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York BBb

Postby humBell » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:18 pm

https://www.ebay.com/itm/122849324033

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Re: York BBb

Postby Stryk » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:14 am

4/4?
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Re: York BBb

Postby windshieldbug » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:14 am

I'm guessing model 702, Upright Bass BBb Medium-Large Bore, 18" bell
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Re: York BBb

Postby the elephant » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:31 pm

That is a tuba I would not alter at all. I would just keep it safe for after the zombie apocalypse to help teach the children about the good, old days...
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Re: York BBb

Postby Tubajug » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:46 am

That is simply a beautiful tuba.
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Re: York BBb

Postby hrender » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:57 pm

I emailed the seller: horn is 36" tall, bell is 18.5".
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Re: York BBb

Postby The Big Ben » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:31 pm

Beautiful instrument. Pistons look good and no objectionable dents. Would be great for an enthusiast to play in a concert band.
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Re: York BBb

Postby TheGoyWonder » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:39 pm

is there a record for a used 3-valve that this might break?
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Re: York BBb

Postby hrender » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:27 pm

Currently $1703 and "Reserve not met." My guess is it will go for something north of $3K, but that Del Negro mouthpiece went for an insane amount of money, so who's to say?
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Re: York BBb

Postby lost » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:14 pm

If this tuba is the larger bore, it is more desirable than the smaller bore 4/4 york tubas that usually appear. The plating is amazing...

For size comparison, my york monster eb is about 33 inches tall with a 19.5 inch bell.
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Re: York BBb

Postby The Big Ben » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:46 pm

If an amateur player can pay $15K for a high end CC/BBb tuba and can pay $10K+ for an F tuba, they certainly can pay $3.5K+ for this. You'd be the bad dude in the concert band. To those with the untrained ear (your audience), you can rave how great York tubas sound. When you play (and as long as you don't sound like a**), they will think you sound wonderful because "York" is engraved on your bell.

Would "I"? Probably not. I don't have $3.5K+ to pay for something like this either.
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Re: York BBb

Postby YORK-aholic » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:58 pm

I own the same model tuba (mine is in much worse shape currently all in pieces, ready to be put back together). They have approximately a .750 bore. The third valve slide on top pulls for miles and miles. If I remember, I could pull enough to lower a note by a half step easily. Before I took it apart, I really liked it. After some much needed repairs, I'm really looking forward to playing it again.
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Re: York BBb

Postby bloke » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:18 pm

I'm going to buy it, cut it to C, and put a Czech rotary valveset on it...

...OR I might (??) make it into a convertible shoulder-mouth contrabass GG bugle.
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Re: York BBb

Postby The Big Ben » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:30 pm

bloke wrote:I'm going to buy it, cut it to C, and put a Czech rotary valveset on it...

...OR I might (??) make it into a convertible shoulder-mouth contrabass GG bugle.


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Re: York BBb

Postby YORK-aholic » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:47 pm

bloke wrote:I'm going to buy it, cut it to C, and put a Czech rotary valveset on it...
...OR I might (??) make it into a convertible shoulder-mouth contrabass GG bugle.


For what it's worth, that is what I did to mine (your 2nd option, the shoulder mounted Contra). It played really well, until the horn got warmed up a bit, then the 3rd partial became so unusably sharp that the horn exploded!

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If you have to modify it, I would suggest you go with your 1st idea (cut to rotary CC).

I, however, have decided to return it to its stock BBb configuration with a bit of superglue:

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