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B&S 56AFT 6v F Tuba $8250

Postby Doc » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:52 pm

I am selling my B&S 56AFT F tuba. Six valves (4+2) and a left hand 2nd slide kicker. Goldbrass bell and leadpipe. New-style cord tether on the 4th valve slide. Blue B&S top-loading gig bag plus case candy (lube, tools, storage/dust bag, etc.) Horn was purchased new at the end of August 2019 and is in pristine condition. 5th and 6th valves are below the 4th valve, allowing them to be larger bore than the 4th valve and open up the low range, and the low range shows it.

This tuba plays with a large, clear sound and responds well from top to bottom. The low range is easy and solid. Intonation is great. Top line G is good 1st valve, but it is also rock solid 1+3, albeit slightly sharper. If that G is the 5th of a chord, 1+3 locks right in.
This is a super F tuba in every way, and it is a joy to play. It feels and sounds solid. I am selling because I have an opportunity to purchase an F tuba that is, at least for me, the holy grail/unicorn of F tubas. And if that deal should fall through, I have a second dream-tuba option.

Price is now $8250. It’s hard to find one at all, especially at this price. Local sales are always nice, but I do have a box for shipping. Greyhound and UPS have stations near me, but if the buyer wants to arrange something else, we can work it out. All shipping and insurance costs are the responsibility of the buyer. Please PM or email through Tubenet with questions, reasonable offers, etc.

Photos (more to come): B&S 56AFT For Sale

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A couple of audio examples: Schutzenliesel , Muziky, Muziky
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Re: B&S 56AFT 6v F Tuba For Sale

Postby ckalaher1 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:36 pm

Based on my experience, limited as it may be, the handful of these that I’ve played have been GREAT F tubas.
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Re: B&S 56AFT 6v F Tuba For Sale

Postby Alex C » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:52 pm

Wasn't this the tuba I heard you play? OMG, I can't believe you're selling it. It had great sound and projection!
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Re: B&S 56AFT 6v F Tuba For Sale

Postby Doc » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:55 pm

Alex C wrote:Wasn't this the tuba I heard you play? OMG, I can't believe you're selling it. It had great sound and projection!


You heard my play my goldbrass Miraphone 181.
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Re: B&S 56AFT 6v F Tuba For Sale

Postby Diego A. Stine » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:16 pm

Link says I need permission to access. I think you might have to adjust sharing settings to "public".
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Re: B&S 56AFT 6v F Tuba For Sale

Postby Doc » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:33 pm

Diego A. Stine wrote:Link says I need permission to access. I think you might have to adjust sharing settings to "public".


I tried. I’ll try to host the pics somewhere else this evening.
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Re: B&S 56AFT 6v F Tuba For Sale

Postby Doc » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:41 am

Try this:

56AFT
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Re: B&S 56AFT 6v F Tuba For Sale

Postby Doc » Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:19 pm

You can play this F tuba for almost anything. It sounds great on F tuba literature, and it can cover a bunch of CC/BBb territory. For the really big stuff, you can always use a Kaiser tuba (for sale also :mrgreen: ) If you wanted to forego a smaller CC or BBb for orchestra, band, etc., this tuba can cover it.
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Re: B&S 56AFT 6v F Tuba For Sale

Postby Doc » Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:02 pm

I’ve had some tire-kickers and one trade offer. The tuba is still available.
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Re: B&S 56AFT 6v F Tuba LOWER PRICE

Postby Doc » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:55 pm

Bump for lower price.
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Re: B&S 56AFT 6v F Tuba LOWER PRICE

Postby Doc » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:02 pm

Still available. This F tuba is a really fine player. It needs a new home.
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Re: B&S 56AFT 6v F Tuba LOWER PRICE

Postby Doc » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:20 pm

Here’s another sound sample. 56AFT on the top three parts.

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Re: B&S 56AFT 6v F Tuba LOWER PRICE

Postby binlove » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:08 am

You're killing me with this listing. Please someone buy this and put me out of my misery!
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Re: B&S 56AFT 6v F Tuba LOWER PRICE

Postby Doc » Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:57 am

Still available. PM or email with questions, offers, to talk turkey...
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Re: B&S 56AFT 6v F Tuba NEW PRICE!

Postby Doc » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:28 pm

New low price.
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