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Postby Liberty Mo » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:01 am

I don't see any posts in the archives, but has anyone tried the Eastman 623? Looks to be a copy of the Miraphone 191. Appreciate any insight.

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Re: Eastman 623

Postby bloke » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:02 pm

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JP ( :arrow: ~only~ on very special order) offers a very high quality (4-valve) 191-style tuba.
Just as with their other pro-level offerings, it's fabricated of 80:20 alloy ("gold-ish") brass.
I would not interested in ordering one for someone without a significant non-refundable down payment.
notes:
- I have played (sold) the JP thing, and was extremely impressed with the workmanship.
- I'm not a fan of 191 tubas, and - thus - not a fan of anything that is extremely similar. That having been said, I'm really not a fan of any of the tight-wrap/huge-bore "piggy" style tubas. :idea: :arrow: To each his own.
- Anyone who would be delighted with a 4-valve Miraphone 191, (I'd confidently predict) would be delighted with the JP special order similar tuba.
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Re: Eastman 623

Postby Three Valves » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:26 pm

If you just like ‘em fat, why not??

I preferred the 562...
Who needs four valves??

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