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FS - BBb piston Marzan (Boehm and Meinl) - SOLD

PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 6:03 am
by fulerzoo
For sale - Very nice BBb 4-valve piston Marzan. Made by Boehm and Meinl in the mid-1970's. I consider it a large 4/4 or modest sized 5/4. Big sound that I think is mid-way between "German" and "American" :tuba:

BBb Marzans are not often re-sold because they exhibit excellent intonation with little need for slide pulling. Old world craftsmanship. This Marzan was overhauled and bought from Dan Schultz. Raw brass. Comes with a Wessex gig bag.

I'll initially only consider buyers who do not require shipping. Please don't contact me if you are not a dedicated buyer. Location is near La Crosse Wisconsin and I will drive up to two hours to rendezvous with a buyer. I'm regretfully selling this because I'm now old and require small tubas :roll: $3,500

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Re: FS - BBb piston Marzan (Boehm and Meinl)

PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 1:56 pm
by bort
Nice tuba! Sorry you need to downsize from it!

Re: FS - BBb piston Marzan (Boehm and Meinl)

PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 5:24 am
by fulerzoo
Photo added.

Re: FS - BBb piston Marzan (Boehm and Meinl)

PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 8:04 am
by Michael Grant
This might sound strange but is it possible to get a picture of this horn being held by someone? Possible in the seated / playing position. Like you, I’m old (er) and am looking for horns that are not too large. Having never seen or played one of these, I cannot gage it’s size unless it is context to something known (a Miraphone 186 or a Hirsbrunner HB or a older King 2341 for example). Would that be possible?

Mike

Re: FS - BBb piston Marzan (Boehm and Meinl)

PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 9:22 am
by fulerzoo
Total Height - 37"
Height to leadpipe - 25"
Body width (at bow ferrules) - 18"
Bell diameter - 19"
Weight - 21.5 pounds

Photos of someone holding it could be deceiving based on the size of the person and camera angle. Rick Dennys page https://www.rickdenney.com/tubas_compared.htm" target="_blank gives a multitude of tuba size comparison photos. His reference tuba is a York Master (made by Boehm and Meinl) and this Marzan is similar but 2" shorter, the bell is 1" smaller, and the throat is a bit bigger.

If you remain an interested buyer feel free to personal message (PM) me. We can exchange phone numbers and have detailed discussions.

Re: FS - BBb piston Marzan (Boehm and Meinl)

PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 9:53 am
by bort
21.5 pounds? Wow... that's very light!

Re: FS - BBb piston Marzan (Boehm and Meinl)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:14 pm
by jbaggett7
Is this still available? Interested.

Re: FS - BBb piston Marzan (Boehm and Meinl) - SOLD

PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:56 pm
by fulerzoo
SOLD

Re: FS - BBb piston Marzan (Boehm and Meinl) - SOLD

PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:32 pm
by Dan Schultz
fulerzoo wrote:SOLD


Good horn. Someone should be very happy.