any ensemble context?

Klaus

I feel like this was similarly discussed regarding a 3v CC... elsewhere on the internet.

The bell isn’t definitely old, not flare Post ophicleide?
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Re: Tiny F tuba on ebay .. thoughts?

Postby bstevens » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:52 pm

imperialbari wrote:The bell profile of the eBay F-tuba looks somewhat interesting. But what purpose does a 3-valve F tuba have in any ensemble context?


Definitely not by choice - but I could get away with a 3 valve for all my swing or jazz stuff - playing with a double bass player - very seldom need to play lower down so could definitely live with 3 valves. That said, it's far from ideal.
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Re: Tiny F tuba on ebay .. thoughts?

Postby bloke » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:36 pm

:lol:
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