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SF Bay CL: Older Miraphone BBb

PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:54 pm
by hrender

Re: SF Bay CL: Older Miraphone BBb

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 10:22 am
by groovlow
Beautiful horn...
Good price 1650
NICE work Dan :tuba: !

Re: SF Bay CL: Older Miraphone BBb

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 1:24 pm
by Fergie
This would make a great budget horn for a high schooler or college student. Kind of wish I had this cheap of an option when I first started college.

Re: SF Bay CL: Older Miraphone BBb

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 8:57 am
by groth
Apparently has a Chinese made bell on it. :cry: Why Dan? why :cry:

Re: SF Bay CL: Older Miraphone BBb

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 9:31 am
by iiipopes
groth wrote:Apparently has a Chinese made bell on it. :cry: Why Dan? why :cry:

Huh?! Look at the patina. Probably original. Not all Miraphone tubas, especially early ones, had a krantz.

Re: SF Bay CL: Older Miraphone BBb

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 10:33 am
by groth
iiipopes wrote:
groth wrote:Apparently has a Chinese made bell on it. :cry: Why Dan? why :cry:

Huh?! Look at the patina. Probably original. Not all Miraphone tubas, especially early ones, had a krantz.

The owner states in the ad, not sure you read it but it was a replacement bell. Upon email, the owner states it was a Chinese replacement. Maybe Dan can verify this or not.

Re: SF Bay CL: Older Miraphone BBb

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 12:50 pm
by The Big Ben
groth wrote:Apparently has a Chinese made bell on it. :cry: Why Dan? why :cry:


$$$$$$$

Sometimes even the best tech can't salvage a busted up Mirabell that spent twenty years in a junior high. You wouldn't be paying $1650 for a 186 with a new Mirabell on it.

Re: SF Bay CL: Older Miraphone BBb

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 1:01 pm
by groth
The Big Ben wrote:
groth wrote:Apparently has a Chinese made bell on it. :cry: Why Dan? why :cry:


$$$$$$$

Sometimes even the best tech can't salvage a busted up Mirabell that spent twenty years in a junior high. You wouldn't be paying $1650 for a 186 with a new Mirabell on it.


Sure when cost is a factor, but keeping the horn close to original is a big factor for some buyers, especially when you put a non hand hammered bell onto something that is hand made. Would love to hear the story from Dan on this one.

Re: SF Bay CL: Older Miraphone BBb

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 8:31 am
by Fergie
Do you think the Chinese bell is still high quality? The clones coming out of China have been good as of late.