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Houston CL: Mira 191S

Postby hrender » Thu May 18, 2017 5:27 pm

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Re: Houston CL: Mira 191S

Postby 58mark » Thu May 18, 2017 5:51 pm

great price, but I can't say I've ever seen a 191 look so worn out.
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Re: Houston CL: Mira 191S

Postby Minkrott » Thu May 18, 2017 6:43 pm

Almost no dents. Is it more neglect than wear? If so, 30 minutes and $10 could greatly increase the value. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBb3GHJ641k" target="_blank" target="_blank. I have cleaned several silver mouthpieces that looked as bad and turned out very nice.
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Re: Houston CL: Mira 191S

Postby bort » Thu May 18, 2017 9:50 pm

Looks like tarnish, except om the left side where the previous owner held the tuba... And for that much silver wear there, might indicate no slide pulling was needed. Maybe the air in Houston (humidity, salty air? etc) might make this a real tarnish magnet?

I'm more concerned about the suspicious "wrong price." That tuba should sell for more than that. Perhaps its a great deal though... Someone other than me will have to find out!
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Re: Houston CL: Mira 191S

Postby TheGoyWonder » Fri May 19, 2017 11:22 am

slide pulling is needed on 191 but hard to do because 1st and 3rd slides and top bow are all jammed together and above your head.
price is pretty correct factoring in the normal penalty for a silver rotary, multiplied by the penalty for wearing thru the silver.
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Re: Houston CL: Mira 191S

Postby bort » Fri May 19, 2017 11:46 am

I haven't played the 191 enough to really know what it's like, in terms of slide pulling. That was just a guess.

I still think this price is VERY low (can't recall seeing one of these for less than $4,000 around here). If this seller took an hour to shine up this tuba, it would look a whole lot better.
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Re: Houston CL: Mira 191S

Postby 58mark » Fri May 19, 2017 11:49 am

I agree that the price that seems very low to me
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Re: Houston CL: Mira 191S

Postby hrender » Fri May 19, 2017 12:34 pm

People price stuff based on what they think they can get in a certain amount of time. If they want it to sell fast they price it low. Sometimes that works, sometimes not. I've seen horns go up for very reasonable prices that stay on CL or ebay for months/years. I've also seen horns listed for (IMO) unreasonably high prices that sell in days. The concept of "reasonable" is entirely subjective.

In two cases I've bought horns that, if priced according to a "reasonable" standard, should have gone for 2-3 times what I paid. I still have both and both are great.

"Caveat emptor" always applies, high price or low.
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