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Buescher tuba

Postby humBell » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:43 pm

http://ebay.com/itm/252879848197

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I have a sneaking suspicion that it is an Eb despite the title and description...
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Re: Buescher tuba

Postby Tubajug » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:48 am

Certainly looks like an Eb to me. Doesn't appear to have enough bows for a BBb.
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Re: Buescher sousa, boston cl

Postby humBell » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:21 pm

And on Boston area Craigslist, a fellow tubenetter pointed me at this listing.

https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/msg/6096880100.html

I called up and am in line on his behalf, but my way of figuring, being in line probably means we lost out.

So seeing as the pictures are all i am likely to have, this is my excuse to retatin links to admire a short while after the post gets removed from craigslist before the pictures themselves get cleaned up.

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I cannot tell if the bell is abnormally large for a Buescher or it is just camera angle?
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Re: Buescher tuba

Postby Tom Eshelman » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:55 pm

I googled 'Concord Junction Golden Redeemer Jazz Band' and they made a couple albums, one in 1966.
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Re: Buescher tuba

Postby lowbrassmaniac » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:26 pm

Tom Eshelman wrote:I googled 'Concord Junction Golden Redeemer Jazz Band' and they made a couple albums, one in 1966.

My guess is right after that last recording, their sousaphone player fell down a flight of stairs with his horn on and they disbanded? :lol:
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Re: Buescher tuba

Postby bigtubby » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:30 am

lowbrassmaniac wrote:
Tom Eshelman wrote:I googled 'Concord Junction Golden Redeemer Jazz Band' and they made a couple albums, one in 1966.

My guess is right after that last recording, their sousaphone player fell down a flight of stairs with his horn on and they disbanded? :lol:

Sounds as if they had a sense of humor ...
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Re: Buescher tuba

Postby groovlow » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:42 am

Buescher Jumbo sousaphone?
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Re: Buescher tuba

Postby humBell » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:04 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/252883572594

Originating tuba for this thread is still on ebay, relisted above.

And thanks for posting the music o' that band and all!

I may miss out on the actual sousa, but i can appreciate its music.
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Re: Buescher tuba

Postby Glostafarian » Thu May 04, 2017 8:44 pm

Hi Folks. I'm the lucky(?) new owner of that Buescher sousa. Unfortunately it's in pretty bad shape. The first two valves move but I can wiggle them sideways in the valve sleeve, so I can't imagine they have much compression. The third valve sleeve is out of round and the valve gets stuck if I try to push it down. The horn has some major dents. The bell collar is also out of round and the bell won't fit on it. All tuning slides are stuck. Despite the dents and stuck slides, the horn would be playable if not for the valve problems, which might be very expensive to repair. I'm going to take it to a local tech to see what he thinks. It's quite possible it's beyond my budget and capabilities to bring back to life. It might be more suited to someone who can throw some free labor or a lot of money at it.

From what I read on-line, it was made in 1925. It does look unusually large for a sousa and I wonder, as someone else mentioned, if it is the jumbo model. It has a 30" bell! It looks like it has had an interesting life. I love the CJGRJB script on the bell! I immersed myself in the history of that band and emailed one of the tuba players from it. He was pretty sure that he had never played this horn but suggested I contact the leader of the band. I emailed him but have not heard back. If you want to learn more about the Golden Redeemer Jazz Band, check out this link:

http://www.sandymacone.com" target="_blank Sandy Macone was the leader of the band.

This is such a cool sousaphone and I would love to be able to play it someday. It NEEDS to be brought back to life. I would keep it exactly as is as far as "patina" but just free the slides and fix the valves. On the other hand, I still need a playable sousaphone right now, so I might have to let it go to help fund another horn. I can't decide. No matter what, I will probably start a topic in the repair forum to get some input from the experts!

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Re: Buescher tuba

Postby lost » Thu May 04, 2017 11:08 pm

If it has a 7.5 inch bell collar, it's not a jumbo. I have a similar model that I think matches. You also need a long gooseneck for this horn don't you?
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Re: Buescher tuba

Postby Glostafarian » Fri May 05, 2017 8:12 am

Thanks for the info. It does have a 7.5" collar. It didn't come with a goose neck and the mouthpiece is for a baritone. But those things are the least of my worries!
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Re: Buescher tuba

Postby humBell » Fri May 05, 2017 9:29 am

Thanks a bunch for sharing!

Depending on your sousaphone needs, i may be able to help out.

I am not thinking very hard right now as have a busy weekend.
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Re: Buescher tuba

Postby humBell » Tue May 23, 2017 10:12 am

Instigating Eb still seems to be up on ebay with a lower price.

(as ia the helicon)

And i figured this sousaphone was worth mentioning as well

http://ebay.com/itm/201933252468

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Re: Buescher tuba

Postby hrender » Tue May 23, 2017 3:48 pm

Sousaphone looks cool. Valves look worn but serviceable. If I was closer I'd check it out.
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Re: Buescher tuba

Postby bloke » Tue May 23, 2017 6:26 pm

Yamaha upper mouthpipes fit the 4/4 (possibly this one as well) Buescher sousaphones, and are also bent to the same odd angle.
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Re: Buescher tuba

Postby humBell » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:22 am

http://www.ebay.com/itm/322547777621

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More picutres if'n you follow the auctiva link in the description, but no better over all picture...
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Re: Buescher tuba

Postby humBell » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:53 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/201953166253

Jumbo Buescher Sousaphone.
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Re: Buescher tuba

Postby hrender » Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:38 pm

Highly optimistic price on the 3v recording bass. Jumbo sousaphone could be a great horn.
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Re: Buescher tuba

Postby lost » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:33 pm

humBell wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/201953166253

Jumbo Buescher Sousaphone.


The pipe that holds the original gooseneck severed so they hosed on the gooseneck with a plumbing fix. I dont see the missing part in the pictures.
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Re: Buescher tuba

Postby Heliconer » Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:38 pm

lost wrote:
humBell wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/201953166253

Jumbo Buescher Sousaphone.


The pipe that holds the original gooseneck severed so they hosed on the gooseneck with a plumbing fix. I dont see the missing part in the pictures.


Did a google search to learn more about this model, and found THIS EXACT HORN.

The Late Harv Hartman did the leadpipe modifications, and spoke about what a big sound it has. Ill try to find a link...
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