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Eastman F tuba?

Postby griffinwilson » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:13 am

I've heard some people talking about Eastman releasing a piston valved F tuba this coming spring, but I can't find any information on it. If anyone has any info on it, send it this way because it seems like it would be an attractive first F tuba for at least my undergrad
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Re: Eastman F tuba?

Postby Tubadork » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:59 am

It’s really good. It’s about the height of a 2250, has some 822 characteristics, but a more interesting sound. Intonation is really good. I played it for a very well know tuba player next to his 2250NP and he liked the Eastman better.

The big push right now is the 6/4 and right after that the F should be done. It’s either pretty close to being finished or it is.

Not sure what the timeline is like for it to hit the market.
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Re: Eastman F tuba?

Postby DouglasJB » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:03 pm

Yes!!!
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Re: Eastman F tuba?

Postby griffinwilson » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:33 am

Bump for any updates on the project
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Re: Eastman F tuba?

Postby Scott Sutherland » Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:31 am

I wouldn't expect anything production-wise for at least a year. You will see a german-style rotary F way before the piston goes to market.

And you can bet both will be spectacular as Eastman is not in a rush and won't send anything to market before it is precisely dialed in.
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Re: Eastman F tuba?

Postby Doc » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:00 pm

I’m especially interested in seeing/hearing the “lights out” rotary F tuba Chris Olka mentioned in his latest video.
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Re: Eastman F tuba?

Postby bort » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:27 pm

Doc wrote:I’m especially interested in seeing/hearing the “lights out” rotary F tuba Chris Olka mentioned in his latest video.


Interesting... I had to bail on the video before it got to that part (ran out of time to watch...)
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Re: Eastman F tuba?

Postby GC » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:47 am

A dealer friend provided me with a list of upcoming Eastman Eb tubas with model numbers and prices (2 compensating 3+1 horns and the front valve model with 3 different bell widths), but pictures and info on their website are nowhere to be found. Why are they so slow in providing publicity materials?
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Re: Eastman F tuba?

Postby Adam C. » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:58 pm

GC wrote:A dealer friend provided me with a list of upcoming Eastman Eb tubas with model numbers and prices (2 compensating 3+1 horns and the front valve model with 3 different bell widths), but pictures and info on their website are nowhere to be found. Why are they so slow in providing publicity materials?


I'm definitely interested in those Eb options! The current Eastman Eb is good but with the 17" bell I felt the sound was too close to my F sound.
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Re: Eastman F tuba?

Postby Tubadork » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:45 pm

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Re: Eastman F tuba?

Postby Doc » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:45 am

Tubadork wrote:There is a pic of the rotary F on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 273&type=3" target="_blank
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 860&type=3" target="_blank


Thanks, Bill. I wonder when it will be available and what it will cost. Any insight?
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Re: Eastman F tuba?

Postby Tubadork » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:12 am

Not sure yet on production models, I’m guessing 2019.

As I understand it and according to Chris Olka in his new video he said that it was lights out the best rotary F he has played, so I would guess it’s not too far off.

I’m a little out of the loop on this one because I’m not really a rotary guy. I did play the horn that inspired the Eastman, Bobo’s PT8 and it was killer.

The piston F was bad *** too, but I’ve heard that that will come along a bit later.

I’ve heard the number $5000, but that sounds a little low to me. I would guess maybe around $6000, but that’s more of a shot in the dark than insider information.
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Re: Eastman F tuba?

Postby Doc » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:51 am

Tubadork wrote:Not sure yet on production models, I’m guessing 2019.

As I understand it and according to Chris Olka in his new video he said that it was lights out the best rotary F he has played, so I would guess it’s not too far off.

I’m a little out of the loop on this one because I’m not really a rotary guy. I did play the horn that inspired the Eastman, Bobo’s PT8 and it was killer.

The piston F was bad *** too, but I’ve heard that that will come along a bit later.

I’ve heard the number $5000, but that sounds a little low to me. I would guess maybe around $6000, but that’s more of a shot in the dark than insider information.
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If it’s as good as the 632, I would think it might be similarly priced.
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Re: Eastman F tuba?

Postby thegreatrodinkis » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:53 pm

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Re: Eastman F tuba?

Postby Wayne Rice » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:15 pm

I understand from Chuck Kerrigan, who is the Low Brass Product Manager at Eastman, that the rotary F is ready and will be on sale in April or May 2019!
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