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Interesting Miraphone BBb tuba

Postby thejester10276 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:20 am ... Sw32lYri1J" target="_blank

I know Miraphone has their piston series 1290 BBb and CC tubas, but this one looks nothing like 'em... for $1500 tho, it can't be a terrible deal

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Postby roweenie » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:51 am

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Re: Interesting Miraphone BBb tuba

Postby lowbrassmaniac » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:59 am

Starting at $1,500...not for that amount. I am sure it will get bids. Looks interesting though for sure!
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Re: Interesting Miraphone BBb tuba

Postby Heavy_Metal » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:24 pm

Basically a 282 with piston valves. More info here: ... bbb-tuba-1

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Re: Interesting Miraphone BBb tuba

Postby The Big Ben » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:48 pm

4 days left, no bids, $1500 starting. It's a little bit bigger than an Olds 099-4, is in fair shape (bell has been dinged sometime), has a hard case. If the valves are in as good of condition as the rest of the horn, this could be good for a tubist who, for whatever reason, wants a horn that is a little bit smaller than a 4/4. The Horn Guys say nice things about this model so it might be worth a look.
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