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trip to Baltimore Brass 5/12/18

Postby Mark E. Chachich » Sun May 13, 2018 5:42 pm

I went to Baltimore Brass yesterday (May 12, 2018). In my opinion the tuba that stood out to me was the Rudolph Meinl 3/4.
For me the intonation was excellent. Do not ask about if a partial was ? cents sharp or flat, I could play the tuba in tune the first time I picked it up.
I liked the response (very responsive) and the sound (nicely centered). I played it with a Bach 7, which is the type of mouthpiece that I have used for over 30 years.
I think that someone could use this as a nice all around tuba.

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Re: trip to Baltimore Brass 5/12/18

Postby bort » Sun May 13, 2018 5:54 pm

I've talked to two previous owners of that tuba at length about it... a real head scratcher that it is still available. And, that it didn't sell (for a lower price!) here on Tubenet before getting sent to BBC.

I've heard some CDs on which this tuba was used. Fantastic sound!
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Re: trip to Baltimore Brass 5/12/18

Postby Northernlb » Sun May 13, 2018 7:31 pm

Those and the mirafone 184's have fallen out of favor here in the US right now which explains the length of time it takes them to sell now a days.
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Re: trip to Baltimore Brass 5/12/18

Postby Doc » Mon May 14, 2018 1:49 pm

I owned one for many years, and I wish I still had it. Fantastic instruments!
All that, plus $8.00, will get you a venti at Starbucks.
Or in my case, a large can of Folgers.
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