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Re: PT7 arrived today

PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:40 pm
by bort
Doc wrote:When do you think you'll have the repairs completed?


It goes to the shop on September 5th.

Re: PT7 arrived today

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:35 pm
by bort
Ok, I'm a little embarrassed... because I am really enjoying playing on pistons. :oops:

The PVAK is a little noisy, but I knew that... and I'm getting used to it.

Re: PT7 arrived today

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:30 pm
by bloke
bort wrote:Ok, I'm a little embarrassed... because I am really enjoying playing on pistons. :oops:

The PVAK is a little noisy, but I knew that... and I'm getting used to it.


Metronomes are cheaper, though.

Re: PT7 arrived today

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:12 pm
by bort
The synthetic bloke-felts were pretty cheap, too. :P

Re: PT7 arrived today

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:25 pm
by Tubajug
That can't be your horn, there's only one rotary valve on it! :)

Re: PT7 arrived today

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:47 pm
by bort
bort wrote:
Doc wrote:When do you think you'll have the repairs completed?


It goes to the shop on September 5th.


Update: in the shop until late October

Re: PT7 arrived today

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:51 pm
by djwpe
bort wrote:
bort wrote:
Doc wrote:When do you think you'll have the repairs completed?


It goes to the shop on September 5th.


Update: in the shop until late October


So, by the time you get it back you'll already have your next horn picked out?

:tuba:

Sorry. Couldn't help myself.

Don

Re: PT7 arrived today

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:03 pm
by bort
Update: hope to get it back by the end of next week.

I'm looking forward to being a tuba player again. It's been over 6 months...

Re: PT7 arrived today

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:57 am
by Chris Mayer
Hi Bort

there is a page http://museum-markneukirchen.de/forum/portal.php" target="_blank" target="_blank were you could place any question regarding an instrument made in the Vogtland (Markneukirchen and Klingenthal) area, hence also your B&S PT 7. If you place your questions on the age of the tuba indivating the serial number (from the leadpipe „normally“) you normally get a quick feedback from one of the moderators having access to the production logs. Based on the number they could tell you the year, facility and person who made your instrument.

regards

Chris

Re: PT7 arrived today

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:58 am
by Doc
Well...?

Re: PT7 arrived today

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:58 am
by bort
Chris Mayer wrote:Hi Bort

there is a page http://museum-markneukirchen.de/forum/portal.php" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank were you could place any question regarding an instrument made in the Vogtland (Markneukirchen and Klingenthal) area, hence also your B&S PT 7. If you place your questions on the age of the tuba indivating the serial number (from the leadpipe „normally“) you normally get a quick feedback from one of the moderators having access to the production logs. Based on the number they could tell you the year, facility and person who made your instrument.

regards

Chris


That's awesome, I'll have to give it a try. I don't speak much German, so this might be pretty interesting.... but as long as the model number and serial number are intelligible, maybe the point will get across. :)

Re: PT7 arrived today

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:00 pm
by bort
Doc wrote:Well...?


A few more days. Doesn't really matter at this point, I just want it fixed completely and correctly. I'll be sure to post here when I get it back!

Re: PT7 arrived today

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:10 pm
by YORK-aholic
bort wrote: I don't speak much German, so this might be pretty interesting....


https://translate.google.com/

It isn't perfect, but should be close enough to get the point across...

Re: PT7 arrived today

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:37 pm
by bort
YORK-aholic wrote:
bort wrote: I don't speak much German, so this might be pretty interesting....


https://translate.google.com/

It isn't perfect, but should be close enough to get the point across...


Already done, but thank you!

Re: PT7 arrived today

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:42 am
by Chris Mayer
Hi Bort,

your email on the museum web is perfect and well adressed in the „Blasinstrumente und ihre Hersteller section“. Normally Mario Weller is responding. He is master craftsmen with the Hoyer French Horn production and refers to the production log. (team code, production date, product descriptions, could also be somethimg like „12 b tubas...“ and finally serial number).

Also curious what the age is. I had an F-Tuba gold brass 6 valves (4+2) non perantuccied 17-21 mm bought non lacquered in West-Germany 1985 with a very low serial number labelled made in GDR at the leadpipe and a brass PT-3 CC also labelled Made in GDR. Both much lighter than the latter PT15 I had. Anyway, all gone for french horns since 2012 and BTW is is great fun to play Vaughn Willliams 2nd movement with an F Wagnertuba. The other movements also work nice but some notes need to be played an octave higher ( end of movements) or are very difficult , for me (line down in the beginning of 1st movement ).

best regards

Chris

Re: PT7 arrived today

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:49 pm
by bort
Thanks Chris. I've talked to Bob Tucci about my tuba previously, and he did not have any record of it in his files. My understanding from the seller is that the tuba was probably built after 2000, purchased by a tuba player in Colombia, and several years ago it was bought by someone in Venezuela.

The PT7 had a pretty limited production run, so there's not too much mystery in the production date... but would still be interesting to know more about it!

Re: PT7 arrived today

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:48 pm
by bloke
bort wrote:Thanks Chris. I've talked to Bob Tucci about my tuba previously, and he did not have any record of it in his files. My understanding from the seller is that the tuba was probably built after 2000, purchased by a tuba player in Colombia, and several years ago it was bought by someone in Venezuela.

The PT7 had a pretty limited production run, so there's not too much mystery in the production date... but would still be interesting to know more about it!


To heck with its past legacy. That's now all been trumped by its bort legacy. It's a new day in America.

Re: PT7 arrived today

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:15 pm
by bort
My tuba has (legally) been granted asylum to reside in America. :P

Re: PT7 arrived today

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:48 pm
by toobagrowl
bort wrote:It goes to the shop on September 5th.


Over 2 months later and STILL not 'fixed'? They sure are taking their sweet time.....
With that length of time, you'd think the horn is being econo-refurbished/overhauled. But a couple 'regular repairs' should not take nearly so long :!:

Re: PT7 arrived today

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:36 pm
by bort
Honestly, the tuba sat there for 6 weeks before it was touched. A miscommunication of some kind about what and when and all that.

At this point, I just don't care. I bought the tuba 4? 5? 6? months ago. I just want it fixed so I can finally play it.