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FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $7000 (On Trial)

Postby Tubanomicon » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:11 pm

It is with great reluctance that I'm selling my Rudolf Meinl four-valve 5/4 BBb tuba. I purchased this horn from Baltimore Brass back in October for $7,500; if I remember correctly, they said the horn was made sometime back in the 1970s. The lacquer shows that age in certain places. There are a few dings and a dent on the bottom bow that doesn't affect the playability of the tuba in any manner.

Derek Fenstermacher of NJSO and Albany Symphony Orchestra play-tested this tuba and said it's one of the good Rudy's. He even said he'd be inclined to ask to borrow the tuba for Prokofiev 5. There's immense sound in the low register and a nice, resonant upper register. This tuba is one of the most air-efficient tubas I've ever played; a little air produces a truly beautiful sound that worked in many settings for me, including orchestra, wind ensemble, brass quintet and solo work.

I'm selling this tuba because I've taken my playing in another direction (purchased an American-style 6/4 CC tuba). You can check out some pictures of the horn at the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7x69cptrragc ... Son5a?dl=0

I'm asking $7,000 for this tuba plus shipping via Greyhound from Kingston, NY, though I am willing to hear reasonable offers. It will come with a relatively new 1209v MTS tuba case that's had the mouthpiece box removed, as that's the only way it could fit.

Thanks!
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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

Postby Tubanomicon » Tue May 01, 2018 10:17 pm

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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

Postby Tubanomicon » Sun May 06, 2018 10:29 pm

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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

Postby Tubanomicon » Thu May 10, 2018 5:26 am

Bump. I told Derek Fenstermacher that I'm selling this horn. He said he wished he had the funds at this time to buy such a "dark" horn. :tuba:
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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

Postby Antontuba » Fri May 11, 2018 4:19 pm

Beautiful horn, what model is it?
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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

Postby Tubanomicon » Fri May 11, 2018 4:23 pm

Antontuba, it's the Bayreuth model.
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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

Postby Tubanomicon » Fri May 11, 2018 4:25 pm

And thanks for the kind words. You should see it in person. It's magnificent. :tuba:
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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

Postby Tubanomicon » Mon May 14, 2018 5:14 am

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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

Postby Tubanomicon » Thu May 17, 2018 5:14 am

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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

Postby Tubanomicon » Mon May 21, 2018 5:16 am

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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

Postby Peach » Wed May 23, 2018 6:27 am

Tubanomicon wrote:Antontuba, it's the Bayreuth model.


Beautiful, lovely tuba no doubt.
If made in the 70s it can't be a Bayreuth model though as they didn't start making them until much later right?
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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

Postby Tubanomicon » Wed May 23, 2018 8:08 am

You're right, Peach. My apologies for the confusion. I could definitely brush up on my RM lore.
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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

Postby Tubanomicon » Sat May 26, 2018 7:35 am

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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

Postby Tubanomicon » Tue May 29, 2018 5:24 am

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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

Postby Tubanomicon » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:21 am

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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000 (Will Hear Offers)

Postby Tubanomicon » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:27 am

Willing to hear reasonable offers.
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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000 (Will Hear Offers)

Postby Tubanomicon » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:16 am

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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000 (Will Hear Offers)

Postby Tubanomicon » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:10 am

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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000 (Will Hear Offers)

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