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I kind of want one now

Postby Casca Grossa » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:41 am

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Why have 3 valves when you can have 6 and a main tuning slide kicker???
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Re: I kind of want one now

Postby Three Valves » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:01 pm

Until you need to get to the valves...

But fun to play??

YES!!
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Re: I kind of want one now

Postby imperialbari » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:06 pm

Doesn’t it block your vision, if you have to play from music on a stand?

On a side note:

I seem to hear bass notes while the tuba player sings. Where do they come from?

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Re: I kind of want one now

Postby funkcicle » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:15 pm

What's the deal with the valves? They seem fine in the video.

And where are these coming from? I remember seeing them for $1200 on Wish about a year ago, now they're being listed for $5k on ebay... I can't imagine folks are paying that much? Cute horn, first time seeing it in someone's hands and it's larger than I expected.
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Re: I kind of want one now

Postby Three Valves » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:18 pm

funkcicle wrote:What's the deal with the valves? They seem fine in the video.



For playing, fine.

For servicing, unknown...
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Re: I kind of want one now

Postby Casca Grossa » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:18 pm

Three Valves wrote:Until you need to get to the valves...

But fun to play??

YES!!


It's like getting your oil changed on one of those fancy German cars. They have to take apart some of the engine to do it. I say dump some oil down the MTS and make a game out of figuring out which way to twist and turn the horn until you find the valves.
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Re: I kind of want one now

Postby Casca Grossa » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:20 pm

imperialbari wrote:Doesn’t it block your vision, if you have to play from music on a stand?

On a side note:

I seem to hear bass notes while the tuba player sings. Where do they come from?

Klaus


I think there is a keyboard player tucked in the back. That's probably where it's coming from.
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Re: I kind of want one now

Postby bort » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:28 pm

Frankly, it looks kind of difficult to hold, especially as compared to his Sousaphone. Around the 4:15 mark, it seemed a bit perilous during the mic handoff.
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Re: I kind of want one now

Postby bloke » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:28 pm

I'm not always correct here, but I don't believe that instrument is made by Jinbao.
My guess (??) is that Lang makes it.
I have wholesale (not direct...because I haven't ever traveled to China to make direct contact with factories) access to those, but I'm not particularly interested in offering them for sale. Besides these very odd instruments (Bb and F), the same importer also catalogs some other (albeit, not as) odd-looking tuba instruments.


I'm not the least bit interested in the tuba nor the sousaphone.

What interests me are that
- the band actually plays the VERSES to songs.
- someone in the band knows the WORDS to the verses.
- the tuba player actually not only plays the CORRECT CHORD CHANGES (yes, a TUBA player - and not a bass player - playing the correct changes), but ALSO is playing the correct PITCHES related to the correct chord changes. (I strongly suspect that he is also a bass player.)

Does this band have a website?
They are a bit brash, but all very good players.
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Re: I kind of want one now

Postby bloke » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:30 pm

imperialbari wrote:
On a side note:

I seem to hear bass notes while the tuba player sings. Where do they come from?

Klaus


Klaus,

There's an electric piano back there. Likely, he has a volume pedal.
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Re: I kind of want one now

Postby Tubajug » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:41 pm

funkcicle wrote:...first time seeing it in someone's hands and it's larger than I expected.


That was my first thought.

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Re: I kind of want one now

Postby Dan Schultz » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:56 pm

I don't think I'll be rushing out to buy one.
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Re: I kind of want one now

Postby Ben » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:11 pm

http://www.euphonium.biz/littledragon" target="_blank

Mentions a C verion also!

~$3200
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Re: I kind of want one now

Postby bisontuba » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:36 pm

I ‘believe’ Zhengou makes the compact tuba....a newer company in China...they have some interesting products on the horizon...
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Re: I kind of want one now

Postby Three Valves » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:07 pm

Ben wrote:http://www.euphonium.biz/littledragon" target="_blank" target="_blank

Mentions a C verion also!

~$3200


I'd be more inclined...

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https://wessex-tubas.com/collections/tu ... tuba-tb162

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Re: I kind of want one now

Postby The Big Ben » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:03 pm

One advantage of using a "tuba shaped object" like that is people in the audience will remember they heard it. It's a novelty to attract attention. I heard a leader of one of these bands say he used a pocket cornet because people remembered the "band with the tiny trumpet" even though he would have rather played a full sized cornet/trumpet. Using one of the Wessex Tournister tubas or one of the F/Eb travel tubas would have similar effect.

I was wondering where the bass lines were coming from during the vocals, too.
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Re: I kind of want one now

Postby bloke » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:05 pm

Understand please things, please:
I am staunchly libertarian.
I like to sell stuff, particularly for a bit more than I paid for it.
I am a great advocate of fun.
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All of that having been said, part of the glory of liberty is really being free…such as not owing anyone any money.
I wonder how many people who buy a gimmick tubas owe money on houses or cars.
I wonder if those same people have any idea how many months or years of a 30 year mortgage a single principal payment of $2500 or $3000 would eliminate.
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Re: I kind of want one now

Postby Donn » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:27 am

I don't have the slightest interest in getting a twisted tuba like that, either. But the idea of someone owning a thing that I wouldn't have bought, doesn't really equate to financial irresponsibility to me.
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Re: I kind of want one now

Postby Ben » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:17 am

Very different, as the wessex is a 15mm bore, the one I refered to is 19mm for the F/Eb, 20mm for the C/Bb.
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Re: I kind of want one now

Postby Three Valves » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:56 am

Ben wrote:Very different, as the wessex is a 15mm bore, the one I refered to is 19mm for the F/Eb, 20mm for the C/Bb.


Also different in that it is retailed through a trusted source for $1k less :wink:
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