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Melton 2165 FS

Postby Jonathan Baker » Fri May 14, 2010 1:05 am

I am selling an early model Melton/Meinl Weston 2165 (no tone ring). It is in raw brass. I picked it up at Dillon Music about 2 years ago and the previous owner was JáTtik Clark in Oregon Symphony. This instrument is a fabulous example and plays great. It has had many of the 2265 modifications done to it over the years including new "big valves" valve block, MW45S leadpipe, replacement main tuning slide etc. It's in great condition - a little ding here and there but I don't see that it has ever sustained any major damage. I am asking $US8000 or best offer and will be bringing it to the US in the third week of July (to NYC). I am not selling a bag or case with it.
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Re: Melton 2165 FS

Postby bigbob » Sun May 16, 2010 5:38 am

beautiful horn!!BUMP....................................bigbob
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Re: Melton 2165 FS

Postby Chris Olka » Sun May 16, 2010 10:54 am

I've played this horn when Jat'Tik owned it. It was a great horn then and he only made it better. If you're looking for a "hog" on a budget this is a great deal.

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Re: Melton 2165 FS

Postby Jonathan Baker » Sun May 16, 2010 4:16 pm

Thank you gentlemen for your recommendations.
I should probably add why I am selling this tuba. To be honest I bought it on impulse because I could afford it (as Mr. Olka said - an affordable "hog" on a budget) and was absolutely amazed at how well it played (given the general reputation of these instruments)! I had until then always played at most 5/4 instruments in my orchestra (we only have 6 basses) and had thought I would maybe use a 6/4 10-15% of the time. BUT I wasn't prepared for how much I loved making that "6/4 sound" and how flexible this instrument proved to be (especially for a 2165!) With all the upset in the Euro-zone and a strengthening New Zealand dollar I have paid my deposit on a Nirschl "York" and booked my fare to Munich in the 3rd week of July to choose from a batch of 2 or 3. I am very excited (as are the rest of the brass section). I know the Nirschl will give me even more flexibility with a little more colour in the sound - but for another $US12,000 than I am selling this for!! If I don't sell my 2165 privately between now and then I will drop it back to Matt Walters at Dillons to sell on my behalf on my way to Germany.
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Re: Melton 2165 FS

Postby Jonathan Baker » Sun May 23, 2010 3:07 am

Bump - before you know it you're at the bottom of page 3!
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Re: Melton 2165 FS

Postby bigbob » Wed May 26, 2010 3:05 pm

I still really like this horn! the raw brass look is great!Ahhh just a few sculptures away <s>.............................bigbob
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Re: Melton 2165 FS

Postby Jonathan Baker » Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:47 am

Bump
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Re: Melton 2165 FS

Postby TheDancingSousa » Thu May 18, 2017 2:55 pm

Is this still for sale?
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Re: Melton 2165 FS

Postby Billy M. » Thu May 18, 2017 9:31 pm

Please take into consideration the dates of these postings. This, as well as the other one, is 7 years old.
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