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Custom front-action Martin Mammoth

Postby T. J. Ricer » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:21 pm

Hey guys,

I have a great four-valve, front-action, recording-bell, silver-plated Martin Mammoth BBb Tuba for sale. (Wessex does make an upright bell for these, but I am only including the original recording bell in this sale).

Tabor Fischer flipped it from a three-valve, top-action horn. His ad from a couple of years ago: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=71663&p=584781&hilit=+Martin#p584781" target="_blank" target="_blank

Me playing it at an HSO outdoor show:
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I have played it a handful of times in the Hawaii Symphony and the Royal Hawaiian Band, but, as I have a band-owned BBb to use, I’m not playing this enough to justify keeping it.

I am in Honolulu, but with the detachable recording bell, it can be shipped via USPS in two packages.

Asking $3800, but open to offers. I need to get some horns out the door and money in the bank, so I’m not looking for trades, but I could do a partial trade plus some money if you’ve got something interesting...
Thomas J. Ricer, DMA
Royal Hawaiian Band - University of Hawaii at Manoa - Yamaha Performing Artist

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Re: Custom front-action Martin Mammoth

Postby cbettler » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:32 pm

I have heard TJ play this horn, and he sounded fantastic. Great bass sound for the band, even throughout all registers. While a lot of that might be the exceptionally good user input, he did not seem to be struggling at all to make it work. Whoever buys this will be getting an outstanding instrument in my (unsolicited) opinion. And you will be buying from one of the nicest and most honest people I know.

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Re: Custom front-action Martin Mammoth

Postby T. J. Ricer » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:33 pm

Wow, thanks Chris!

Here are some more pics:

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