Update: 6/4 Thunderbird/York at the Army Conference Bookmark and Share

TubeNet Sponsors make TubeNet possible!

Update: 6/4 Thunderbird/York at the Army Conference

Postby mctuba1 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:55 pm

Hi All,

Please see my last post for details.

If all the stars line up perfectly we will have the new ZO 6/4 York copy at the Army Conference next week.

We just received our arrival notice for our next shipment of ZO 6/4 thunderbird tubas and the shipment is scheduled to arrive on Thursday Jan 31st. If all works out and we have no delays with customs, the ZO 6/4 can be seen and played at the Baltimore Brass booth.

This tuba is a game changer and anyone thinking of a 6/4 should definitely consider one of these. ZO's quality, fit, and finish is absolutely at the very top of anything coming out of China and is on par with anything coming out of Europe and a Japan.

In my opinion, this is the best 6/4 on the market today.
Last edited by mctuba1 on Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:12 am, edited 1 time in total.
Tom McGrady
MACK Brass of Virginia LLC
Email: Sales@mackbrass.com
http://www.mackbrass.com" target="_blank
804-926-7707
mctuba1
TubeNet Sponsor
TubeNet Sponsor
 
Posts: 755
Joined: Fri Apr 09, 2004 7:22 am
Location: Virginia

Re: New ZO 6/4 Thunderbird/York at the Army Conference

Postby Three Valves » Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:22 pm

That’s cutting it close!!
User avatar
Three Valves
6 valves
6 valves
 
Posts: 3408
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:44 am
Location: The Land of Pleasant Living

Re: New ZO 6/4 Thunderbird/York at the Army Conference

Postby Ken Crawford » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:25 pm

mctuba1 wrote:In my opinion, this is the best 6/4 on the market today.


That's a pretty lofty endorsement! I hope that it is the best, that would be amazing.
User avatar
Ken Crawford
4 valves
4 valves
 
Posts: 721
Joined: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:45 am
Location: Rexburg, ID

Re: New ZO 6/4 Thunderbird/York at the Army Conference

Postby bloke » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:31 pm

Hey Tom...
Let's at least try get a quick burger together next door at the bowling alley, if there's a quiet moment. :D
User avatar
bloke
musician/technician/innovator
musician/technician/innovator
 
Posts: 43172
Joined: Sat May 08, 2004 6:04 pm
Location: western Tennessee

Re: New ZO 6/4 Thunderbird/York at the Army Conference

Postby mctuba1 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:33 pm

Ken Crawford wrote:
mctuba1 wrote:In my opinion, this is the best 6/4 on the market today.


That's a pretty lofty endorsement! I hope that it is the best, that would be amazing.


Yes it is lofty but i guess it really comes down to personal preference with these. Over the years I have owned and played most of the 6/4 tubas available and to me this brings the best qualities of them all into one, great sound, response, intonation and for me a great low register.
Tom McGrady
MACK Brass of Virginia LLC
Email: Sales@mackbrass.com
http://www.mackbrass.com" target="_blank
804-926-7707
mctuba1
TubeNet Sponsor
TubeNet Sponsor
 
Posts: 755
Joined: Fri Apr 09, 2004 7:22 am
Location: Virginia

Re: New ZO 6/4 Thunderbird/York at the Army Conference

Postby mctuba1 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:34 pm

bloke wrote:Hey Tom...
Let's at least try get a quick burger together next door at the bowling alley, if there's a quiet moment. :D


i will be looking for you.
Tom McGrady
MACK Brass of Virginia LLC
Email: Sales@mackbrass.com
http://www.mackbrass.com" target="_blank
804-926-7707
mctuba1
TubeNet Sponsor
TubeNet Sponsor
 
Posts: 755
Joined: Fri Apr 09, 2004 7:22 am
Location: Virginia

Update: 6/4 Thunderbird/York at the Army Conference

Postby mctuba1 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:33 pm

Well the shipment will not make it in time for the conference. Today i received notice that it will be here on Tuesday. Once i have had a chance to go through them i will make a trip up to Baltimore Brass to drop a couple off at their shop. I encourage anyone that is in the area to stop by Dave's shop and try them out.

I also have a very nice 4/4 piston that is based heavily on the Nirschl design arriving. Anyone thats in the south is more than welcome to check these out as well as any other instruments we carry.
Tom McGrady
MACK Brass of Virginia LLC
Email: Sales@mackbrass.com
http://www.mackbrass.com" target="_blank
804-926-7707
mctuba1
TubeNet Sponsor
TubeNet Sponsor
 
Posts: 755
Joined: Fri Apr 09, 2004 7:22 am
Location: Virginia

Re: Update: 6/4 Thunderbird/York at the Army Conference

Postby DouglasJB » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:25 am

In intriqued to hear more about the 4/4 one, as well as the 6/4. If these ever make their way to Middle TN, I would really like to give them a try
DouglasJB
3 valves
3 valves
 
Posts: 449
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:47 pm

Re: Update: 6/4 Thunderbird/York at the Army Conference

Postby Three Valves » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:27 pm

Several instruments DID NOT make it to the conference.

(Seems several venders including yourself encountered shipping issues)
Last edited by Three Valves on Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Three Valves
6 valves
6 valves
 
Posts: 3408
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:44 am
Location: The Land of Pleasant Living

Re: Update: 6/4 Thunderbird/York at the Army Conference

Postby mctuba1 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:31 pm

Are you speaking about ZO instrument's making to the conference? If so, which models and who had them?
Tom McGrady
MACK Brass of Virginia LLC
Email: Sales@mackbrass.com
http://www.mackbrass.com" target="_blank
804-926-7707
mctuba1
TubeNet Sponsor
TubeNet Sponsor
 
Posts: 755
Joined: Fri Apr 09, 2004 7:22 am
Location: Virginia

Re: Update: 6/4 Thunderbird/York at the Army Conference

Postby Three Valves » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:44 pm

mctuba1 wrote:Are you speaking about ZO instrument's making to the conference? If so, which models and who had them?


Ooops!!

Went back, re-read and fixed it.

I meant to remark upon how several instruments that had been expected to be there WERE NOT due to shipping snafus.
User avatar
Three Valves
6 valves
6 valves
 
Posts: 3408
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:44 am
Location: The Land of Pleasant Living

Re: Update: 6/4 Thunderbird/York at the Army Conference

Postby bloke » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:38 pm

Three Valves wrote:
mctuba1 wrote:Are you speaking about ZO instrument's making to the conference? If so, which models and who had them?


Ooops!!

Went back, re-read and fixed it.

I meant to remark upon how several instruments that had been expected to be there WERE NOT due to shipping snafus.


hmm...Didn't you receive the vor-texts ?
User avatar
bloke
musician/technician/innovator
musician/technician/innovator
 
Posts: 43172
Joined: Sat May 08, 2004 6:04 pm
Location: western Tennessee


Return to TubeNet Sponsors

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests