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WTB: Used Miraphone 186/188 or Similar CC

Postby tubaguy4624 » Tue May 10, 2016 9:06 am

I will be graduating from high school this month and attending The Ohio State University in the fall. I've been playing a BBb horn for six years now, but it is time for me to make that upgrade to a CC horn. I am looking for a quality, used Miraphone 186/188 5-valve CC tuba. I've heard a lot of really good reviews for these horns and I am convinced that they are what I want. If anyone has a horn of this description up for sale, please let me know. Post pictures, PM me, or leave a comment; I will leave my contact information as well so you can email me about the horn.

I'm pretty new to the CC tuba thing so if you have any other quality used horns, let me know as well. I am primarily looking for a miraphone but I wouldn't mind taking a look at some other models either. My budget isn't the best at this time but if you name your price, I'll let you know if I can swing it. Thank you very much!

My email: afriedrichsen4624@gmail.com
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Re: WTB: Used Miraphone 186/188 or Similar CC

Postby Michael Bush » Wed May 11, 2016 1:03 pm

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Re: WTB: Used Miraphone 186/188 or Similar CC

Postby bisontuba » Wed May 11, 2016 3:27 pm

Michael Bush wrote:If I were you, I would jump on this before they change their minds.


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Re: WTB: Used Miraphone 186/188 or Similar CC

Postby tubaguy4624 » Wed May 11, 2016 3:42 pm

Michael Bush,

Thank you for the reply. It looks like a great horn, except my professor requires that the horn I play on has 5 valves. Very disappointing, but thank you again.
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Re: WTB: Used Miraphone 186/188 or Similar CC

Postby HuffPuffTuba » Wed May 11, 2016 6:25 pm

tubaguy4624 wrote:Michael Bush,

Thank you for the reply. It looks like a great horn, except my professor requires that the horn I play on has 5 valves. Very disappointing, but thank you again.



Requires a tuba with 5 valves really?
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Re: WTB: Used Miraphone 186/188 or Similar CC

Postby TubaJacob » Wed May 11, 2016 10:04 pm

I would play as many different models of horns as you can. I tested about 30 horns before I bought my first CC tuba. I thought I really wanted a 186/188 but tested about 3 of each and played a 186 in high school, but fell in love with the B&S PT's. The 188 felt like an over stuffed 186 and I still prefer the pt-6 over it. I also LOVE the 1293's and the Buckner 291's that I tested. Just get as many horns in your hands before you buy!
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Re: WTB: Used Miraphone 186/188 or Similar CC

Postby Stryk » Thu May 12, 2016 10:07 am

tubaguy4624 wrote: my professor requires that the horn I play on has 5 valves.


Guess Arnold Jacobs wouldn't have been able to study with him, then. If I remember correctly he used a 4 valve horn with the 4th taped down and played with 3. Help me out here folks - I don't remember the entire story.
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Re: WTB: Used Miraphone 186/188 or Similar CC

Postby tubaguy4624 » Fri May 20, 2016 3:13 pm

Tuba found! Thanks for the help, everyone.
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