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WTB a large CC 5V tuba for college and beyond (FOUND)

Postby Logant1447 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:09 pm

I just finished my first year of college as a performance major, and I'm looking for a good horn that will last me a very long time. I'm also looking for any random bits of information or tips that anyone can give me. I'm in Texas for the summer and I'm willing to travel a few states or meet half way.
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Re: WTB a large CC 5V tuba for college and beyond

Postby thevillagetuba » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:31 pm

Some information that will help us help you...

What is your budget? What do you currently play on? Why do you want something different? What have you played and liked? What have you played and not liked? What kind of ensembles do you currently play or want to play in/what are your goals? Have you discussed all of this with your professor to get recommendations?

The last being the most important. That person will know you and will probably have an idea of what horns would work for you as they probably already know the answers to all of these questions and will know how you play and your strengths and weaknesses.
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Re: WTB a large CC 5V tuba for college and beyond

Postby bort » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:46 pm

Robert is right, this is a little like saying "I want to buy a car. One car, please!"

MANY great options out there, it all depends on what you want, need, and can afford.
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Re: WTB a large CC 5V tuba for college and beyond

Postby huffcam13 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:37 pm

I've got an Eastman 632 that I'm selling, if you'd like more info, pm me.
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Re: WTB a large CC 5V tuba for college and beyond

Postby Mark Finley » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:47 pm

bort wrote:Robert is right, this is a little like saying "I want to buy a car. One car, please!"



I laughed.
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Re: WTB a large CC 5V tuba for college and beyond

Postby bloke » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:58 pm

cktuba is offering a Wisemann 900 for $6000...He's south of St. Louis on the Miss. River in Missouri.

You could (??) go ahead and just get a 6/4 "for infinity and beyond" :arrow: :idea: :shock: :!:
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Re: WTB a large CC 5V tuba for college and beyond

Postby Logant1447 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:00 pm

I do not currently own a horn, but the horn I had at school was a Getzen G-50.
I have not actually played much on many other horns. I'm working on that and contacting different stores and schools in the area.
I'm looking for a versatile horn that works in many ensembles. At school, I play in the Wind Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Brass Quintet and Low Brass Choir. I would like more orchestral experience because in the future I would like to play for movie scores. I suppose we could use that as a focus point.
As for budget, I'd say absolutely no more that $13,000.
I have played a little bit on a few Miraphones, and I like the 1290 series horns a lot. I like larger horns like the 1293 and I really like the large bell.
I don't have any specific horns that I don't like, but I'm not a fan of tall bells. (I'm also unaware of the pros/cons of bell length)
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Re: WTB a large CC 5V tuba for college and beyond

Postby Bnich93 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:19 pm

It sounds like you are using your horn more or less for the same purposes as I use mine. I would recommend going for a good deal on a PT-6 or other 5/4 CC, and using the extra money in your budget for a bass tuba of some sort. I really like the balance of roles in my horns, with the 6/4 BAT backed up by a 5/4 F tuba for solo and brass quintet work.
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Re: WTB a large CC 5V tuba for college and beyond

Postby Dan Schultz » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:54 pm

I have a very nice Marzan 'slant-rotor' CC for sale. Only four rotors but capable of handling most any situation.
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