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...diss the Chinese travel tuba
Or any other travel tuba fo that matters.
I'm on vacation with my two kids, the misses and an alto horn
I WANT A TRAVEL TUBA. I DON'T WANNA PLAY MY DAUGHTERS ALTO HORN
I'd love to have info on how well that works for you. Is that "choke" adjustable? Where did you get the part? Any difficulty with cutting/drilling that Kellyberg out? Any info would be appreciated.
I've been interested in getting something to buzz on that provides a little resistance (besides JUST a mouthpiece with a finger over the end).
Terry Warburton's site was previously selling this Buzzzmaster which was sorta pricey - starting at $50 for silver plated and ranging on up to the "platinum and pave diamond" version - I got the feeling I wasn't their target demographic (That's code for me admitting I'm a cheap bastard).
But honestly, do we need to spend a boatload of money just to plug the end of a mouthpiece in some sort of consistent, quantifiable manner? That device - at least on Warburton's site - has apparently been replaced with a newer, less expensive plastic product called a Buzzard But while I'm glad the new product is a much more reasonable price than the Buzzzmaster, neither one seems to be able to adjust the amount of restriction. These products always say something to the effect of "Just Like Your Instrument" in that regard, which I find to be utter BS with almost everything I've tried.
The BERP thing sorta seems to do what I want with the adjustable resistance, but everyone that I've known that used one says it's really "Cheap" and they're not just talking about the price...and I also don't want something made to attach to my horn....I'd really like something I can easily carry in pocket if possible.
Rambling over for now....Thanks for listening
A foldable cimbasso with a 4" bell?
The mouthpiece....The bolt is a hollow 'chainring bolt', std. bicycle component
This one is aluminum as I wanted it light, std. is steel and you do of course get
them is titanium as it's bicycle stuff and they wanna have your money.
The buzzer is probably sold in bike stores as a breath control device
Well......Add a little epoxy and you're done.
The hole is a little tight and could probably be drilled a bit larger,
but what a heck. It's an already cracked kellyberg with a bolt in
that serves just fine. Kinda like playing with a scliphf or wallace
practice mute, but a heck of a lot lighter on your lap
I will preface my comment by admitting that there is nobody more obsessive about practicing than me. Why don't you take a week or so off? A break might do you some good.
Boosey and Hawkes 967
Conn 20 J
Conn 110 H
I'm not talking serious practicing....Really just 10-30m or so a day
Just some slurs, scales and etydes..
I really do not believe in periods totally off.
Muscle atrophy hits in within hours
Lectron, thanks for the buzz-piece info
It's starting to sound like there's an under-served market segment out there. POCKET CIMBASSO!
The Travel tuba's made in China are fantastic, and its not because I sell them, its because they really are.
Bam! I used to own that, probably as close as you can get.
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