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Re: Weltklang/B&S Kaiser BBb

Postby bloke » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:43 pm

...so after shipping/duty c $3000

I can probably about guess what it sounds like.
Wildcards, obviously, are intonation, valves, linkage, and structural integrity.
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Re: Weltklang/B&S Kaiser BBb

Postby Doc » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:00 pm

He has the 4/4 for sale as well:


4/4 BBb Tuba Weltklang by B&S Markeukirchen
Playable. In very good, original condition.
Brass, unlacquered. 43.3"/110cm tall, .748"/19mm bore, 16.5"/42cm bell.
4 rotary valves. 440-443Hz. All slides movable. valve section has been overhauled right now.

€1900 + €150 shipping ($2390.91)
Weltklang 4/4 BBb Tuba
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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Re: Weltklang/B&S Kaiser BBb

Postby Doc » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:53 am

This is not a scale comparison, but it does show some of the basic differences in these instruments:

Weltklang 104 vs. 101
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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Re: Weltklang/B&S Kaiser BBb

Postby hubert » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:50 am

According to my experience (I earlier have shipped tubas through DHL Germany to USA) shipment will cost between Euro 150 and 200 (depending on size and weight of the package). Extra insurance for a value of Euro 5000 will be some 75 Euro (basic insurance with DHL only covers Euro 500). It normally takes 10 to 12 working days from start to delivery.
DHL ships to a major US airport, from there USPS (their contract partner) takes over. Shipment can be followed (not very detailed) through tracking number. USPS will contact the receiver before delivery (if receiver's phone number and/or email address is added to shipment data.
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Re: Weltklang/B&S Kaiser BBb

Postby TheGoyWonder » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:40 am

"Klein Koblenz" on it suggests it was possibly made for Luftwaffe.
Not surprising it's sold.
Other old kaiser tubas galore on the site: couple versions of 6/4 Cerveny/B&F, some familiar 4/4 weltklang and cerveny, and some "5/4" (ehhh...big 4/4?) things that are really cool-looking but not matching a wellknown model.
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Re: Weltklang/B&S Kaiser BBb

Postby Doc » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:47 am

TheGoyWonder wrote:"Klein Koblenz" on it suggests it was possibly made for Luftwaffe.
Not surprising it's sold.
Other old kaiser tubas galore on the site: couple versions of 6/4 Cerveny/B&F, some familiar 4/4 weltklang and cerveny, and some "5/4" (ehhh...big 4/4?) things that are really cool-looking but not matching a wellknown model.



What is the “Klein Koblenz” relationship to the Luftwaffe?
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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Re: Weltklang/B&S Kaiser BBb

Postby TheGoyWonder » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:35 pm

that's just what you see when you google it, and hit "Translate to English".
has about as much credibility as anything you might happen to read on say this site.

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TheGoyWonder wrote:"Klein Koblenz" on it suggests it was possibly made for Luftwaffe.
Not surprising it's sold.
Other old kaiser tubas galore on the site: couple versions of 6/4 Cerveny/B&F, some familiar 4/4 weltklang and cerveny, and some "5/4" (ehhh...big 4/4?) things that are really cool-looking but not matching a wellknown model.



What is the “Klein Koblenz” relationship to the Luftwaffe?
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Re: Weltklang/B&S Kaiser BBb

Postby Levaix » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:57 pm

Did someone on here buy this? When I saw it I had to sit there all day going "I don't need a kaiser, I don't need a kaiser..."
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Re: Weltklang/B&S Kaiser BBb

Postby bloke » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:31 pm

When is there going to be a 6/4 version of the YBB-621 ?

Should it be requested in the "What would you like?" thread?
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