SF Bay CL: Older Miraphone BBb

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Re: SF Bay CL: Older Miraphone BBb

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Beautiful horn...
Good price 1650
NICE work Dan :tuba: !
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This would make a great budget horn for a high schooler or college student. Kind of wish I had this cheap of an option when I first started college.
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Apparently has a Chinese made bell on it. :cry: Why Dan? why :cry:
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groth wrote:Apparently has a Chinese made bell on it. :cry: Why Dan? why :cry:
Huh?! Look at the patina. Probably original. Not all Miraphone tubas, especially early ones, had a krantz.
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Re: SF Bay CL: Older Miraphone BBb

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iiipopes wrote:
groth wrote:Apparently has a Chinese made bell on it. :cry: Why Dan? why :cry:
Huh?! Look at the patina. Probably original. Not all Miraphone tubas, especially early ones, had a krantz.
The owner states in the ad, not sure you read it but it was a replacement bell. Upon email, the owner states it was a Chinese replacement. Maybe Dan can verify this or not.
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groth wrote:Apparently has a Chinese made bell on it. :cry: Why Dan? why :cry:
$$$$$$$

Sometimes even the best tech can't salvage a busted up Mirabell that spent twenty years in a junior high. You wouldn't be paying $1650 for a 186 with a new Mirabell on it.
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Re: SF Bay CL: Older Miraphone BBb

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The Big Ben wrote:
groth wrote:Apparently has a Chinese made bell on it. :cry: Why Dan? why :cry:
$$$$$$$

Sometimes even the best tech can't salvage a busted up Mirabell that spent twenty years in a junior high. You wouldn't be paying $1650 for a 186 with a new Mirabell on it.
Sure when cost is a factor, but keeping the horn close to original is a big factor for some buyers, especially when you put a non hand hammered bell onto something that is hand made. Would love to hear the story from Dan on this one.
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Re: SF Bay CL: Older Miraphone BBb

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Do you think the Chinese bell is still high quality? The clones coming out of China have been good as of late.
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