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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby roughrider » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:59 pm

It is great to have you back posting and sharing your pictures with us! Keep up the great work!
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby roughrider » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:37 am

Thank you for your text and pictures as you rumble toward the finish line with this great tuba. I think your willingness to go the "extra mile" as it were to make sure everything is done the way you want is really great. After all, you're the one who will be playing it, so why not? Keep up the great work!
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby roughrider » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:06 am

So sorry to hear about your beloved cat. It is always sad when a family member comes to near the end. Your attention to detail is really something. Keep up the great work.
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby roughrider » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:11 am

Keep rockin' it!
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby bisontuba » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:39 am

Wade-
Is the elipse in the rotors the same in old vrs new or is there some difference ( esp the 'depth')? Also, is the weight the same? I wonder if the brass composition is the same in old / new rotors.....
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby bisontuba » Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:18 pm

Elipse-- the two 'ports' of an actual rotor....
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby roughrider » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:44 pm

Looks terrific!!
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby TubaNerd88 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:32 pm

Looks great, Wade! I can't wait to see the finished product.
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby roughrider » Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:46 pm

We eagerly await your further pictures and text as you continue this epic project!
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby roughrider » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:24 pm

Thanks for the photos and text! The work you have done looks terrific and we all are anxiously awaiting the final product of both the CC and the BBb horns. Keep chugging along!
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby bearphonium » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:14 pm

That is looking good!
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby shinytuba7 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:46 pm

the elephant wrote:
Again, this is all CC parts with the valves and 1st, 2nd and 3rd slides from the other 186. And my cat Ginger. She is very helpful, as you can tell.




And she is a very pretty kitty as well!

Love how the horn looks!
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby The Big Ben » Fri May 01, 2020 10:59 pm

You have made real progress! It's going to look good and you will be fairly satisfied with all the details you took care of.

Would love to hear a recording of you playing it when it is finished.
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby roughrider » Sat May 02, 2020 5:46 pm

+1 to a recording when this horn is complete. Your attention to detail is incredible.
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby The Big Ben » Thu May 14, 2020 12:14 pm

Getting closer!

Looks good already! Will look even better when you do the finish cleanup. This is a horn to be proud of!
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby iiipopes » Tue May 19, 2020 10:31 am

In the late '50's, Reynolds had a spring-loaded first valve slide that you could pull for low combinations and push for 2nd space C. your rod looks like one of them, which were routinely taken off as they did not function that well for players who were not careful to keep the first valve slide or the mechanism properly cleaned and lubricated. Pic attached.
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby Tubajug » Mon May 25, 2020 4:22 pm

Looking great! How are things with the BBb to CC horn? Or is it a race to the finish on the CC horn and then on to the BBb/CC?
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby Tubajug » Tue May 26, 2020 12:12 pm

the elephant wrote:It has been fun watching your little baby coming along, too. Have you finished the bugle, yet? I saw that you were about to line up and install the dogleg.


Thanks! Yep, bugle is all soldered together, down to the dogleg!
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby Three Valves » Fri May 29, 2020 5:38 pm

Uh, oh, I fear the ranks of Mack Brass Artistes may be thinning...
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Re: Dueling 186s - Twin Restorations

Postby groovlow » Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:55 pm

Super...I love Mirafones.
Great job, love the descriptions of you, the work and the elements.
i enjoyed the superb photography too..
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