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Carl Fischer 1/2? BBb

Postby hrender » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:11 pm

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Re: Carl Fischer 1/2? BBb

Postby thejester10276 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:35 pm

I might be wrong about this, but looking at the tubing it appears to be an eb horn
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Re: Carl Fischer 1/2? BBb

Postby PMeuph » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:43 pm

thejester10276 wrote:I might be wrong about this, but looking at the tubing it appears to be an eb horn


The owner seems to know enough about tubas to not be making that mistake.

Notice the loop at the top bow, I haven't seen many Eb tubas with those.
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Re: Carl Fischer 1/2? BBb

Postby Adam Peck » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:22 pm

At first glance it certainly looks like an Eb tuba., but note the length of the 2nd valve tuning slide and the quite long,almost cylindrical length of the mouthpipe and tuning slide. I one wished to make a small 3 valve CC tuba this might be a good candidate. I'd imagine 24" or so could be eliminated in the mouthpipe,but where to put main slide ??
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Re: Carl Fischer 1/2? BBb

Postby bigtubby » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:39 am

Price seems a bit stiff for a woofed out looking old Eb tuba.
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Re: Carl Fischer 1/2? BBb

Postby Donn » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:46 pm

BBb, but does seem steep. If you wanted a minimum size like this, would that be pretty easy to scare up at lower cost? I wonder how this would sound next to a "travel tuba"; I wouldn't be surprised if it would be pretty easy to pick up a Chinese one used at similar cost, but this thing probably sounds better, doesn't it?
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Re: Carl Fischer 1/2? BBb

Postby bigtubby » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:17 pm

Donn wrote:BBb, but does seem steep. If you wanted a minimum size like this, would that be pretty easy to scare up at lower cost? I wonder how this would sound next to a "travel tuba"; I wouldn't be surprised if it would be pretty easy to pick up a Chinese one used at similar cost, but this thing probably sounds better, doesn't it?

I was mistaken: insert mouthpiece; buzz with all valves open and the quartz tuner says D#, not Eb.
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Re: Carl Fischer 1/2? BBb

Postby bigtubby » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:19 pm

FWIW, if someone wants a tiny BBb tuba that actually plays well and sounds decent (for its size), several of these have come through my shop. They can often be had for far less than the Eb tuba in the original ebay listing. 12 pounds, decent little contrabass tuba.
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