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Postby bort » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:34 pm

Where can I buy a set of Yamaha tuba springs?
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Re: Yamaha tuba springs

Postby tubacorbin » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:42 pm

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Re: Yamaha tuba springs

Postby WC8KCY » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:20 pm

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Re: Yamaha tuba springs

Postby bort » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:38 pm

Thanks guys. I should be all set now.
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Re: Yamaha tuba springs

Postby joshealejo » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:28 am

They are a little more tight than the ones you have right now (usted both on my Holton ;)) I bought mine ones from Matt at Dillon
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Re: Yamaha tuba springs

Postby Cobra1502 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:55 am

Keep in mind it depends how old and what size your Yamaha tuba is. The older 3/4 size like a YBB 102 use baritone Yamaha springs vs the larger tuba ones.
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Re: Yamaha tuba springs

Postby bloke » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:12 am

I've actually been wondering about gluing mine into the bottom caps...probably with epoxy, as it's water-resistant and (yes) can be chipped away, if I were to change my mind later.
Not being designed for B&S-made bottom caps, Yamaha springs don't quite fit in the insets in the B&S bottom caps...so one must jiggle the springs (for proper alignment) when reinserting the pistons (unless spring noise - due to not-centered springs - isn't annoying...which it is to me).

Some have seen that I carefully drilled holes in my top caps, so I can needle-oil the pistons without removing them. It also avoids DROPPING the pistons on the floor (ex: when another orchestra member walks by, and bumps my arm, etc.)

In the past, i was offering to sell those springs (even stocking up on little RX bottles in which to mail them) in conjunction with a more significant mail-order purchase (and sure, we'll gladly sell them to anyone in-person), but stopped mail-ordering them, because too many were continuing to ask us to sell them ~not~ in conjunction with a more significant purchase. (no $7.25/hr. employees here to look after low/no-profit minutia).
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