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Luca !!!

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 4:16 pm
by bloke
I'm respecting the owner's privacy, but thought you folks might like to see this.

It's not that dissimilar to a HbII-style (early Conn Hb-style) mouthpiece, though a bit scaled-down in size.

I'm doing a careful restoration...no heavy buffing...and leaving the tooling lines (that were not sanded/buffed out during fabrication) in it.

My understanding is that these are rare as dodo birds, and go for a mint...

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Re: Luca !!!

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 4:25 pm
by bisontuba
Don Harry has one...

Re: Luca !!!

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 5:02 pm
by bort
Nice! :tuba:

Re: Luca !!!

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 5:22 pm
by Three Valves
Now that you have an example, will you be knocking it off, copying it, or “improving” it??

:tuba:

Re: Luca !!!

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 7:28 pm
by bloke
I use all four of the cup profiles with my name on them.

Re: Luca !!!

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 11:22 pm
by Reptilian
Not familiar with this one. Mind giving a little background?

Re: Luca !!!

PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 12:50 am
by bort
I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to view this mouthpiece... restoration... on the day of this mouthpiece restoration.

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Re: Luca !!!

PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 7:02 am
by hrender
Reptilian wrote:Not familiar with this one. Mind giving a little background?


Luca (Luke) Del Negro was a notable American tuba player in the early part of the last century. He had a custom-designed horn and, apparently, mouthpiece. Search the board and you'll find more about him. There are several references to him on Google books, mostly from old music publications.

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Re: Luca !!!

PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 10:14 pm
by Paul Scott
I've got one. Mneh. Funny little mouthpiece but not particularly useful, IMO. An historical artifact.

Re: Luca !!!

PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 10:28 pm
by Donn
I guess every mouthpiece has its mouth.

Re: Luca !!!

PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 8:47 am
by bloke
Paul Scott wrote:I've got one. Mneh. Funny little mouthpiece but not particularly useful, IMO. An historical artifact.


If you re-read my original post, you'll not find a contradiction to your response.