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I would like to know what the top 5 brands for each key of tuba is.
Not based necessarily on your favorite model of tuba but more on just, what companies make good tubas.
Also if anyone has a used Meinl weston, willson, miraphone, etc... that they are selling (CC 5/4 5 valves only) shoot me an email at email@example.com
There are MANY brands that have made or make great tubas. I have played on great tubas of well over a dozen different brands. But I WILL say that Meinl-Weston, B&S and Miraphone have been very industrious and innovative for a long time.
And I'd like five scoops of ice cream, please: vanilla, vanilla, vanilla, vanilla and vanilla.
Miraphone 186 detachable - both bells
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He did ask what companies put out good tubas. As to the vanilla comment...I happen to enjoy a good vanilla ice cream...especially scooped and rotated the same direction. IMHO...there are no vanilla tubas just vanilla players. Don't blame the horn blame the player. I have heard my fair share of players that made a Hirsbrunner sound like sugar-free, unflavored, ice milk.
Casca "who came make any horn sound like vanilla, chocolate, Cherry Garcia, or Phish Food" Grossa.
Mack-a-clone 186 "Chairman Mao"
Can I say Miraphone 5 times?
Bb- the big boy (not super impressed, yet), 191 and 1291
C- 1291-3, all those rotary horns you guys like
Eb- Star and Star Lite; a piston model would be nice
F- 1281; I'm not so much a fan of their rotary models
euph- the 1258 is still my favorite comp euph ever
They also make 3+1 Eb's and Bb's, that big Marzan-like Bb, several smaller contrabasses, rotary euphs, bass trumpet, Bb and NOW C (!!) slide contrabass trombones,...
Give me a 1291 Bb, a 1281 F (straighten that 4th valve out some please), and maybe one of their smaller things and I'll probably shut for a long time.
You are a pretty funny guy, Casca.
But you listed dealers, not manufacturers (brands).
That's a good way to take out the entire string section like the nightclub scene.
"Statistical analysis suggests that I am probably in tune with someone."
In no particular order;
The last for developing the compensated EEb, rather than their quality today
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