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San Antonio: Vintage tuba?

Postby hrender » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:10 pm

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Re: San Antonio: Vintage tuba?

Postby Tubajug » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:31 pm

Is that just a euphonium?
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Re: San Antonio: Vintage tuba?

Postby Heavy_Metal » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:42 pm

Alto horn is my guess.
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Re: San Antonio: Vintage tuba?

Postby humBell » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:29 pm

Tubajug wrote:Is that just a euphonium?


My vote as well, shought grasping for scale, i athink i am assuming the tiles to be standard foot square...

Looks very intriguing, hope someone here can track it down!
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Re: San Antonio: Vintage tuba?

Postby hrender » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:20 pm

I think it's a euph, too, based on the apparent tubing length. That's the reason for the question mark after "tuba" in the title.
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Re: San Antonio: Vintage tuba?

Postby bigtubby » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:18 am

Looks Bohemian, Amati-ish or so. Amati had/has a whole line of 3TP student euphs and tubas, often stenciled for U.S. import or as this one seems to be, unbranded. The little tubas in this line played very well but as expected, small bore trombone like voices.
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Re: San Antonio: Vintage tuba?

Postby iiipopes » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:38 am

The ferrules are Holton-ish. This looks like nothing more than a few-hundred-dollar student horn.
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Re: San Antonio: Vintage tuba?

Postby hrender » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:07 pm

I think it's pre-WWII given the loop in the leadpipe. I don't see that in post-war horns SFAIK. The style of case tends to reinforce that, at least to me.
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Re: San Antonio: Vintage tuba?

Postby hrender » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:23 pm

I take back my earlier statement about the leadpipe -- Amati still does this. Based on their current 4v model, I agree with bigtubby, it looks like an older Amati.
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Re: San Antonio: Vintage tuba?

Postby humBell » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:18 pm

No on else has drawn attention to the old stle (leather?) top loading case. It looks to be in good condition at a glance so that would imply either it is very well cared for, or it is not so old as such a case would indicate, at least to me. Not to stereotype too badly, but i wouldn't be surprised if someone in Texas took better care of leather than the average New Englander....

Anyway i think i have exceeded my limit for speculation at this point. Sorry about that.
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Re: San Antonio: Vintage tuba?

Postby edsel585960 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:44 am

For 60 bucks how bad can you get hurt. :wink:
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Re: San Antonio: Vintage tuba?

Postby Merodach » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:22 pm

edsel585960 wrote:For 60 bucks how bad can you get hurt. :wink:


Well I'm probably an idiot for buying this India made POS, but I drove 2 hours from Victoria to get it and didn't feel like leaving empty handed. At least I have something shaped like a brass instrument now that I can start building my chops back up on and when I can afford something better I can use it as a planter...or wall art I guess.
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