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The first privately-owned Eastman 836S

Postby bloke » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:13 pm

' thought you might want to see pictures of it.
It belongs to a friend of mine who plays in a full-time American orchestra.
They're here at blokeplace for a brief visit.

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Re: The first privately-owned Eastman 836S

Postby bort » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:15 pm

...and Joe thinks ________________.

Only two things I can notice from the photo:
* Nice engraving!
* Short York-style/angled leadpipe? Is it hard to hold?
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Re: The first privately-owned Eastman 836S

Postby bloke » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:21 pm

bort wrote:...and Joe thinks ________________.

Only two things I can notice from the photo:
* Nice engraving!
* Short York-style/angled leadpipe? Is it hard to hold?


The owner has been playing it with no stand.
They've mentioned that they may try it with a stand.
Were it mine, I would not consider a stand, but (certainly no he-man, me) I just don't ever seem to need nor enjoy using playing stands.
To me, it's just fine.
I guess if you can plant your feet and continue to hold your knees a certain distance apart for a long period of time (what's that called...?? "static" strength...??), a stand really isn't necessary for most tubas. :|
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Re: The first privately-owned Eastman 836S

Postby Rivercity Tuba » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:34 pm

My understanding is they sold all 5 Eastman 6/4 tubas at the conference. A stand is definitely not necessary to play them ergonomically they are just like the Yama York.
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Re: The first privately-owned Eastman 836S

Postby Stryk » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:50 pm

What is the price tag on one of those? Any idea when they will become available to us normal people?
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Re: The first privately-owned Eastman 836S

Postby Rivercity Tuba » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:55 pm

Get in touch with Matt @ Dillon music I believe Dillon music will be getting the first 12 available.
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Re: The first privately-owned Eastman 836S

Postby toobagrowl » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:46 pm

That is one pretty 6/4 York-a-phone :!:
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Re: The first privately-owned Eastman 836S

Postby bort » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:41 pm

Who has the first publicly owned 836S? :P
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Re: The first privately-owned Eastman 836S

Postby bloke » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:33 pm

bort wrote:Who has the first publicly owned 836S? :P


No service bands nor public schools have purchased any, as of this posting.

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Re: The first privately-owned Eastman 836S

Postby Billy M. » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:41 am

Are you going to put some special water keys on it, bloke, to make it play better? particularly in the low range?
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Re: The first privately-owned Eastman 836S

Postby bloke » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:02 am

Billy M. wrote:Are you going to put some special water keys on it, bloke, to make it play better? particularly in the low range?


Don't you know it ! ...probably two or three of them on the bell flare. :P
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Re: The first privately-owned Eastman 836S

Postby GC » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:53 pm

Don't forget one on the mouthpiece cup. That's where it all starts.
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Re: The first privately-owned Eastman 836S

Postby bloke » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:14 pm

History is being made today:

The First Eastman-836-Employed Professional Engagement has commenced. :shock:

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Re: The first privately-owned Eastman 836S

Postby PlayTheTuba » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:36 pm

Billy M.:
Are you going to put some special water keys on it, bloke, to make it play better? particularly in the low range?

Bloke: Don't you know it ! ...probably two or three of them on the bell flare. :P

GC: Don't forget one on the mouthpiece cup. That's where it all starts.


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SO that's why I can't play in-tune on any tuba. Not only do I need to have dents in the optimal location and size, but I also need to join fellow woodwind players and have "leaks" in optimal places... That way I will have perfect intonation all the way down to the subsonic registers... it all makes sense now.
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Re: The first privately-owned Eastman 836S

Postby bloke » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:08 pm

PlayTheTuba wrote: :idea:
SO that's why I can't play in-tune on any tuba. Not only do I need to have dents in the optimal location and size, but I also need to join fellow woodwind players and have "leaks" in optimal places... That way I will have perfect intonation all the way down to the subsonic registers... it all makes sense now.


"We" (of the expert/professional/elite and above-the-fray tuba community), NEVER refer to these thoughtfully placed tuning marks as "dents". Rather, they are known amongst "us" as ToneControlz®.

Do not make the mistake that many others make and put of having these adjustments made for days, months, or even years. Go ahead and have them (again) PROFESSIONALLY installed. ...and for pity's sake, don't use a brass base metal mouthpiece with lacquer or silver or gold plated mouthpiece with rotors. As "we" all know, either would be disastrous and all would be thrown out of balance. :|
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Re: The first privately-owned Eastman 836S

Postby PlayTheTuba » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:10 pm

:lol:
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Re: The first privately-owned Eastman 836S

Postby Three Valves » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:14 pm

GOSH!!

I got to get me some of them tone-con-TROLLS!!
Who needs four valves??

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Re: The first privately-owned Eastman 836S

Postby happyroman » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:18 pm

bort wrote:...and Joe thinks ________________.

Only two things I can notice from the photo:
* Nice engraving!
* Short York-style/angled leadpipe? Is it hard to hold?


In his video review, Chris Olka noted how light the tuba is to hold, especially for a 6/4 tuba.
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Re: The first privately-owned Eastman 836S

Postby Doc » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:08 pm

Joe,

Have you played it and formed any opinions about it?
All that, plus $8.00, will get you a venti at Starbucks.
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Re: The first privately-owned Eastman 836S

Postby bloke » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:28 pm

I just don't see 6/4 piston C tubas getting any better than this.
If one is on-board with this specific genre of tubas, this one is probably it, but I can certainly easily imagine many dozens of playing politicking to protect their previously-purchased financial investments.

I also don't see myself buying one for my own use... (Search my posts over the least year or so re: 6/4 piston C tubas.)

...and no, I found there to be no low range "stuffiness" issues (at least, not with the one in the picture), and no, I'm neither a dealer nor "artiste advocat".

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