HN White KING "Pit Tuba"

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I've seen pictures of this model before, but until this one with you holding it, I had grossly underestimated its size.
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Cool horn. Bigger than I thought it would be.
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Ian, I played one of these pit tubas (perhaps larger/taller than yours?) for approximately 10 minutes in the home of our friendly tuba collector in Texas. I was comfortable holding it, like you, by placing the bottom bow on the top of my shoes. The horn was much lighter than I expected, but I imagine that playing for longer than 10 minutes in that position can become fatiguing.

I hope that you find an affordable, effective solution for your pit tuba stand search.
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Fun horns. Mine was the more common .688" bore. I lugged it to Windjammers in Gettysburgh a few years back along with a Wenger stand I customized for it. The Wenger works well if you extend the bottom arm a foot or so. I just got tired of packing it around and sold it a while back. It's been sold twice since I owned it and I think it's probably living in a collection near Orlando now.
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Probably a stick like those used on bass clarinets would work for supporting your instrument at the correct height, should be a bit stronger off course... It would require soldering the stick holder to the tuba.
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I mounted a Stewart Stand onto two of my tubas. It gives you the adjustability to change the height for any sitting or standing situation.

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ken k wrote:I mounted a Stewart Stand onto two of my tubas. It gives you the adjustability to change the height for any sitting or standing situation.
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So you're the lucky guy who bought it from BBC- congratulations!
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Nice
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Very nice! It is always fun to see an unusual horn being played and loved. As for a stand, I don't know what height you need, but consider one of the portable steps that they sell for RVs. It is basically a platform with folding adjustable legs. They aren't very heavy and do fold flat. Glue a piece of foam to the top and you are in business. They are available from Amazon or similar on line retailers.
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Seems to be the opposite in intent from a Piggy . . .

I'd love to hear it. I bet it projects beautifully.
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Thanks for pegging me weird-o-meter to full. I had never seen a horn like that... :)
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Got to see your videos. Very nice!

As for the pit tuba, why not just use a tuba stand?
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If you can get the part number of a broken or missing part, King still carried those in stock as of 2008. A friend ordered a third valve crook for a large bore rotary tuba (VERY rare) and got it within a month.
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I have a base with a broken to sousaphone stand. Maybe we can work something out. Such as $1 and you pay shipping.
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I have to say, this tuba is pretty wild, and you have a very accepting band director. In my experience, most times even a regular recording-bell tuba is shunned, and asked to not come back the next week. :|
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I love the ad copy:
"More Imposing In Appearance - Occupies Less Space"

Kiltie, I think this tuba was designed for you. : )
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I have one of these tall puppies, and I use one of those old adjustable height cradle stands made by Wenger in the 50s-60s. It is adjusted to be at the perfect height for me to play it standing up, or on a high chair/stool. Very stable, with 3 legs.
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