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Entertaining an Eb

Postby Jerryleejr » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:39 pm

Show me what you have...
Going to ITEC and have an idea what I want...

Miraphone 289...
Adams F5
Kanstul 991 Custom
Always room for more....
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Re: Entertaining an Eb

Postby DonnieMac » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:59 pm

The Wilson EEb 3400 is the gold standard and it’ss all downhill from there. I presently own 3 EEb tubas: Willsonm Nirschl and York, 5 valves all.
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Re: Entertaining an Eb

Postby Mark Finley » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:42 pm

It depends on your budget, and your preference for valve configuration

If I had to buy an Eb today, here's the 5 horns I would consider

Expensive 4+1 piston willson 3400c
Expensive rotor miraphone Norwegian star
Expensive compensating front action Besson 983
Expensive 3+1 compensating miraphone
Budget 3+1 compensating John packer

Eastman and wessex have Eb tubas that should be considered, but I am not 100% satisfied with the intonation tendencies I've experienced in them. Your mileage may vary.
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