Kalashen Kaiser BBb

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Kalashen Kaiser BBb

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Very interesting tuba and description, don't really know enough about it though.
On the side note, I purchased it from a gentleman who used to play this tuba in several Hollywood movies with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor.
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I've played this horn. If you like Miraphones, you'll love the extra bit of bore on this. I LOVED the sound and I can't stand Miraphones. Valves moved well. The horn was overhauled at some time in the past, so the bell is a bit soft, but overall It's a good horn.
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Re: Kalashen Kaiser BBb

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is it closer to normal-sized like a Miraphone or really big like Amati/B&F 691/69. hard to tell with such standard proportions.
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TheGoyWonder wrote:is it closer to normal-sized like a Miraphone or really big like Amati/B&F 691/69. hard to tell with such standard proportions.
Its similar to the Miraphone, but it's hard to describe accurately. Essentially, it feels like a "Fat" 186. An inch or two wider, and slightly taller.
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Re: Kalashen Kaiser BBb

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Quite Cerveny-ish - "standard" Cerveny 4/4 tuba bore (20.2mm), not kaiser by most standards. Looks like top loaded valves so probably pre-1938. Most likely a great sounding horn but patches, screen door springs (broken clocksprings) generally beat to crap ...
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