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Holton BBb

Postby sugawi » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:37 pm

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Re: Holton BBb

Postby roweenie » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:38 am

Looks like a Couesnon stencil.
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Re: Holton BBb

Postby edsel585960 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:02 am

Yep, Couesnon origin for sure. Still appears to be in good cosmetic shape. Most of these I find are beat to $#!* :(
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Re: Holton BBb

Postby pbone3b » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:10 pm

I just bought this.
The listing said Bb, but it is, in fact, an Eb, but I've decided to take it anyway. I'm a trombonist who is fairly proficient on Euphonium, looking for my first tuba.
Mistake?
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Re: Holton BBb

Postby SteveP » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:15 pm

For the price I don't think you did bad. You'll have a good time playing this. Enjoy!
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Re: Holton BBb

Postby pbone3b » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:20 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Holton BBb

Postby Donn » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:23 pm

pbone3b wrote:Mistake?


You never know, but at worst it isn't a super expensive mistake. If you're implying it's Eb, I think you're right there. If you get serious about playing Eb, I expect you'd eventually want something with more valves, but (as you probably already know) you'll be able to play the missing notes as if you had another register down there - so Ab below the conventional range is "open", G is 2nd valve etc. They just won't have as nice a tonal focus as the real thing.
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