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WTB: 4 Valve Buescher Sousaphone (BBb)

Postby BrooklynBass » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:31 pm

Any condition okay. These are proving hard to come by these days. Any leads would also be appreciated.
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Re: WTB: 4 Valve Buescher Sousaphone (BBb)

Postby TUbajohn20J » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:49 pm

I've never seen one for sale! You'd have more luck finding a Conn 40K I would think. I'll keep my eye out.
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Re: WTB: 4 Valve Buescher Sousaphone (BBb)

Postby KiltieTuba » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:19 am

These show up on ebay more than on here.
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Re: WTB: 4 Valve Buescher Sousaphone (BBb)

Postby Dan Schultz » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:35 am

Ya just never know when or where one will pop up. While traveling, a friend of mine spotted one in an antique store in Spearfish, South Dakota. I called the shop and bought it sight unseen. I had to have a piston made for it but to save a horn it was worth it.
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Re: WTB: 4 Valve Buescher Sousaphone (BBb)

Postby Kirley » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:32 am

Only 3 valves:
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Re: WTB: 4 Valve Buescher Sousaphone (BBb)

Postby YORK-aholic » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:51 am

Dan Schultz wrote:Ya just never know when or where one will pop up. While traveling, a friend of mine spotted one in an antique store in Spearfish, South Dakota. I called the shop and bought it sight unseen. I had to have a piston made for it but to save a horn it was worth it.


Where does one go to have a valve piston made. Just curious. I don't have a need currently, but good info to file in the back of my brain.
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Re: WTB: 4 Valve Buescher Sousaphone (BBb)

Postby Heliconer » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:38 pm

YORK-aholic wrote:
Dan Schultz wrote:Ya just never know when or where one will pop up. While traveling, a friend of mine spotted one in an antique store in Spearfish, South Dakota. I called the shop and bought it sight unseen. I had to have a piston made for it but to save a horn it was worth it.


Where does one go to have a valve piston made. Just curious. I don't have a need currently, but good info to file in the back of my brain.



Years ago I had zig Kanstul make a valve for me on an old King Eb Monster.

Not sure if his son is doing that stuff anymore.

Dan Oberloh is the next obvious choice :tuba:
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Re: WTB: 4 Valve Buescher Sousaphone (BBb)

Postby BrooklynBass » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:46 am

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Re: WTB: 4 Valve Buescher Sousaphone (BBb)

Postby PRO » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:54 am

Nate Griffith, Ralston, NE
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402-980-6121

Nate was recommended to me by Sam Gnagey and by Martin Wilk.

In 2003, Nate made two valves for a 1921(?) Conn Grand Orchestra BBb that I wanted to bring back from the dead. Beautiful work, reasonable price, friendly service, happy tuba. (Harvey Hartman lapped-in the new valves and assembled the instrument.)

Maybe this thread should somehow be reposted to the "Repairs" forum. No doubt lots of people have wondered where to have valves made.

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Re: WTB: 4 Valve Buescher Sousaphone (BBb)

Postby Gongadin » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:33 pm

I have a 4 Valve Conn Sousaphone for sale - my 1922 Raincatcher - basically a 40K with an upright bell.
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Re: WTB: 4 Valve Buescher Sousaphone (BBb)

Postby Tubajug » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:58 pm

PRO wrote:Nate Griffith, Ralston, NE
NPGriff@concentric.net" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank
402-980-6121

Nate was recommended to me by Sam Gnagey and by Martin Wilk.

In 2003, Nate made two valves for a 1921(?) Conn Grand Orchestra BBb that I wanted to bring back from the dead. Beautiful work, reasonable price, friendly service, happy tuba. (Harvey Hartman lapped-in the new valves and assembled the instrument.)

Maybe this thread should somehow be reposted to the "Repairs" forum. No doubt lots of people have wondered where to have valves made.

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Business Manager, BrassWorks
303 Center Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Phone 908-850-1636
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+1 for Nate! I've been to his shop and interviewed him for an independent study I did regarding instrument repair, design, and construction. His tuba has a valve section he built himself, from scratch! Casings, valves, everything. Very slick...
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