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Looking for Advice F Tuba

Postby Johnathan808 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:43 pm

Hello,

I’m looking for a good starting F tuba at the price range of $2,000-$3,000.

I’ve thought about Miraphone, B&S, MeinlWeston,Yamaha and Alexander but not sure what to get. I’ve only played an Alexander 5 valve F tub before.
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Re: Looking for Advice F Tuba

Postby tclements » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:10 pm

In that price range, your choices are going to be limited. You will be buying a 'copy' tuba built in Asia, or something a bit, shall we say, less desirable. Most quality tubas, used, are in the $5,000 - $7,000 range. New, more towards the $10,000 range. I am not saying there are NO good instruments in your budget, but you will have fewer choices. Good luck with your search.
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Re: Looking for Advice F Tuba

Postby dasanchezr » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:02 pm

a lacquered wessex berg sounds like the best choice you have around the instrument is simply great
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Re: Looking for Advice F Tuba

Postby Heliconer » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:19 pm

I have a Miraphone 180 5v F that would be right up your ally, though it is at the top of your price range.
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Re: Looking for Advice F Tuba

Postby Johnathan808 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:14 am

Heliconer wrote:I have a Miraphone 180 5v F that would be right up your ally, though it is at the top of your price range.


Do you have pictures of your tuba?
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Re: Looking for Advice F Tuba

Postby bort » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:09 am

This Cerveny would be a good option for a first F tuba:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=88702

No, he won't ship... but it's at the low end of your budget, so perhaps you could fly out to pick it up and stay under $3,000? I'd imagine that getting anything to Hawaii is going to be a little complicated/expensive.
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Re: Looking for Advice F Tuba

Postby Johnathan808 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:51 am

bort wrote:This Cerveny would be a good option for a first F tuba:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=88702" target="_blank

No, he won't ship... but it's at the low end of your budget, so perhaps you could fly out to pick it up and stay under $3,000? I'd imagine that getting anything to Hawaii is going to be a little complicated/expensive.


I actually messaged him last week. I am considering flying to pick up the horn.
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