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FS/FT Conn Frankentuba $1500 (Traded)

Postby mcdctuba2014 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:32 pm

I have a Conn BBb Frankentuba that was built by Art Hovey out of a Conn upright tuba and some Conn sousaphone valves. It's a massive horn with a 22" bell and 4 front action valves and it has served me great so far. Cash only, $1200 obo. Located in Florence, AL.

This is the tuba on Art Hovey's website. I have can give more pictures upon request.
http://www.galvanizedjazz.com/tuba/BigConn.html" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank

Current pics of the horn
https://shoals.craigslist.org/msg/d/con" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank ... 75692.html

*UPDATE*
I'll also cosider trading for an older pickup truck if you happen to have one you'd part with (no Dodges please.)
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Re: FS/FT Conn Frankentuba $2000

Postby hrender » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:52 pm

How is the intonation? Also, what size/kind of CC are you looking for?
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Re: FS/FT Conn Frankentuba $1500

Postby mcdctuba2014 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:12 pm

Intonation is really decent for a frankentuba. I've never had any issues with it on that front. I just don't play it anymore. As for the CC, I'm looking for anything 4/4 or bigger, 5 valves preferred, valve type doesn't matter.
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Re: FS/FT Conn Frankentuba $1500

Postby mcdctuba2014 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:32 pm

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Re: FS/FT Conn Frankentuba $1500

Postby YORK-aholic » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:08 pm

Was it originally a 4 valve cluster or one made from two 3 valve clusters?

Do you know what the bore is?
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Re: FS/FT Conn Frankentuba $1500

Postby mcdctuba2014 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:26 pm

The first 3 valves are from a 3 valve cluster and the 4th valve was made from a separate valve from another horn. It's a little farther out from the other 3 but the hand position is actually quite natural, at least for me. As for bore, not entirely sure.
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Re: FS/FT Conn Frankentuba $1500

Postby mcdctuba2014 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:11 pm

Bump for updated info
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Re: FS/FT Conn Frankentuba $1500

Postby mcdctuba2014 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:23 pm

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Re: FS/FT Conn Frankentuba $1500

Postby Donn » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:30 pm

Art wrote:This tuba weighs 23 pounds.

Light!

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Re: FS/FT Conn Frankentuba $1500

Postby Bill Troiano » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:23 pm

This could be the tuba I sat next to for 20 years. ??
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Re: FS/FT Conn Frankentuba $1500

Postby Mike Lopp » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:53 pm

HI!

Did you ever Trade this horn?

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