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Central WA CL: Willson 4/4 CC

Postby hrender » Thu May 16, 2019 1:12 pm

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Re: Central WA CL: Willson 4/4 CC

Postby hrender » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:19 am

Still-up, which surprises me.
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Re: Central WA CL: Willson 4/4 CC

Postby bort » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:28 am

hrender wrote:Still-up, which surprises me.


No shipping + far from everything else.

Might be the rare Willson 4400? Which is basically the same as the smaller of the Marzan CC tubas. Easily worth $2500, but again... hard to get there in person to buy it.
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Re: Central WA CL: Willson 4/4 CC

Postby hrender » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:35 am

4.5 hrs from Seattle & Portland. I'd consider that a reasonable drive if I were seriously interested in the horn, and that's a great price.
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Re: Central WA CL: Willson 4/4 CC

Postby the elephant » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:44 am

For that price I would buy that based on the photos and my experience with Willson horns. But he is several days away from me by car. And the "you pick up locally" restriction pretty much kills the low price for most of us here.

I suppose that if you could find a truly CHEAP one-way flight and rent a sub-compact car for the drive home and you only ate peanut butter sandwiches in the car and you camped in State parks on your return drive and, and, and

Sounds like a mission for an undergrad who wants a really nice 4/4 CC for the price of a beater "Mirafone" 186-4U CC. Come one, guys. How about a current student in the vaunted Oregon tuba studio?

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Re: Central WA CL: Willson 4/4 CC

Postby bort » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:59 am

hrender wrote:4.5 hrs from Seattle & Portland. I'd consider that a reasonable drive if I were seriously interested in the horn, and that's a great price.


Sure, but how many hours away from me are Seattle and Portland? :)
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Re: Central WA CL: Willson 4/4 CC

Postby Donn » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:17 pm

bort wrote:Might be the rare Willson 4400? Which is basically the same as the smaller of the Marzan CC tubas. Easily worth $2500, but again... hard to get there in person to buy it.


Easy enough for me, but ... who wants a small CC? I'm waiting for someone here in the PNW to put up a bargain priced Kalison 2000. No problem waiting.
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Re: Central WA CL: Willson 4/4 CC

Postby bloke » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:42 pm

I'd love to try it out for five minutes, but I wouldn't be willing to buy it to do that.

Not being fully chromatic (and not being sousaphone-proportioned), likely the fake low notes - then - aren't the greatest, it might be a tough flip.

The plumbing wrap doesn't offer much curb appeal, does it?

Ya' know...I'm the one who protests when people use the word, "stuffy" (me, repeatedly: "It's up to the player to give each instrument what it needs", etc... :roll: ) , but - well - after playing so much F tuba for the applications for which I would use a "small C tuba", small C tubas (sporting a bunch of small-diameter cylindrical tubing) - to me feel - well - stuffy :oops:, and tend to offer me more intonation issues than does my offers-easy-intonation F tuba.

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