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Re: "TWEAKS"!!! bloke's German valveset cimbasso project

Postby bloke » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:18 pm

It's 9:30 P.M., and I fully intend on getting a good night's sleep.
I'll hopefully finish this tomorrow.
lacking:
- thumb paddle (to be silver brazed in place, and at a different angle than you might expect)
- trim trigger to length
- spring
- one link and action rod
- stop rod

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Re: "TWEAKS"!!! bloke's German valveset cimbasso project

Postby pjv » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:22 am

For which F tuba is the valve set manufactured?
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Re: "TWEAKS"!!! bloke's German valveset cimbasso project

Postby bloke » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:47 am

pjv wrote:For which F tuba is the valve set manufactured?


It was a 182 (perfect valve-set bore-size and quality-of-fabrication for my needs) that I bought from someone on TubeNet...
Another repair-guy on TubeNet (likely) is going to purchase the body, the new-looking Altieri bag that came with the 182, and a King 1241 front-action piston valveset (which I've had sitting around here)...so (likely, after a while) there will be a cool custom piston F tuba offered for sale by them.
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Re: "TWEAKS"!!! bloke's German valveset cimbasso project

Postby bloke » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:46 pm

Just because this is fabricated will push out the second slide, that doesn't mean that I'm particularly close to done. It has to come back IN...and under SPRING power...but we'll see...and - if it does that - I'll have to manufacture range stops (in/out) for this thing.
That having been said, it is comfortable to use.

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Re: "TWEAKS"!!! bloke's German valveset cimbasso project

Postby bloke » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:21 pm

Here's someone's else phone video of one of the tunes on last week's pops concert.
This was the encore tune... ("Don't Stop Believin' ")
This phone camera ALMOST pans over to the cimbasso, but - at this particular angle - is hidden by the curtain.
One time through the riff - roughly 2/3 of the way though the chart - the one time when all the trombones were playing it (not just "cimbasso", and not just "cimbasso and bass trombone") - I took it down an octave (beginning the lick with the 4-ledger low Eb) and super-ffff'ed it. :twisted:

If you have a facebook account...
https://www.facebook.com/thejacksonsymphonyinjacksontn/videos/1751813204861465

now...dinner eaten...stupid stuff posted...back to this "trigger project"...Too many other people are asking me if THEIR repairs have been done, and I'm making too many excuses. :oops:
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Re: "TWEAKS"!!! bloke's German valveset cimbasso project

Postby bloke » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:26 pm

OK...
It works...I can't make a youtube movie to prove it, because it requires and operator + a cinematographer, and the cinematic specialist is out feeding the animals.

I need to add one or two more rotor vents, because the difference between the valve-depressed ease-of-return and the relying-on-the-vent ease-of-return is noticeable.
I also have to mount a range-controlling stop rod, because (as there is great mechanical advantage in the design) it is very easy (with no stop rod) to send the #2 slide flying.

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Re: "TWEAKS"!!! bloke's German valveset cimbasso project

Postby bloke » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:17 pm

I'll show you the bell engraving when it's finished...
For now: Here's the balancer (same on both sides: peace dollar)

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Re: "TWEAKS"!!! bloke's German valveset cimbasso project

Postby bisontuba » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:01 pm

bloke wrote:I'll show you the bell engraving when it's finished...
For now: Here's the balancer (same on both sides: peace dollar)

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Why Joe, that is so ‘60’s of you...having a ‘Peace’ Silver Dollar on Earth Day......Happy ‘4-20’ too... 8)
Seriously, the horn looks very nice...great job...

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Postby Three Valves » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:39 pm

I hate to harsh your mellow...

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Who needs four valves??

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Re: "TWEAKS"!!! bloke's German valveset cimbasso project

Postby bloke » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:43 pm

Three Valves wrote:I hate to harsh your mellow...

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"Me playing the instrument" will harsh yours. :twisted:

Hey...
There was a recital tonight which involved several of the musicians of the IRIS Orchestra. It was the annual "Hosts Recital" specifically for the people of the community (as most of the IRIS Orchestra musicians fly in from "all-over-the-place") who supply housing, food, and (yup) use of cars to the musicians.

The recital ended with a brass quintet (in which I was involved) playing three pieces. The middle piece was a Giovanni Gabrieli canzona...the one that starts like this:
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I used the "cimbasso", as the piece is linear, and the top and bottom parts are no more important than the three middle parts, and the narrower sound of the "cimbasso" DE-emphasizes the lowest voice (in much the same way a bass trombone would). I used a BORROWED bell section (which doesn't ~quite~ fit properly), as mine is off being engraved... 8)

...and yup, the music director (who makes me slightly "noivus"...and, honestly, no one else - who I can think of - does) was in the audience. :shock:

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If you're familiar with the Mozart "Oboe Quartet" (oboe and string trio), *Adrian Morejon (unquestionably, a bassoon virtuoso - likely, with few equals) played his arrangement (all movements) for bassoon and string trio. It was just so incredibly amazing.
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Re: now: ENGRAVED!!! bloke's German valveset cimbasso projec

Postby bloke » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:49 am

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Re: now: ENGRAVED!!! bloke's German valveset cimbasso projec

Postby Three Valves » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:57 am

How much more cool is that, than a tattoo??

Wow!! :shock:
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Re: now: ENGRAVED!!! bloke's German valveset cimbasso projec

Postby bloke » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:09 pm

' saw this knife blade, and had to have that pattern on the bell...

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Re: now: ENGRAVED!!! bloke's German valveset cimbasso projec

Postby Stryk » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:16 pm

WONDERFUL engraving job! Who did that?
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Re: now: ENGRAVED!!! bloke's German valveset cimbasso projec

Postby bloke » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:21 pm

I'll send you a private message, Terry.
They are "retired", and - I'm pretty sure - don't really want to entertain inquiries.
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Re: now: ENGRAVED!!! bloke's German valveset cimbasso projec

Postby Mark Finley » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:28 pm

Absolutely amazing
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Re: now: ENGRAVED!!! bloke's German valveset cimbasso projec

Postby bisontuba » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:09 pm

Very nice!!!
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Re: now: ENGRAVED!!! bloke's German valveset cimbasso projec

Postby Tubajug » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:36 pm

That looks great!
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Re: now: ENGRAVED!!! bloke's German valveset cimbasso projec

Postby bort » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:34 pm

It would be even better if they had spelled your name correctly. D'oh!!














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Re: now: ENGRAVED!!! bloke's German valveset cimbasso projec

Postby bloke » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:23 pm

bort wrote:It would be even better if they had spelled your name correctly. D'oh!!


That's OK...
This was just the "practice" bell.
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