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I am posting my Meinl Weston 2000 for sale. Before I say anything about the horn specifically, I want to say that I LOVE this instrument, and really wish I didn't have to sell it. My reasons are purely financial.
That being said, I have to sell it.
It was built in 2000 (a 2000 in 2000, neat eh?), and I've owned it since 2007. This is the most versatile instrument I've ever played. I have used it in everything from the largest-in-size of symphonic orchestras, wind symphonies, wind ensembles, chamber music groups of all sizes and configurations, brass quintets, solos, polka bands, dixieland bands, even rock and roll bands. Some previous owners of this model (not my particular horn, just owners of 2000s in general) complain about it's size, saying it's not big enough for the big symphonies. And while I won't claim it's sound to be as broad as a Yorkbrunner or PT-7 - if you sit back, relax and let the horn do it's job (don't TRY to play it loud), you'll never have an issue with volume. Just last week I played Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony in a full-size orchestra and there were no issues with volume.
I know everything about this horn's intonation with my face. The only weird one for me is my low E (4 ledger lines under the staff), I have to pull the 4th slide out about two inches using the 2, 4, 5 valve combination, or push the 4th tuning slide in all the way for the 2, 3, 4 combination. Other then that, there are minor adjustments I make with the first valve tuning slide for various notes, nothing crazy. Oh yeah, the tuning slides are very accessible with this horn and everything on this horn is fully functioning (no stuck slides).
I use a PT-88 on this horn, and have used that mouthpiece for about 4 years. It sounds great to me and all of my teachers seem to like it as well (you can see my bio on my homepage for those teacher's names).
These horns sell for over $21,000 new; this one in my mind is an exceptional example of this instrument. I played on as many 2000s as I could get my hands on when I was shopping in '07, this one was "the one". It has a couple small spots where the silver is gone, not sure how that happens, they were there when I bought the horn and haven't gotten any larger. There are a few minor dings on the side, absolutely nothing that affects its sound. (I can get those removed for whoever purchases the horn, unless said person would rather take it to "their guy")
Here is a link to some photos: https://plus.google.com/photos/110835709150881091801/albums/5760178091831396401?authkey=CJrIysLw4bbfUQ
If you want to hear some recordings with me using this instrument, just ask.
I'm asking $10,500 - this includes a black cronkhite gig bag in really great shape. I will absolutely accept offers. The horn is currently located in Bloomington, Indiana - if you'd like to come and try it out, all are welcome. I am willing to drive a bit of a distance for very serious buyers...gas ain't cheap!
Last edited by DMOTuba on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:25 pm, edited 2 times in total.
One of these supported the Cleveland Orchestra for years... they are very capable of supporting the largest of orchestras.
And they're are 100% incredible!
Good luck... bumpity bump...
Principal Tuba, Opera Cleveland
Principal Tuba, Firelands Symphony Orchestra
The price is absolutely open to negotiation!
***First off, Doug does not know me, and I have absolutely no connection with this tuba or the sale of this tuba.***
I was over in Indianapolis last month play testing 6/4 tubas for comparison's sake, and a bit of fun (6450/2, Yamayork, Nirschl, and HB50), and Doug's tuba was among the additional pile of horns we were testing for a student who was interested in purchasing a (non 6/4) CC tuba. I found this to be an incredibly easy, very facile, and clear sounding tuba. I was quite impressed with its response and intonation. It reminded me of a small-ish version of my 6450/2. I would not hesitate to check this horn out! It's got a good deal of "oomph", and plays very clean. Very comparable to a Thor, or a PT6, but with a special, more interesting "MW sound."
Thanks Mr. Hardisky! I haven't met you, but I have enjoyed your playing with the Band of Flight.
The 2000 is still available! Again, I am absolutely taking offers. If one is interested in having the horn shipped to them, I am willing to do that at the potential buyer's expense (to and fro)...however, if said potential buyer were to actually buy the horn, I will take the cost of shipping off the final negotiated price.
Though I do hear Bloomington, Indiana is a good place to visit for tubists...I read that somewhere...
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