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B&S PT-605 aka GR51 near Chicago, IL

Postby swillafew » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:58 pm

My BBb tuba is available for sale. I purchased new in 2010 from Custom Music. This instrument is a current model, and the link to the specs is here:

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Horn is for sale with a blue cordura Cronkhite gig bag and an MTS case. Cases are in excellent condition. Asking price for the 3 items is $5700. For September 2018, I will hand deliver the horn within 500 miles of 60506.

The horn plays very well and I want to see it go to a player who will enjoy it. If you are seeking a broad, dark sound in the low register this horn is a good choice. There are a few very small dents from normal use.
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Re: B&S PT-605 aka GR51 near Chicago, IL

Postby swillafew » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:23 pm

Bump for new photos, fresh from a Dana Hofer chem cleaning.
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Re: B&S PT-605 aka GR51 near Chicago, IL

Postby johnhadden » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:59 pm

Any chance this is still available?
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Re: B&S PT-605 aka GR51 near Chicago, IL

Postby swillafew » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:12 am

Yes it's still for sale.
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Re: B&S PT-605 aka GR51 near Chicago, IL

Postby swillafew » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:47 am

Holiday bump for complete set of horn with hard and soft cases, all in very good condition.
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Re: B&S PT-605 aka GR51 near Chicago, IL

Postby swillafew » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:38 pm

Still for sale. I did notice a little lacquer wear for the first time today. Plays very well.
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Re: B&S PT-605 aka GR51 near Chicago, IL

Postby ckalaher1 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:33 am

These are very nice tubas, and this is a very good deal for someone. Surprised it hasn't sold.

Good luck with it, John.
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Re: B&S PT-605 aka GR51 near Chicago, IL

Postby Levaix » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:52 pm

If I needed a BBb and/or had a few thousand extra dollars, I would drive out sometime next week to try it out. Nice horn!
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Re: B&S PT-605 aka GR51 near Chicago, IL

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Re: B&S PT-605 aka GR51 near Chicago, IL

Postby Obeeron » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:00 pm

Hi! Didn't see that the horn was sold. Do you still have it? I had a silver version of ths horn and loved it and, like an idiot, sold it. Wishing I had it back but I just saw your horn so I thought I'd check. Please advise at your earliest convenience!

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Re: B&S PT-605 aka GR51 near Chicago, IL

Postby swillafew » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:42 pm

Thanks for the bump. Yes the horn is still here. I have a hard case and a bag, and owing to the bulk of all that, I don't care to ship it. It's been priced accordingly. I started playing it again in a brass band, and it plays like a charm. If I sell it, I will revert to relearning the music on another instrument.
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Re: B&S PT-605 aka GR51 near Chicago, IL

Postby swillafew » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:11 pm

Summer time bump for a horn that you can test just one mile from the expressway on your vacation across the Great Lakes region.

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Re: B&S PT-605 aka GR51 near Chicago, IL

Postby swillafew » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:40 pm

Back to school bump.

I have had a couple of people ask me about shipping. I just read another's post about a new MRP tuba getting crushed and I don't want to be the next person to write something like that.
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Re: B&S PT-605 aka GR51 near Chicago, IL

Postby tofu » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:18 am

swillafew wrote:Back to school bump.

I have had a couple of people ask me about shipping. I just read another's post about a new MRP tuba getting crushed and I don't want to be the next person to write something like that.


Surprised this is still for sale - especially with a Cronkhite gig bag and a hard case included.

Since you don't want to ship and in line with your back to school bump - you ought to send a letter about it to the District 203 & 204 HS band directors - especially with school back in session in a few weeks. The schools all seem to use Miraphone 1291's around here and many of these kids parents buy them something comparable to play at school & home etc. Your price is more than within the pocketbooks of many (most) parents in these two districts and a PT-605 stacks up well vs a 1291 and a student would be all set with a gig bag and hard case for the school bus trips. Good Luck!
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Re: B&S PT-605 aka GR51 near Chicago, IL

Postby bort » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:16 am

Ditto, this should have sold already. I thought about it several times, but could never bring myself to change to BBb. :oops:
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Re: B&S PT-605 aka GR51 near Chicago, IL

Postby swillafew » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:58 pm

I am going to make a offer good for September:

If you want the horn delivered within 500 miles of 60506, I will deliver it myself with both cases for the advertised price.
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Re: B&S PT-605 aka GR51 near Chicago, IL

Postby bort » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:22 pm

This map shows where you are willing to drive. Minneapolis is well within this radius. :wink: :!: (Where was this offer in June!)

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Re: B&S PT-605 aka GR51 near Chicago, IL

Postby Three Valves » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:56 pm

I’d love to toot on one of these, their description appeals to me...
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Re: B&S PT-605 aka GR51 near Chicago, IL

Postby swillafew » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:22 pm

I think this model came out concurrent with the Thor, and according to writers on this forum, they share the same bugle. I haven't played a Thor myself, but I can say this horn is about as free blowing below the staff as any horn I've tried. The middle and upper registers are characteristic of a 4/4 BBb tuba from Germany. Intonation is very good.
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Re: B&S PT-605 aka GR51 near Chicago, IL

Postby swillafew » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:35 am

I am asked about the size of the horn, it's on the right of a Fafner:
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on the right of a PT6:
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on the left of a Melton 182 and a PT-10
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