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Looking for an F Tuba

Postby dasanchezr » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:31 pm

Looking for an F tuba around the $3000 budget. I am pretty interested on BMB’s and please no rotary Chinese. My budget is flexible so please don’t hesitate to offer anything that is a bit higher I don’t mind paying more for something better.
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Re: Looking for an F Tuba

Postby Ken Crawford » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:03 am

Don't rule out rotary Chinese, from John Packer. I'm a total rotor snob (I guess) and I love the JP rotary F. Having owned rotors from Wessex and Mack (which I loathed) I can tell you that JP is the real deal. The JP valves are right up there with B&S, because they use the same Minibal linkage components. BMB F tubas play great if you are up to the intonation wonkiness and horrific valve cap threads.
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Re: Looking for an F Tuba

Postby bort » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:02 am

B&S 4198 (PT-7P) <-- For sale!

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Re: Looking for an F Tuba

Postby pauvog1 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:29 pm

http://baltimorebrass.net/index.php?cat=5

They have a BMB here as well.
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Re: Looking for an F Tuba

Postby dasanchezr » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:27 pm

Thanks! I like those two and I have them in mind just making sure I get all the deals around! in fact I think I found one that I like!
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Re: Looking for an F Tuba

Postby Tubaguyry » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:20 pm

Ken Crawford wrote:BMB F tubas play great if you are up to the intonation wonkiness


I'm not sure what wonkiness you're talking about. The intonation on my BMB F is just as good as was my Miraphone 188. Granted, I've never played one with the 16" bell -- mine has the 18" bell -- but I can't imagine that that would make much difference. Besides my late teacher's Rusk-cut York CC, the BMB F is the best horn through which I've ever blown air. (I will admit, though, that you definitely DO need to be careful with the cap threads...)

OP, if you get the chance to buy a BMB F for $3k, you'll definitely want to strongly consider going for a play test.
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