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WTB - Besson or Salvation Army tall BBb tuba

Postby KiltieTuba » Sun May 26, 2019 7:50 pm

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Looking for one of these, mostly just for the body and bell.
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Re: WTB - Besson or Salvation Army tall BBb tuba

Postby hrender » Mon May 27, 2019 11:06 am

Pick-up only, but there might be someone on the board who'd ship it to you.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tuba-Antique-English-1900/223527427835

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Re: WTB - Besson or Salvation Army tall BBb tuba

Postby Minkrott » Mon May 27, 2019 3:51 pm

This looks like one also on the Goodwill auction. https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/68885492
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Re: WTB - Besson or Salvation Army tall BBb tuba

Postby the elephant » Mon May 27, 2019 5:45 pm

Minkrott wrote:This looks like one also on the Goodwill auction. https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/68885492" target="_blank


Not the same horn. That is a very rare (but not worth much) Yamaha YBB-102. (They stenciled tubas to Holton just like they do today.) It is MUCH smaller than the Besson/Boosey that Ian is looking for. It *does* look a lot like one, but it is squarely in the 3/4 size range where the one Ian wants is like a tall 4/4 horn. You can tell the difference in size by looking at how large the mouthpiece is on the "Holton" in the eBay ad.

Nice find, though. You ought to list is as a Yamaha YBB-102 "Holton" because they have not made parts for these in a long time. You can get some, but the parts specific to this are not to be had. If a shop has a school with one or more of these it would be a goldmine in parts. And some folks like them. (I personally like the much shorter YBB-103/104/105 series of horns more, though.) Please *do* list this since you discovered it.

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