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FS Walter Sear BBb Tuba by De Prins Bro "Solist"

Postby shyone750 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:23 pm

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I am selling a BBb Tuba that is a 4/4 size. It is a Walter Sear tuba made by the De Prins Bro in Antwerp Belgium imported to New York and labeled "Solist" with the serial number 208**. It is nickel plated with a few dents on the bottom tubing. It plays well and comes with a gig bag. Asking price is $1800 OBO and buyer pays shipping. I am located in Atlanta, GA. I can ship it with whatever company you prefer or you can arrange a Roadie. I accept Paypal only as a method of payment.
I have more pictures. Please send me an email and I will send you all of the pictures.
You can reach me by sending an email to bookitandgotravel at gmail.
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Re: FS Walter Sear BBb Tuba by De Prins Bro "Solist"

Postby lowbrassmaniac » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:34 pm

That's a neat horn, I remember someone posting the Craigslist link here weeks ago. Does it play in tune up and down the horn? What if any quirks does it have? Do all the slides pull and valves work fine? It has a lot of Conn similarities IMO..
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Re: FS Walter Sear BBb Tuba by De Prins Bro "Solist"

Postby shyone750 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:49 pm

The Craigslist post that you are speaking of is the C Tuba located up north somewhere. This one is a Bb.
All of the slides pull out and the valves all work well. I found that it has a lot more spit valves than what I am used to. One of the spit valves was removed and permanently sealed by the previous owner. My other horn is a King and I often have to swing and rotate it in the middle of a performance to get the trapped water out and with this one I don't have that issue. I found that I really had to play with the slides to get myself in tune but I am not a master performer by any means. I really consider myself a beginner.
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Re: FS Walter Sear BBb Tuba by De Prins Bro "Solist"

Postby lowbrassmaniac » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:53 pm

shyone750 wrote:The Craigslist post that you are speaking of is the C Tuba located up north somewhere. This one is a Bb.
All of the slides pull out and the valves all work well. I found that it has a lot more spit valves than what I am used to. One of the spit valves was removed and permanently sealed by the previous owner. My other horn is a King and I often have to swing and rotate it in the middle of a performance to get the trapped water out and with this one I don't have that issue. I found that I really had to play with the slides to get myself in tune but I am not a master performer by any means. I really consider myself a beginner.

The photos were taken on the same wooden deck and white railing, in Georgia..I've never seen any other horn like this anywhere and it was in BBb. The Craigslist ad may have expired because I can't find it now but it was definitely this horn down to the Dented bottom bow.
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Re: FS Walter Sear BBb Tuba by De Prins Bro "Solist"

Postby lowbrassmaniac » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:55 pm

Here's the old Craigslist ad: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=77803

I do see now the CC one in the classifieds here, also super rare...cool!
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Re: FS Walter Sear BBb Tuba by De Prins Bro "Solist"

Postby shyone750 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:22 pm

Definitely not the same wooden deck as I took the photos today on my back patio of my apartment. Lol.
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Re: FS Walter Sear BBb Tuba by De Prins Bro "Solist"

Postby edsel585960 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:34 pm

Nice markup. Good luck.
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Re: FS Walter Sear BBb Tuba by De Prins Bro "Solist"

Postby lowbrassmaniac » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:56 pm

shyone750 wrote:Definitely not the same wooden deck as I took the photos today on my back patio of my apartment. Lol.

Ok so you bought it from the guy with the other wooden deck, and didn't like the horn so now you're selling it? Just wondering not trying to stir the pot just a genuine question. I think Edsel knows as well..it looks like a neat horn however.
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Re: FS Walter Sear BBb Tuba by De Prins Bro "Solist"

Postby shyone750 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:13 pm

It's a solid horn and yes, it does play well. If you have further questions, please feel free to email me or send me a private message. Thanks!
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