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FOUR new tubas from Eastman Winds

Postby BuddyRogersMusic » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:29 am

Via Facebook this morning, Eastman Winds posted pictures of four new tubas that will hit the market soon; EBC-832, a 4/4 York-style CC tuba, EBF-864, a five-rotor F tuba, EBB-834 piston BBb, and EBE-853, a four front-action piston compensating Eb tuba. The 8## series reflects Eastman's professional line of instruments. No word yet on when those models will hit the sales floor but I'm sure information will be forthcoming shortly.

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Re: FOUR new tubas from Eastman Winds

Postby Doc » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:26 pm

I didn’t see it on their page. Do you have a fb link?
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Re: FOUR new tubas from Eastman Winds

Postby Doc » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:33 pm

I wonder what the differences are between the 632 and the 832...?
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Re: FOUR new tubas from Eastman Winds

Postby BuddyRogersMusic » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:19 pm

The Facebook post was from Ryan Richman, VP of Eastman. Chuck Kerrigan, also of Eastman, and Chris Olka have shared it on their pages. Try this link: https://www.facebook.com/music.songwin/ ... 1074954308


The 832 is a York-style layout, is handmade and lighter. Supposed to be ergonomically better and easier to play. I have not yet played any of these and am going off information gleaned from other sources.
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Re: FOUR new tubas from Eastman Winds

Postby bisontuba » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:26 pm

Did Matt Walters design this new 4/4 CC tuba (832)?
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Re: FOUR new tubas from Eastman Winds

Postby BuddyRogersMusic » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:34 pm

No, he was the chief architect of the 632 and the 832 used many of the same parts.
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Re: FOUR new tubas from Eastman Winds

Postby Mark Finley » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:48 pm

The Eb has been a work in progress for a while. It always felt nice, but the intonation was a challenge. If they fixed that side of it, I can't wait to try it
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Re: FOUR new tubas from Eastman Winds

Postby cktuba » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:57 pm

Are there any plans for a 5/4ish rotary BBb or CC? I know the 562 exists and I was hoping that might be the BBb that Chris was talking about at the tail end of his video that just needed a few tweeks.

I would love to see a Thor/GR51 sized contrabass. A really nice rotary horn of that design would definitely have my interest. And if BBb was the only option... might have me dusting off the BBb chops.
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Re: FOUR new tubas from Eastman Winds

Postby BuddyRogersMusic » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:13 pm

There are several "irons in the fire" at Eastman and not just tubas. They do make lots of other instruments and are continuing to innovate (not just copy) on all fronts. We're all going to have to keep our eyes and ears out for what's happening.
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Re: FOUR new tubas from Eastman Winds

Postby bort » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:58 pm

Doc wrote:I wonder what the differences are between the 632 and the 832...?


The difference is 200. :wink:
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Re: FOUR new tubas from Eastman Winds

Postby Ken Crawford » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:12 pm

I'm a little surprised that Eastman would put forth yet another PT clone rotary F. Is there no other shape that a rotary F tuba can assume?
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Re: FOUR new tubas from Eastman Winds

Postby Doc » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:33 pm

bort wrote:
Doc wrote:I wonder what the differences are between the 632 and the 832...?


The difference is 200. :wink:


Thanks for pointing that out. LOL
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Re: FOUR new tubas from Eastman Winds

Postby Mark Finley » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:36 pm

Ken Crawford wrote:I'm a little surprised that Eastman would put forth yet another PT clone rotary F. Is there no other shape that a rotary F tuba can assume?



How many affordable piston f tubas are there? Does BMB have one? Anyone else?
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Re: FOUR new tubas from Eastman Winds

Postby BuddyRogersMusic » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:58 pm

Ken Crawford wrote:I'm a little surprised that Eastman would put forth yet another PT clone rotary F. Is there no other shape that a rotary F tuba can assume?


I can't speak for the Eastman team, but I would guess that developing a line of instruments means covering all the bases. By examining what platforms work, find the best one you can and tweak it until you reach the desired result. As far as traditional Germanic tuba construction, I think it has been said to respect the classics. Are there variations on a theme? You bet, just look at the Buffet (B&S/Melton) website and count the different rotary F tubas and then remember the ones that are no longer listed on their site.

I'm glad we have as many options as we do although one can be confused by option overload and miss out on finding the best tool to help us make the best music.
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Re: FOUR new tubas from Eastman Winds

Postby bisontuba » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:08 pm

Mark Finley wrote:
Ken Crawford wrote:I'm a little surprised that Eastman would put forth yet another PT clone rotary F. Is there no other shape that a rotary F tuba can assume?



Does BMB have one?

Yes!
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Re: FOUR new tubas from Eastman Winds

Postby thevillagetuba » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:20 am

bisontuba wrote:
Mark Finley wrote:
Ken Crawford wrote:I'm a little surprised that Eastman would put forth yet another PT clone rotary F. Is there no other shape that a rotary F tuba can assume?



Does BMB have one?

Yes!


BMB makes rotary tubas? And a rotary F at that? It's not listed in the catalogue and I don't recall hearing anything about it...
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Re: FOUR new tubas from Eastman Winds

Postby Mark Finley » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:07 am

My question about BMB was preceded by a question about piston F tubas. It didn't make the cut when quoted by bisontuba
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Re: FOUR new tubas from Eastman Winds

Postby bisontuba » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:50 am

Mark Finley wrote:My question about BMB was preceded by a question about piston F tubas. It didn't make the cut when quoted by bisontuba



Sorry ‘bout that...yes, BMB piston F’s only, in 16, 17, or 18” bell sizes....
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Re: FOUR new tubas from Eastman Winds

Postby J.Harris » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:51 am

I own one of the EBE-853's so they are available. Intonation is quite good. Not perfect, of course, but very manageable. Great response and a solid low register. I'm very pleased with the instrument.
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Re: FOUR new tubas from Eastman Winds

Postby Mark Finley » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:09 pm

Well what do you know... An Eastman piston F
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