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Postby TNID » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:45 pm

I have been away from tuba playing for several years now, and have regretted the sale of my PT-5 for nearly as long. My 3-year-old son is growing a strong interest in music and musical instruments and has been asking me to get another tuba ever since he found out I used to play. Who am I to deny such an innocent request??? So last week I drove up to the Army conference and tried as many tubas as I could get my hands on. It was a difficult decision once I narrowed it down to the 1291, 1293, and GR41, but here we are. Today I welcomed home a new Miraphone 1293. Once I get my chops back up to speed, I'm hoping to find new opportunities to play out.

Cheers, all!

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Re: Back at it...

Postby bone-a-phone » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:02 pm

Congrats! A beautiful shiny new horn should be a great motivation to practice. Plus, it sounds like you have a little cheer leader.
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Re: Back at it...

Postby Sousaswag » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:55 pm

Congrats on the new horn! I'm jealous!
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Re: Back at it...

Postby roughrider » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:51 pm

Congratulations!
That is a beautiful horn and I am sure you will enjoy it as you enter back into the world of tubas! As you stated in your post, there is nothing like the innocent questioning of a child to spur one to action. It will benefit both of you.
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Re: Back at it...

Postby Three Valves » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:34 pm

When you get back in it, you really get back in it!!

And thank you for wearing shoes!!
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Re: Back at it...

Postby TNID » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:05 pm

Three Valves wrote:And thank you for wearing shoes!!


Haha! You are very welcome!

Thanks, all, for the kind words. I only have about an hour of playing time so far on the new horn, but I'm really liking it. Higher ceilings in the practice area would be nice, but oh well.

The TU26 mouthpiece is interesting. I did all the pre-purchase test driving with a PT-88, but this Miraphone mouthpiece is much nicer than I expected for one that comes with a horn so I'm giving it a shot. It looks like something that Ivan Giddings would have produced. I wonder if he is supplying them to Miraphone..?

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Re: Back at it...

Postby Donn » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:53 am

TNID wrote:It looks like something that Ivan Giddings would have produced. I wonder if he is supplying them to Miraphone..?


As you surmised ...

The Horn Guys wrote:TU26 -- 32.9 Deep 41.0 8.2
Made of high grade stainless steel. By special order, call for price. Included with 1292 New Yorker CC, 1293 CC. This is a Giddings Alan Baer model.
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Re: Back at it...

Postby TNID » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:16 pm

As you surmised ...

The Horn Guys wrote:TU26 -- 32.9 Deep 41.0 8.2
Made of high grade stainless steel. By special order, call for price. Included with 1292 New Yorker CC, 1293 CC. This is a Giddings Alan Baer model.


Interesting! Thank you for the confirmation.
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