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Postby Sylvano » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:10 pm

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Postby PlayTheTuba » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:00 am

That is the same tuba as the Wessex XL https://wessex-tubas.com/products/bbb-r ... a-xl-tb576" target="_blank

If you search google for the Wessex you can find some information. Like how the upright bells can be used for Martin tubas.
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Postby Ken Crawford » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:01 am

Wessex has offered that tuba as a part of its catalog but is pulling it I believe, or maybe just not stocking it anymore. Probably not the best choice of horns. The word "novelty" comes to mind.
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Postby Three Valves » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:24 am

I could read a Laabs Schiller catalog all day!!

Open Wrap design keeps air flowing smoothly all the way down to the subsonic registers.


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Who needs four valves??

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Postby funkcicle » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:19 pm

Have been strongly contemplating that horn myself, but am holding out in hopes of scoring a King with both bells around the same price point.
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Postby bloke » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:38 pm

Pretty sure it's based on the Jinbao 210 Hirsbrunner BBb knock-off...length taken away from the main slide to offer additional length to the stovepipe bell or recording bell.

$2500 with both bells - if someone is OK with the Jinbao rotors/linkage - is a pretty good price. I might wonder if they would accept a bit less ?

14-hour drive for you to go try one out...
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Postby funkcicle » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:32 pm

Does Laabs have an actual showroom of Schiller instruments? Based on their exclusive use of stock photos and their weeks-long order fulfillment period I assumed these were being drop-shipped from China.
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Postby Ken Crawford » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:10 pm

funkcicle wrote:Does Laabs have an actual showroom of Schiller instruments? Based on their exclusive use of stock photos and their weeks-long order fulfillment period I assumed these were being drop-shipped from China.


The Wisconsin showroom is actually pretty awesome.
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Postby Ace » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:55 pm

funkcicle wrote:Does Laabs have an actual showroom of Schiller instruments? Based on their exclusive use of stock photos and their weeks-long order fulfillment period I assumed these were being drop-shipped from China.


I have purchased several Schiller instruments from Laabs and have been happy with each. Maybe I was lucky, but I experienced no delays in shipment. Received the instruments in less than a week. I also enjoyed dealing with their sales staff---------courteous and responsive.

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Postby geomiklas » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:30 pm

I am currently playing a Schiller American Heritage CC 5 Valve. Here is a link to my photos.

I am very pleased with the intonation of this horn, and have no complaints. Previously I have owned and played Miraphone 186 CC 5 valve, and Cerveny Piggy CC 4 valve. This Schiller can't be beat!

I am also very pleased with Troy Laabs responsiveness to my request to reconfigure the 5th valve from flat wholetone to Major 3rd. He is communicating between me and the manufacturer in the effort to create an alternate tuning slide for my horn to extend the 5th valve tube. I'll let you know how this process goes, and the final outcome.
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Postby bloke » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:40 pm

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Postby the elephant » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:03 pm

Inka dinka doo!
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Postby bloke » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:23 pm

the elephant wrote:Inka dinka doo!


It ain't Umbriago.
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