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Mahillon 4 top valve C tuba

PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:13 pm
by thejester10276
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

PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:51 pm
by bigtubby
You understand that the "C" in "C Mahillion" stands for "Charles" and not the key of "C", correct?

Re: Mahillon 4 top valve C tuba

PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:23 am
by The Big Ben
Is this the one Howard Johnson uses?

Re: Mahillon 4 top valve C tuba

PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:36 am
by edsel585960
It's on auction now. Will be interesting to see where it ends up. :)

Re: Mahillon 4 top valve C tuba

PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:51 pm
by Heavy_Metal
The Big Ben wrote:Is this the one Howard Johnson uses?


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

Re: Mahillon 4 top valve C tuba

PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:53 pm
by bigtubby
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).
https://youtu.be/yP-W4N_lpCw

Re: Mahillon 4 top valve C tuba

PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:37 pm
by thejester10276
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?

Re: Mahillon 4 top valve C tuba

PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:38 am
by Heavy_Metal
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.

Re: Mahillon 4 top valve C tuba

PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:41 pm
by bigtubby
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