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Re: Martin Mammoth Tuba

Postby Big Toot » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:17 am

The horn looks amazing, though.
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Re: Martin Mammoth Tuba

Postby SousaWarrior9 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:51 am

I wonder how a bell from ~1935 ended up on a horn from ~1960. Interesting story on this horn if the description is to be believed, as I understand it it was a new old stock horn that sat in storage somewhere in the Martin factory til it was bought out by LeBlanc. I'd also like to know the story behind that custom tuning bit. Pretty cool that there are custom cases, too.

Sidenote: Been seeing several Martins popping up lately which is really exciting. There was a gorgeous silver one with a gold wash bell that popped up on Facebook marketplace in Michigan earlier this week for a stupid low price. It was up for less than a day, and I called to inquire about it, only to find it had sold just an hour prior :cry: . There's also a Martin medium sousa up on ebay right now as well that looks to be in pretty good shape too FYI.

Still holding out for a front-action Mammoth, personally. If anyone out there has one: Shut up and take my money! :lol:
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Re: Martin Mammoth Tuba

Postby hrender » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:06 pm

Based on the pictures it looks to be in very good condition. I have one (1935 vintage) that's not in as nice condition, but it still puts out a very big, clear sound and is very in-tune even with only three valves. Played it last night in band and got the thumbs up from the director.
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Re: Martin Mammoth Tuba

Postby EdFirth » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:52 pm

It's in beautiful shape BUT from what I understand Martin stopped production around 1959. I've only seen/tried one other with a 26 inch bell and it was really woofy. But with the more common 24 inch bell front it was that big clear Martin sound. The bell almost seems to have a sousaphone angle although it is a "Handcraft". I bought four mammoths from Vince years ago. They were all from Baldwin Wallace college. My plan was to find homes for three of them and keep the fourth for myself. Three were "Handcraft" and they all looked the same but the newer one didn't have the sound. So this is very likely a late one with an earlier bell. Who knows why? But with the current setup I don't think, based on my experience, it will sound or play as great as a Martin should. Kanstul made me an upright bell for 1100 bucks that sounded fantastic but I don't know if that will be an option with the new company. They are amazing instruments when they're right. Ed
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