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6/4 Conn BBb 36J with Siegfried 98B bell

Postby eutubabone » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:16 pm

Hi,
I'm selling my tuba, orginally made for Tony Kniffen of Indianapolis Symphony awhile ago by Martin Walik. Beautiful sound and response but I'd like to go back to a rotary 4/4 or 5/4 BBb or CC. I'm playing in an excellent community orchestra and a professional German polka group and I really don't need a 6/4 for those groups. The body is a Conn 36J BBb, all 4 valves vented, and a 19.75" Miraphone Siegfried 98B bell . Sale price is $7100.
Includes a tuxedo top loading gig bag. More pictures available at:
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Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra and Ballet
I'm in Stone Mountain, Ga.
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Re: 6/4 Conn BBb 36J with Sigfried 98B bell

Postby Kirley » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:10 am

That is one beautiful horn. Wow.
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Re: 6/4 Conn BBb 36J with Siegfried 98B bell

Postby pauvog1 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:28 pm

Wow!!! Looks like an awesome horn! :tuba:
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Re: 6/4 Conn BBb 36J with Siegfried 98B bell

Postby bort » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:45 pm

Probably the only piston 6/4 you'll ever see with a kranz. Love it!
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Re: 6/4 Conn BBb 36J with Siegfried bell update

Postby eutubabone » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:49 pm

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An update on this horn. The bell was damaged when I left it in a storage area behind the pit for Nutcracker performances. Fixed the bell, left it unlacquered with just Lemon Pledge on it. What's weird is the damage didn't affect the sound or response. This horn sounded great in 7 performances of the Nutcracker at Infiniti center, but it's still too big for the ensembles I'm playing in. Pictured updated see attached. Price now is : $ 6400. Pics will come later once I put them in tiny pic.com
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Re: 6/4 Conn BBb 36J with Siegfried 98B bell

Postby eutubabone » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:40 pm

The dent you see in the bow actually makes the horn sound better! I think it has to do with nodal points, but if the buyer wants it out, I'll take care of that. Also open to trades: 4/4 Rudy CC 5 valve, GR51/605 BBb, Alex 5valve CC.
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Re: 6/4 Conn BBb 36J with Siegfried 98B bell

Postby eutubabone » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:49 am

The first valve slide would drop out when the horn was on its bell during an "inopportune time"( quiet section of music) in a dress rehearsal, so I used a black shoe lace and electrical tape (no residual marks) to prevent that happening again. Didn't want to put something permanent on the horn, and it works fine.
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Re: 6/4 Conn BBb 36J with Siegfried 98B bell

Postby bort » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:14 pm

I would absolutely love to hear this tuba in action!

With that bell, is the sound more focused than on a normal 6/4 BAT?
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Re: 6/4 Conn BBb 36J with Siegfried 98B bell

Postby eutubabone » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:08 pm

It plays alot like my 5/4 Rudy CC I had , but because it's a .773 bore and not .840 (!), so not quite as much air required for the low register is easier, especially for Prokovfiev 5 and the Ride. For more info on how it compares with with Tony's 6/4 Nirschyl, put his name in the Tubenet search. I paid/ traded alot more for it than what he originally sold it for . (I traded a $7000 Rudy CC 4/4, for it excellent condition ).
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Re: 6/4 Conn BBb 36J with Siegfried 98B bell

Postby bort » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:57 pm

Every time I see this, I think, "well, maybe I *could* re-learn BBb..."

But would have to judge with my ears, not my eyes! Sneak a recording at your next gig? :wink:
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Re: 6/4 Conn BBb 36J with Siegfried 98B bell

Postby eutubabone » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:20 am

Bump with price $6400 or trade for 5 valve Rudy 4/4 CC, 5 valve 163 Alex CC, or B&S GR51 BBb.
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Re: 6/4 Conn BBb 36J with Siegfried 98B bell

Postby eutubabone » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:34 pm

On hold!
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