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WTB: 5/4-6/4 CC Tuba

Postby TubaZac2012 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:05 pm

So I recently had a lesson with one of the very best players in the world and he suggested getting some better equipment. Particularly a larger CC tuba. I can't help but agree, because a lot of the time I over play my little York CC that Tabor built me. I am NOT getting rid of it. It is the perfect quintet/pit tuba, but I am throwing this feeler post out here looking to see if I can find anyone getting rid of anything other than what's on the board.

Horns I'm interested in: PT6P, Thor, 2165, PT7P, Willson 3050, and the Gronitz PCK. Open to other suggestions as well, but those are my favorites. Really like to keep the budget under $10,000, and I want it to come with a gig bag. Also I don't care about condition. If the lacquer or silver is worn off I don't mind that's fine. Raw brass is fine. Not picky whatsoever. I don't want it to have a lot of massive dents that make it sound bad or just look awful, but small ones that aren't noticeable that doesn't affect tuning or sound is fine.

Thanks,
Zac
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Re: WTB: 5/4-6/4 CC Tuba

Postby jtuba » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:49 pm

Not as big as you've listed, but the Packer Sterling CC is quite close to a HB 21 and will play bigger than it looks. The horns you listed will be harder, but not impossible, to come by below 10K with a bag and the Packer will come in new much lower than that, and come with a hard case. My opinion FWIW
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Re: WTB: 5/4-6/4 CC Tuba

Postby TubaZac2012 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:17 pm

I've played the John Packer. Great horn.
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Re: WTB: 5/4-6/4 CC Tuba

Postby bort » Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:35 pm

Quick question (I forgot) -- why did you sell your Willson 3050 in the first place? Just wanted something else, or was there something in particular you didn't like about it? It's been a while since I've played a piston Willson, but after finally settling into my rotary Willson, I'm not sure I'd really want the (rotary) equivalents of any of the tubas you mentioned instead.

Not to mention, piston Willson's seem to be out of style right now, and (as you know) available at pretty good prices on the used market, and you'd come out well ahead of that $10k budget.
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Re: WTB: 5/4-6/4 CC Tuba

Postby BBruce107 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:47 pm

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Re: WTB: 5/4-6/4 CC Tuba

Postby ECUorchbound » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:19 pm

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Re: WTB: 5/4-6/4 CC Tuba

Postby Saltchuck08 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:23 pm

Its none of the horns you listed but still a good 5/4 horn.

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Re: WTB: 5/4-6/4 CC Tuba

Postby Douglas » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:23 am

ECUorchbound wrote:http://forums.chisham.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=71470" target="_blank" target="_blank

I second this one. If you're willing to go rotary, the 5/4 Rudy is a remarkable instrument.

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Re: WTB: 5/4-6/4 CC Tuba

Postby Zack Grass » Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:22 am

My Meinl Weston Thor is about to be on the market. It is an older horn (originally owned by Norm Pearson of the LA Philharmonic) but has done me well in the past few years and still plays great. Send me a message if you're interested and I can send you pictures and we can talk price.
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Re: WTB: 5/4-6/4 CC Tuba

Postby LCTuba89 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:54 am

Big Mouth Brass, if you haven't tried em' , you owe to yourself to. I love my BMB BBb 6/4. Very few intonation quirks.

One for sale here, we'll under your budget: https://buckeyebrassandwinds.com/produc ... 5-cc-tuba/" target="_blank" target="_blank
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