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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby roughrider » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:31 pm

Keep posting with text and pictures, please.
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby pete edwards » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:37 am

just fill the gap with solder!
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby roughrider » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:45 pm

Thank you for posting! I always look for your posts first. Keep up the great work!
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby roughrider » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:56 pm

It was terrific to open up TubeNet this afternoon and see that you are back posting about your restoration projects! Keep up the great work and continue to post your photos and text. It is very much appreciated by those of us who frequent this particular area ( some having a great deal of skill such as yourself and others like me who do not have any :oops:)!
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby roughrider » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:29 pm

Excellent news! Carry on! :tuba:
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby iiipopes » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:41 pm

the elephant wrote:The leadpipe is the small/medium one used from about 1974 until they changed the design of the horn and the leadpipe and bell got larger. It is not what I had hoped for. However, I want to use this horn for quintet and recitals and such, so making the leadpipe connections removable will allow me to use all three and figure out which one I like the most. I have the 188 nickel silver pipe, the current 186 pipe and this 1974-ish small pipe.

This should be a barrel of laughs.

I like the response of the smaller lead pipe on my Bessophone. It has functioned just as well for quintet as for supporting a moderate sized concert band. You may like it also, although I do understand having a fitting so you can have options.
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby Tubajug » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:23 pm

Do they (Wessex) have any particular parts they sell? Or will they sell any part from any of their horns? Because I might be in need of some crooks for my 5th valve on my Eb project...
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby roughrider » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:20 pm

Excellent news! I am happy to hear that your CC is working out so well for you. Full Steam Ahead!
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby roughrider » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:03 am

The restoration continues! Keep up the great work!
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby The Big Ben » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:13 am

Hurrah! That's quite an achievement! Here's to many more!
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby Ken Herrick » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:39 am

Well done!!

Looking forward to more reports on these 186s.
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby roughrider » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:06 pm

A terrific picture of your low brass section!
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby roughrider » Thu May 16, 2019 6:56 pm

Huzzah! You're back!!
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby roughrider » Tue May 21, 2019 12:24 am

Keep up the great work!!
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby roughrider » Tue May 21, 2019 2:57 pm

Elephant, you are living proof that great tubas and great players find each other. Carry on!
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby Ken Herrick » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:03 pm

I'm really glad to hear that you are getting past the frustration of the car having been messed up first by a dear then by an obviously ignorant mechanic, and that your health is improving. We will now look forward to further chapters on the "twins" rebirth!

I've been spending a lot of time in the horizontal position too over the past few weeks - first with a bad fall (not good when you have twin knee replacements) and now just getting over an awful urinary tract problem.

Best of health to you.
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby roughrider » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:32 pm

I applaud your tenacity and willingness to find another solution! All because someone was too damn lazy to find the correct item to use. We all look forward to your continuing reports on the "Dueling 186s". Your reports are the #1 reason why I check in on TubeNet. Carry on!
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby The Big Ben » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:08 pm

You're havin' more fun than one guy should have! Carry on...

Did you get something worked out for the boy who needed the left handed trumpet?
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby roughrider » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:24 pm

Thanks for the pictures! I have a general :roll: idea of what you are doing here!
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby The Big Ben » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:03 pm

A tuba has lots of parts. Two tubas have even more.
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