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Besson Recording Bass at Baltimore Brass

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:25 pm
by hrender

Re: Besson Recording Bass at Baltimore Brass

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:38 pm
by Tubajug
Just on a quick browse I noticed they have some cool old Conn tubas too. One is a rotary horn even. Neat stuff!

Re: Besson Recording Bass at Baltimore Brass

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:49 pm
by hrender
They've now identified this as a Besson 785 BBb. Great price given that it appears to be in excellent condition.

Re: Besson Recording Bass at Baltimore Brass

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:29 pm
by Heavy_Metal
I've played that Conn rotary if it's the same one that's been there for quite a while. I like it, but don't have the room............. :(

Re: Besson Recording Bass at Baltimore Brass

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:18 pm
by bort
Heavy_Metal wrote:I've played that Conn rotary if it's the same one that's been there for quite a while. I like it, but don't have the room............. :(


I hated that tuba when I played it almost 2 years ago. It had 1 good note, low BBb, which was the most huge, awesome, thunderous, outrageous low BBb I've ever played. Every other note sucked. I couldn't get anything close to a scale out of that tuba, no matter how hard I tried.

Needs a valve job? Air leaks? Since then has been fixed? Perhaps I'm just a terrible player? :tuba:

I wanted so badly to like that tuba, but it was not on the same planet for me.

Re: Besson Recording Bass at Baltimore Brass

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:49 pm
by Three Valves
When one says “odd looking English tuba” this image pops right into my head!!