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ca.1880s Bohland & Fuchs Kaiser B-Tuba

Postby oedipoes » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:43 pm

Hi,

You might want to check out the blog from The Berliner Tuba on my old kaiser tuba:

https://brassandpipes.wordpress.com/2018/09/22/ca-1880s-bohland-fuchs-kaiser-b-tuba/
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Re: ca.1880s Bohland & Fuchs Kaiser B-Tuba

Postby oedipoes » Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:46 am

Follow up post: Disassembly
Excellent new blog post from The Berliner Tuba:

https://brassandpipes.wordpress.com
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Re: ca.1880s Bohland & Fuchs Kaiser B-Tuba

Postby Tubajug » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:22 pm

Cool! Great pictures and captions. Keep sharing as the project progresses please!
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Re: ca.1880s Bohland & Fuchs Kaiser B-Tuba

Postby oedipoes » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:48 pm

Update online (valve section assy):
https://brassandpipes.wordpress.com/
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Re: ca.1880s Bohland & Fuchs Kaiser B-Tuba

Postby bloke » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:14 pm

I'm really glad to see this.

Assuming an instrument is worthy of such a restoration, there's nothing like REPLACING worn-out parts (vs. "rebuilding" them).
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Re: ca.1880s Bohland & Fuchs Kaiser B-Tuba

Postby tbone1004 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:37 am

really excited to see how this goes! I've done this with special vintage saxophones before and I'd love to get my hands on a tuba like that and do a "restomod" to it
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Re: ca.1880s Bohland & Fuchs Kaiser B-Tuba

Postby oedipoes » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:10 am

bloke wrote:I'm really glad to see this.

Assuming an instrument is worthy of such a restoration, there's nothing like REPLACING worn-out parts (vs. "rebuilding" them).


Yep, rebuilding would have been ok for museum purposes, but I want to actually play this tuba!
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Re: ca.1880s Bohland & Fuchs Kaiser B-Tuba

Postby iiipopes » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:18 am

Just keep the old parts in case somebody wants to "restore" the tuba rather than play it.
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