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Stowasser Tornistertuba

Postby bigtubby » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:42 am

These don't show up every day. Shame about the condition. https://www.ebay.com/itm/222847743142
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Re: Stowasser Tornistertuba

Postby Three Valves » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:45 am

bigtubby wrote:Shame about the condition.


Yeah, more like "Underwasser!!"
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Re: Stowasser Tornistertuba

Postby Heavy_Metal » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:34 pm

Sad.
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Re: Stowasser Tornistertuba

Postby kontrabasstuba » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:53 am

R.I.P. 8)
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Re: Stowasser Tornistertuba

Postby roweenie » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:51 am

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Re: Stowasser Tornistertuba

Postby bisontuba » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:09 am

It all depends how much you want to spend on a restoration, not knowing how it will play, metal fatigue, replication, etc...

A ‘before and after’....

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Re: Stowasser Tornistertuba

Postby the elephant » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:20 am

I absolutely loved living in Graz. I came across literally hundreds of Stowasser horns in the local pawn, junk and knickknack shops in the Altstadt and around town. (Graz is where these were made.) You could find genuine treasures at several flea markets that would pop up in parking lots over the weekends. I bought an excellent rotary trumpet from the 1870s for like $25 (whatever that was in shillings back then) and saw lots of tubas and tenor horns and oval baritones. One of the more common brands was Stowasser and another was from Prague. Someone local must have imported tons of the Czech stuff back in the day. All were Bb and had three valves. Most of the stuff I bought was very high pitch and came with the little curlicue leadpipe pigtails to drop the pitch when the standard changed. My trumpet is almost in C the pitch is so high, but the pigtail lowers it to something about 30¢ high to 440. Weird old, local stuff...

Sorry, not germane to this conversation. Just babbling away again (as is my wont).
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Re: Stowasser Tornistertuba

Postby bigtubby » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:53 am

bisontuba wrote:It all depends how much you want to spend on a restoration, not knowing how it will play, metal fatigue, replication, etc...

A ‘before and after’....

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My big concern was the big, organic hole in the 2nd (1st???) branch - afraid that it is generally pretty thin and fragile. Otherwise, well you know me. :|
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Re: Stowasser Tornistertuba

Postby bisontuba » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:54 pm

bigtubby wrote:
bisontuba wrote:It all depends how much you want to spend on a restoration, not knowing how it will play, metal fatigue, replication, etc...

A ‘before and after’....

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My big concern was the big, organic hole in the 2nd (1st???) branch - afraid that it is generally pretty thin and fragile. Otherwise, well you know me. :|


Always a roll of the dice on instruments like this....
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Re: Stowasser Tornistertuba

Postby bloke » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:20 pm

...and if you get a 7/11 with your dice roll, you can audition for assistant principal over-the-shoulder baritone in one of those professional over-the-shoulder bands...
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Re: Stowasser Tornistertuba

Postby bisontuba » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:07 am

We are talking collectible and/ or antique....another world.....
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