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Postby eutubabone » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:35 pm

Hi,
Anybody have experience with a Eastman rotary BBb tubas BB562 or BB623?
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Re: Eastman rotary tubas

Postby Lectron » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:13 pm

I know Michael Parker plays the 632 and is very happy with it.

Obviously a very nice copy of the Miraphone (1)91 for quite a few $$ less
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Re: Eastman rotary tubas

Postby Tubadork » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:21 pm

I played the 562 at Dillon and it was amazing.
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Re: Eastman rotary tubas

Postby Chris Olka » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:28 pm

The 562 I tried played extremely well. As good as the GR51s I’ve tried.
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Re: Eastman rotary tubas

Postby Mark Finley » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:28 pm

I played a 562 today. A school I teach for had it as a loaner because that are looking for new tubas. The band director, who is a tuba player said he couldn't get it to play in tune,so they were not considering it. After the praise it got on this thread I was surprised to hear that, so I took it to a practice room to check it out.
The D below the staff was 48 cents sharp! Other notes were 20 cents sharp, or even flat, so it wasn't a tuning slide issue. Major disappointment
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Re: Eastman rotary tubas

Postby bloke » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:29 pm

Stuff doesn't need to be in-tune nor out-of-tune on TubeNet...
It just has to be purdy.
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Re: Eastman rotary tubas

Postby TheGoyWonder » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:59 am

Those are the 191 problems...near zero resistance, normal mouthpieces wobble in it, wacky intonation in the 12/3/23 region. so they got that right.
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Re: Eastman rotary tubas

Postby Lectron » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:43 am

TheGoyWonder wrote:Those are the 191 problems...near zero resistance, normal mouthpieces wobble in it, wacky intonation in the 12/3/23 region. so they got that right.

From F# to A if I remember correctly. Quite a bit sharp. Both 1291 and 191.
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Re: Eastman rotary tubas

Postby MikeMason » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:38 am

I spent some time with the king 2341 copy and the new piston c . I was very impressed. I actually liked the b flat better than the c. Both good horns.
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Re: Eastman rotary tubas

Postby bloke » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:40 am

MikeMason wrote:I spent some time with the king 2341 copy and the new piston c . I was very impressed. I actually liked the b flat better than the c. Both good horns.


You ain't gettin' into kolij with that Bb. :roll:
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