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Buescher 3/4 sized BBb Tuba

Postby Schlepporello » Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:37 pm

Here it is guys and gals, it's my old 3/4 sized horn that I traded off last summer. The guy I did the trading with has finally posted it on Ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 29284&rd=1
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Postby bloke » Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:59 pm

OK, I finally figured it out...I kept telling you that thing looks like a BESSON tuba, and you kept insisting it is a BUESCHER.

The answer is...YES:

Buescher Tuba. Made in England.


It is a 1970's BESSON-made stencil...imported by Selmer, USA -who owns the name "BUESCHER". :wink:
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Postby Schlepporello » Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:02 pm

Yep. When I first got it, a good friend of mine took great interest in showing me the little details in the horn that were common with Besson, such as the way the extra brass was stiched into the bell. A former band instructor from Pampa High School also delighted in telling me about how he would take the six horns that his school had and have the little ball on the bottom bow castrated. I left mine on and told those who asked that it was the trailer hitch. :wink:
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Postby EastTNEuphist » Mon Jan 10, 2005 3:32 pm

He was wanting a $500 reserve (which it didn't make). Do you think it's worth it?
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Postby RossK » Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:02 pm

So, whats the deal with the tuning slide? According to the pictures, it doesn't go in all the way.
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Postby Schlepporello » Mon Jan 10, 2005 7:03 pm

RossK wrote:So, whats the deal with the tuning slide? According to the pictures, it doesn't go in all the way.

I had to have 1-1/2" of tubing added in order to bring the pitch down. I'd pull the original slide almost all the way out and it would still be a hair sharp. With it out that far, it fell out completely constantly. I tried using bits, that helped to a point.
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Postby Schlepporello » Mon Jan 10, 2005 7:07 pm

EastTNEuphist wrote:He was wanting a $500 reserve (which it didn't make). Do you think it's worth it?

Hard for me to say. The valves needed a lot of attention. When they were working great, this was a good little horn, nice and light, very portable and all the volume I needed.
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York "Master" (pre-1961)
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It's up for bids again.

Postby RossK » Thu Jan 20, 2005 1:04 pm

It's on ebay for the third time now.
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Postby Joe Baker » Thu Jan 20, 2005 1:11 pm

The current seller, in his ad, wrote:Please note that this instrument was previously owned by a working musician who determined that the horn played sharp, and had a custom made tuning slide made from the original elbow to compensate.

Schlepp works. He's a musician. Durn, I guess I'm a working musician, too!! :roll:
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Postby Schlepporello » Thu Jan 20, 2005 6:15 pm

Joe Baker wrote:
The current seller, in his ad, wrote:Please note that this instrument was previously owned by a working musician who determined that the horn played sharp, and had a custom made tuning slide made from the original elbow to compensate.

Schlepp works. He's a musician. Durn, I guess I'm a working musician, too!! :roll:
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In my case, substitute "working" for Wannabee.
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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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