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Mahillon 4 top valve C tuba

Postby thejester10276 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:13 pm

Seller asking $1300, but price negotiable... I'm sure people will be jumping all over this :D

http://www.ebay.com/itm/c-mahillion-4-v ... SwBt5ZMlu5

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Re: Mahillon 4 top valve C tuba

Postby bigtubby » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:51 pm

You understand that the "C" in "C Mahillion" stands for "Charles" and not the key of "C", correct?
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Re: Mahillon 4 top valve C tuba

Postby The Big Ben » Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:23 am

Is this the one Howard Johnson uses?
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Re: Mahillon 4 top valve C tuba

Postby edsel585960 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:36 am

It's on auction now. Will be interesting to see where it ends up. :)
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Re: Mahillon 4 top valve C tuba

Postby Heavy_Metal » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:51 pm

The Big Ben wrote:Is this the one Howard Johnson uses?


It "was", but IIRC he's playing a Meinl-Weston now.
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Re: Mahillon 4 top valve C tuba

Postby bigtubby » Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:53 pm

Heavy_Metal wrote:
The Big Ben wrote:Is this the one Howard Johnson uses?


It "was", but IIRC he's playing a Meinl-Weston now.

The one that HoJo played had an upright bell and I've seen his daughter Nedra playing it over the past few years. Other than the recording bell this one appears to be similar to that old one (which was sort of the basis of the MW designs).
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Re: Mahillon 4 top valve C tuba

Postby thejester10276 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:37 pm

Sorry about that, I am not very familiar with these tubas :oops:
bigtubby wrote:You understand that the "C" in "C Mahillion" stands for "Charles" and not the key of "C", correct?
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Re: Mahillon 4 top valve C tuba

Postby Heavy_Metal » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:38 am

Auction was ended because of an error in the listing. Wonder if they saw this thread?

The detachable recording bell would make this tuba kind of unique. All the ones I've seen so far, including mine, have non-detachable upright bells. The rather small bore and the resulting short valve stroke make these horns extremely agile.
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Re: Mahillon 4 top valve C tuba

Postby bigtubby » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:41 pm

Heavy_Metal wrote:Auction was ended because of an error in the listing. Wonder if they saw this thread?

The detachable recording bell would make this tuba kind of unique. All the ones I've seen so far, including mine, have non-detachable upright bells. The rather small bore and the resulting short valve stroke make these horns extremely agile.

I've never played one but always imagined them being similar to the Ling 12xx/23xx tubas/sousies: agile easy to play and excellent native intonation.

Just came across a removable bell model, text search for "Mahillion"
http://www.oberloh.com/sales/tubas.htm
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