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MACK Brass Updated Website Featuring The 6/4 Thunderbird

Postby mctuba1 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:47 pm

I know its been a while since we have updated our website with new additions, so here is the new and exciting 6/4 Thinderbird.

http://www.mackbrass.com/6_4_CC_Thunderbird_2.php

As most who know who i am and how i operate, my standards are extremely high. If an instrument doesnt meet the needs or demands of the seasoned pro, I will not touch it. We are not into having a website filled with fluff and all kinds of instruments just to make our company look inpressive.

Feedback is appreciated and part of the reason we can keep our prices as low as possible is because i am too cheap to pay someone to maintain our site. lol
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Re: MACK Brass Updated Website Featuring The 6/4 Thunderbird

Postby Ken Crawford » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:31 pm

Good to see the website updated. The Thunderbird is a good looking instrument. When you use the term "handmade" what does that entail? How much does it weigh? Do you have bore dimensions? Other features? Valve construction materials? Can't wait to hear your videos. Thanks!
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Re: MACK Brass Updated Website Featuring The 6/4 Thunderbird

Postby JaxBen_20J » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:37 pm

It's a beautiful horn!

I noticed on your "coming soon" page that you also mentioned a 4/4 Little Thunderbird. Any chance you'll get some details about that up soon?
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Re: MACK Brass Updated Website Featuring The 6/4 Thunderbird

Postby mctuba1 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:51 pm

Ken Crawford wrote:Good to see the website updated. The Thunderbird is a good looking instrument. When you use the term "handmade" what does that entail? How much does it weigh? Do you have bore dimensions? Other features? Valve construction materials? Can't wait to hear your videos. Thanks!


This is a handmade tuba from sheet brass being hand hammered where the end product is lightweight and very responsive.
Weight is around 23 lbs
Bell is 20"
Bore for valves 1-3 is 0.748
Bore for the 4th valve is 0.789
Bore for the 5th valve, i cant remember off the top of my head but the 5th is a large valve measuring somewhere between. 848 to .867.

I can tell you that the MAW valves fit perfectly from my testing but since the horn is already so responsive the MAW valves really didnt have much of an impact.
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Re: MACK Brass Updated Website Featuring The 6/4 Thunderbird

Postby mctuba1 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:24 pm

JaxBen_20J wrote:It's a beautiful horn!

I noticed on your "coming soon" page that you also mentioned a 4/4 Little Thunderbird. Any chance you'll get some details about that up soon?


The 4/4 is modeled directly from the Nirschl 4/4 and has the most incredible low register of any CC i have played. I do have the first production made model right now and i found the main tuning slide to be about 5/8th of an inch too long. I will have this changed on all future incoming. The 4/4 features the same valve set as the 6/4 and plays extremely well. I have always liked this model as its a great do it all tuba. If i was younger and taking auditions I would have no problem using this.

Price for the 4/4 will be $5795.00 and comes with an ABS style case.

For the tuba i currently have, i will be doing a demo video shortly and will be selling this one for $4995.00 due to having the main slide being shortened. The outer tubes are the only tubes that need to be cut as the inner tubes are fine and will fit after the alteration is completed.
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