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Modified W. Nirschl BBb tuba SOLD

Postby Tabor » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:35 pm

This "Frankentuba" is in Springfield, MA. It looks and plays great. The bugle is a W. Nirschl J-700, which is a very nice bugle. I replaced the valves, leadpipe and the main tuning slide with mostly King stuff. The main slide is from a J. W. York and Sons part, but the large leg is new Mirafone tubing. I put a small ring on the underside of the first slide, so a band could be attached and wrapped around the brace below if desired. This tuba comes with a W. Nirschl "MTS style" (not MTS) hard case.

It has some scratches on the back of the bell stack from where a previous owner had metal shirt buttons, or a zipper or something. The scratches go through the lacquer, and are unsightly, but they aren't gouges in the metal. I will consider trades in part, but don't really want an outright trade for something nice. I am selling it primarily to raise the much needed funds to properly fix, hot rod and customize my 6/4.

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Re: Modified W. Nirschl BBb tuba $4250

Postby obreitys » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:47 pm

Beautiful job. That floating leadpipe adds a nice touch!
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Re: Modified W. Nirschl BBb tuba $4250

Postby Tabor » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:17 pm

obreitys wrote:Beautiful job. That floating leadpipe adds a nice touch!


Thanks.

It plays as well as it looks.
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Nirschl/king BBb tuba $4250

Postby Tabor » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:37 am

Bump for this beauty. I'll consider trades in part.
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Re: Modified W. Nirschl BBb tuba $4250

Postby DouglasJB » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:17 pm

Tabor has built 1 horn for me and modified another, if I was in the market for a GOOD BBb tuba, I would jump on this horn. He does an amazing job on these.
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Re: Modified W. Nirschl BBb tuba $4250

Postby Tabor » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:05 am

DouglasJB wrote:Tabor has built 1 horn for me and modified another, if I was in the market for a GOOD BBb tuba, I would jump on this horn. He does an amazing job on these.



Thank you, DouglasJB.
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Re: Modified W. Nirschl BBb tuba $4200

Postby Tabor » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:26 pm

Bump for (slightly) lower price.
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Re: Modified W. Nirschl BBb tuba $4200

Postby Tabor » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:39 pm

bump
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Re: Modified W. Nirschl BBb tuba $4200

Postby Frank Ortega » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:08 am

A review:

I played this horn this weekend. What a sound!
Tabor's work gets better all the time, and he makes small tweaks that improve response and sound quality.
This is a great all around BBb tuba for any situation, college or pro! I highly recommend it.

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Re: Modified W. Nirschl BBb tuba $4200

Postby Tabor » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:50 am

Frank Ortega wrote:A review:

I played this horn this weekend. What a sound!
Tabor's work gets better all the time, and he makes small tweaks that improve response and sound quality.
This is a great all around BBb tuba for any situation, college or pro! I highly recommend it.

Best Regards,
Frank




Thanks for the review, Frank. It was nice to get to hear it out from under the bell.
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Re: Modified W. Nirschl BBb tuba $4200

Postby Tabor » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:06 pm

bump. still available.
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Re: Modified W. Nirschl BBb tuba $3500

Postby Tabor » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:01 pm

Price reduced to $3500!
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Re: Modified W. Nirschl BBb tuba $3500

Postby Dan Schultz » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:43 pm

Nice!
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