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Me with my Miraphone Hagen
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We sit on a piano stool turned 90 deg. And mpc is a PT-88+
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Erik_Sweden wrote:Me with my Miraphone Hagen [497]
thumbs up (don't need one for a 5th valve on your Hagen)
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Me and my Conn BAT (Not sure why the image was cropped when uploaded it).

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TUbajohn20J wrote:Me and my Conn BAT (Not sure why the image was cropped when uploaded it).

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thats a super cool horn!
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[quote="TUbajohn20J"]Me and my Conn BAT (Not sure why the image was cropped when uploaded it).

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Would rather not sign up for the Imgur app, so this +1 will have to do.

Is that the original matching 24” bell with that Conn?
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Steve Marcus wrote:
Would rather not sign up for the Imgur app, so this +1 will have to do.

Is that the original matching 24” bell with that Conn?
That is not the original bell. I got it from a 21J and had it restored with the horn along with the original recording bell.
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My Miraphone 187, '56 Silver Conn 20J, '67 Conn 20J, and '67 Conn 24J. Not pictured: one upright bell for the Conns, a euphonium, bass guitar and amps, and all of my wife's woodwind instruments. The upright bell is currently at the shop. I'm getting a quote to have it stripped, repaired, and replated in silver for the '56.
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sushi20j wrote:My Miraphone 187, '56 Silver Conn 20J, '67 Conn 20J, and '67 Conn 24J. Not pictured: one upright bell for the Conns, a euphonium, bass guitar and amps, and all of my wife's woodwind instruments. The upright bell is currently at the shop. I'm getting a quote to have it stripped, repaired, and replated in silver for the '56.
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TUbajohn20J wrote:Can never have too many 2XJ's. I had a 20J which got stolen, which is now replaced with another 2XJ. That 1956 20J will be super nice with the silver upright bell once you get it. Nice horns!
Space is starting to become an issue, if I bring another one home anytime soon I'll be sleeping in the yard. :lol: I'm hoping to get the bell done later this year.
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lost wrote:But where are you in the pics sushi?
I don't have many current action shots. Here is one from the JSU Alumni Reunion from 2016 and another from the pit at PLT for My Fair Lady in the spring of 2017.
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My Yamaha 621 Baadsvik and me
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My Yamaha 621 Baer and me

I guess Baer and Baadsvik make this a BB tuba photo.
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djwpe wrote:Man, Schlep. You're a tall one. I have a 496 Hagen and in have to adjust the stand to keep the bottom bow between my thighs to get the mouthpiece to my mouth. If I held it the way you're holding it, the mouthpiece would hit me in the forehead.


I played the Siegfried at Midwest some years ago and Marcus (and I think Steve Ferguson? he was right next door) laughed at how it looked like a "normal tuba" on me... :mrgreen:
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Welp, the time has come

TheTuba( Raghul :shock: ) with his "tried and true" Miraphone 186

Taken before my Region 31 concert preformance

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New here - can't believe I just found this forum - but playing for 50 years. Here's me and a friend:

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I love the way the horn hides the middle-age spread. :lol:
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Hi,

Welcome to Tubenet. I only found this place by accident because of a sax player telling me his brother had seen an Eb tuba for sale. (I'd been looking for one that didn't cost an arm and a leg.)...found it too. So again welcome.

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Thanks for the welcome, Pete (and Mark), and nice meeting you. I found the forum searching for BBb/CC comparisons; and now know I have too few orchestra opportunities to rationalize a CC.

Growing up in Southern California in the '60s I'm only very recently discovering that my school years were spent in the shadow of tuba greats the likes of Roger Bobo (of course), Tommy Johnson and Gene Pokorny. I knew of Roger and heard him with LASO a few times, but never met any of them that I recall, although I may have very well played alongside Gene at some event - particularly a massed tuba performance at USC.

I have regrets about not majoring in tuba or even music for that matter, but the computer engineering career kept food on the table, something that was not looking especially good for a tuba performance major at the time. Managed to get a couple of studio gigs in the '70s through connections, but life got in the way and the horn went silent for a few years.
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I left professional music many years ago for neuroscience because a steady check was necessary. My music degree and what it gave to me was the foundation to get a Ph.D. and work as a research neuropathologist at the NIH and then become a professor at Towson University. My point, music is important! Do not have regrets, be thankful that you are a musician. Again, welcome to TubeNet!

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This is my Yorkophone, as seen by Terry Wild just last month. He's a good friend with a good camera and he knows how to use it.
It's been a couple of years since I last polished it, but he somehow made it look shiny.
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I'll jump in here just because. Two pics, the first is two great tuba players with me, the wannabe. This was 1974 in Rex Conner's studio at Kentucky with our Getzen Meinl-Westons. My buddy Dave, on the left was a phenomenal player, one of those freaks who didn't have to practice much and still played rings around me while I practiced 4-6 hours a day. He died some years back of a lung disorder, of all things, so I am the lone surviving member of this pic. The second pic is yours truly 44 years later with my new Mack Brass CC. As you can see, I've been down a lot of roads and most of them weren't paved.
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