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Kalashen Kaiser BBb

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:45 pm
by thejester10276
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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Re: Kalashen Kaiser BBb

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:03 pm
by Heliconer
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.

Re: Kalashen Kaiser BBb

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:56 pm
by TheGoyWonder
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.

Re: Kalashen Kaiser BBb

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:28 pm
by Heliconer
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.

Re: Kalashen Kaiser BBb

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:13 pm
by bigtubby
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 ...