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A "franken-tuba", if you will?

Postby hailstorm2 » Mon Nov 15, 2004 3:55 pm

not to rip off the originator of the Franken-tuba, I didn;t know how else to describe this.

Will the infusion of parts from a different tuba adversly effect the sound?

Also, I'd like to know how a larger bell and lager bore valves will make the same size horn sound bigger?

Thanks!!!

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Postby Miah » Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:48 pm

Heck for 1 grand it seems like a decent little horn.
If it were a 4 or 5 valve horn I might jump but I already have a lil 3 valver at the house.
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Postby Schlepporello » Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:00 pm

If I had the money to burn, I'd buy it just for kicks. As it is though, I don't have the money, don't reaaly need the horn in the first place, and my wife says I have enough toys already.
I'm just crazy about dementia.
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Re: A "franken-tuba", if you will?

Postby Dan Schultz » Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:09 pm

hailstorm2 wrote:not to rip off the originator of the Franken-tuba, I didn;t know how else to describe this.

Will the infusion of parts from a different tuba adversly effect the sound?

Also, I'd like to know how a larger bell and lager bore valves will make the same size horn sound bigger?

Thanks!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 97023&rd=1


Harv lurks on this forum. Why don't you ask him?
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Postby hailstorm2 » Tue Dec 07, 2004 11:09 am

I ended up buying the horn, and am quite pleased with it. It gets a big enough sound to satisfy my needs. I don't plan on performing the John wIlliams concerto on it any time soon, but it gets me through commuinity band, brass quintet, TubaChristmas and my general tinkering.

The bell is quite large, and were I to set it on the bell, it wouldn't get knocked over very easily. But it does provide some nice shade in the sun or shelter from the rain... The valves are smooth. It's a great little horn.

Harv did very nice work on it. It looks great and plays very well. Personally, he was also great to work with. Thanks Harv!
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Postby Schlepporello » Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:23 pm

Dang!
I'm jealous now. :(
I'm just crazy about dementia.
BBb Helicon built by Harvey Hartman (for sale)
Miraphone 496
York "Master" (pre-1961)
Yamaha YBB-103
Conn 20K Sousaphone (no worky)
Frank Holton Sousaphone (no valve cluster)
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6 valves
6 valves
 
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