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VMI 3302 5 valve BBb- $4250

Postby Sousaswag » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:18 pm

For sale is a VMI 3302 BBb tuba. It is located in Normal, Illinois. I'd prefer to not ship it, but I can arrange it if the buyer pays for it. It would be a better idea to come try/buy, and transport it on your own, safely. I'm asking $4250. Mechanically, everything is in great shape. All 5 valves move easily, slides pull easily and are adjustable while playing. Cosmetically, there is some lacquer wear on the bottom bow and on the back of the tuba, as well as some dents, which should be easily removed with some dent balls. None affect the sound. I am am the third owner of this tuba. It plays wonderfully. Low register is powerful and easy to play. I use third valve for G at the bottom of the staff and D below it. The fifth valve makes the pedal Eb, C, and B in tune. The Eb is solid as a rock. All in all, it's a great BBb tuba. Since I'm looking to buy a CC tuba, I have to sell this one. I think it is a perfect tuba for a high school student, a college student who would like to own a tuba of their own, or somebody who wants a great 5 valve BBb tuba. I think it would be great for any university or even high school program. It's built like a tank. The horn will come with an MTS hard case. The wheels still function. Message me with any questions. If you are interested in this tuba and the euphonium I have for sale, PM me. I'll sell you both for $7000.

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Re: VMI 3302 5 valve BBb- $5000

Postby Tubaing » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:51 pm

Just curious if this is my old horn. I sold it in Palos Hills, IL in early to mid 2009.
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Re: VMI 3302 5 valve BBb- $5000

Postby Sousaswag » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:57 pm

It might be! I bought it from a friend of mine who bought it in Illinois.
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Re: VMI 3302 5 valve BBb- $5000

Postby Sousaswag » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:02 pm

Bump

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Re: VMI 3302 5 valve BBb- $4500

Postby Sousaswag » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:35 pm

$4500
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Re: VMI 3302 5 valve BBb- $4500

Postby Sousaswag » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:00 pm

Bump!
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Re: VMI 3302 5 valve BBb- $4500

Postby ATschetter » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:10 pm

I can vouch for this tuba, having played this specific one many times. It's a great horn for the money. It has a rich, very dark tone. Definitely perfect for band. And hey, a 5-valve BBb beats a 4-valver any day of the week in my book.

VMI is the factory which B&S horns are made in. It uses the same parts and is of a comparable quality build-wise. It is a very sturdy horn in my opinion.
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Re: VMI 3302 5 valve BBb- $4500

Postby Sousaswag » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:10 pm

Thanks, Alex!

Horn is now $4250 plus shipping.
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Re: VMI 3302 5 valve BBb- $4250

Postby Sousaswag » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:19 pm

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Re: VMI 3302 5 valve BBb- $4250

Postby toobagrowl » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:38 pm

A great BBb tuba. AND it is a 5-valver! Those of you looking into a King 2341 need to seriously look into this tuba. :idea: (Bump)
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Re: VMI 3302 5 valve BBb- $4250

Postby dobiefeld » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:28 pm

(1) Pls forgive the dumb question, but I am intrigued by this horn - what does the 5th valve allow you to do on a Bb horn ? What are its practical applications where one is most likely to be using a B horn ?

(2) It's a larger bore than the 2341, right ? How will the bore difference affect how it plays, how comfortable one is from an air support needed standpont, etc ?

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Re: VMI 3302 5 valve BBb- $4250

Postby Sousaswag » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:17 am

Thanks for the bump!!

The 5th valve comes into play in the low register mostly, giving you a rock solid pedal Eb, and an in tune pedal C, and a real pedal B natural with all 5 valves down. It also gives a ton of alternate fingerings if you need them for intonation.

The bore of the horn is larger than the King. I believe it is .748 and .787 in the 5th valve. This tuba isn't an air hog in my opinion. I love this tuba. Great intonation, fat low register, AND a fifth valve!
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Re: VMI 3302 5 valve BBb- $4250

Postby greenbean » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:58 pm

I have the 4-valve version of this horn and it is... awesome. There is a lot to like about it. In addition to what has been said above...

--It is a nice squat horn that is extremely easy to handle and hold. 36" tall
--It plays better than any horn I have played (including 2341's).
--It has a water trap just after the leadpipe that collects about half the condensation in the horn. Takes about 6 seconds to pull it and dump. Nice.
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Re: VMI 3302 5 valve BBb- $4250

Postby Sousaswag » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:39 pm

Bump!

This tuba will be located near Chicago during Midwest/Tuba Christmas!

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