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German silver Kaiser Tuba

Postby kontrabasstuba » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:51 am

Here is my silver Kaiser tuba up for sale.

https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anz ... pp_android" target="_blank" target="_blank

Feel free to ask what you want. ;-)
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Re: German silver Kaiser Tuba

Postby bloke » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:07 am

blokeslation wrote:For sale is a huge kaiser tuba in B-flat, for roughly $3400 USD. It is completely silver plated and recently the valve section has been remanufactured. Compression is 100%. The sound is as powerful as this tuba looks. Height is 45 inches, the bell diameter is 19-3/4 inches, and bore at the 1st valve measured 22mm (.866"). Huge sound, and the intonation is good. Open partials are good.
On the left side of the tuba are a few bumps in the body. I did not have them removed because they did not bother me. The price is intentionally a bit cheaper so there is still budget to remove these bumps. Just look at the pictures. No case or gig bag. If you have questions, just ask.


Is this OK? How much isn't quite right?
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Re: German silver Kaiser Tuba

Postby kontrabasstuba » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:22 am

It's perfect. Thank's a lot for your help! :-)
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Re: German silver Kaiser Tuba

Postby Donn » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:34 am

My German is only rudimentary, but that part looks OK to me. But 22mm is .866"; .787" is 20mm. Given that the 50 cm bell diameter measurement may not be ultra precise, I'd round the 19.685" conversion to two places, i.e. 20 inches, but that would be nitpicking.

What I could use a blokeslation of is anything the engraving is saying -
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Re: German silver Kaiser Tuba

Postby bort » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:00 pm

Just to clarify, this appears to be a silver-plated brass Kaiser tuba made in Germany... and not a Kaiser tuba made from German silver.
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Re: German silver Kaiser Tuba

Postby bloke » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:27 pm

Donn wrote:My German is only rudimentary, but that part looks OK to me. But 22mm is .866"; .787" is 20mm. Given that the 50 cm bell diameter measurement may not be ultra precise, I'd round the 19.685" conversion to two places, i.e. 20 inches, but that would be nitpicking.

What I could use a blokeslation of is anything the engraving is saying -
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Thanks...careless copy/paste on the front end.
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Re: German silver Kaiser Tuba

Postby toobagrowl » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:19 pm

Beautiful Kaiser BBb for a good price :D
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Re: German silver Kaiser Tuba

Postby Donn » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:09 pm

Donn wrote:What I could use a blokeslation of is anything the engraving is saying -


I think I have it - thanks to the Horn-u-copia catalogue - "Barth, ..., Stuttgart". "Barth" seems to be a kind of post WWII stencil company for, initially, the Schediwy company after his demise. That apparently went on until 1995, so if this tuba was finished up on their last day it would be over 20 years old.
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Re: German silver Kaiser Tuba

Postby kontrabasstuba » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:43 pm

Hi Donn,
Thanks for your informations. I found some infos as well. Nearly the same like yours...
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Re: German silver Kaiser Tuba

Postby bloke » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:40 pm

Someday, I'm going to get access to one of those things - a good one, in good condition - and learn how to play it.

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Re: German silver Kaiser Tuba

Postby Doc » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:36 pm

bloke wrote:Someday, I'm going to get access to one of those things - a good one, in good condition - and learn how to play it.

bloke "What could be better than continuing to experience and learn new things, as long as they're 'good'?"


I do have to say that the Wessex kaiser was a blast to play. Not sure I need one just yet, but I was highly impressed. And there are many vintage kaisers I definitely want to try.

If I can ever get to Blokeplace, you can honk on mine.
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