PT7 arrived today

The bulk of the musical talk
User avatar
bort
6 valves
6 valves
Posts: 11087
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:08 pm
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Re: PT7 arrived today

Post by bort »

The synthetic bloke-felts were pretty cheap, too. :P
Alexander 163 CC
User avatar
Tubajug
5 valves
5 valves
Posts: 1708
Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:23 pm
Location: Lincoln, NE

Re: PT7 arrived today

Post by Tubajug »

That can't be your horn, there's only one rotary valve on it! :)
Jordan
King 2341 with a Holton "Monster" Eb bell
Eb Frankentuba in progress
Martin Medium Eb Helicon

Used to own, but still a fun thread: Lyon & Healy Eb

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving's probably not for you.
User avatar
bort
6 valves
6 valves
Posts: 11087
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:08 pm
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Re: PT7 arrived today

Post by bort »

bort wrote:
Doc wrote:When do you think you'll have the repairs completed?
It goes to the shop on September 5th.
Update: in the shop until late October
Alexander 163 CC
User avatar
bort
6 valves
6 valves
Posts: 11087
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:08 pm
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Re: PT7 arrived today

Post by bort »

Update: hope to get it back by the end of next week.

I'm looking forward to being a tuba player again. It's been over 6 months...
Alexander 163 CC
Chris Mayer
bugler
bugler
Posts: 30
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:04 pm
Location: Germany (Heidelberg)

Re: PT7 arrived today

Post by Chris Mayer »

Hi Bort

there is a page http://museum-markneukirchen.de/forum/portal.php" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank were you could place any question regarding an instrument made in the Vogtland (Markneukirchen and Klingenthal) area, hence also your B&S PT 7. If you place your questions on the age of the tuba indivating the serial number (from the leadpipe „normally“) you normally get a quick feedback from one of the moderators having access to the production logs. Based on the number they could tell you the year, facility and person who made your instrument.

regards

Chris
User avatar
bort
6 valves
6 valves
Posts: 11087
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:08 pm
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Re: PT7 arrived today

Post by bort »

Chris Mayer wrote:Hi Bort

there is a page http://museum-markneukirchen.de/forum/portal.php" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank were you could place any question regarding an instrument made in the Vogtland (Markneukirchen and Klingenthal) area, hence also your B&S PT 7. If you place your questions on the age of the tuba indivating the serial number (from the leadpipe „normally“) you normally get a quick feedback from one of the moderators having access to the production logs. Based on the number they could tell you the year, facility and person who made your instrument.

regards

Chris
That's awesome, I'll have to give it a try. I don't speak much German, so this might be pretty interesting.... but as long as the model number and serial number are intelligible, maybe the point will get across. :)
Alexander 163 CC
User avatar
bort
6 valves
6 valves
Posts: 11087
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:08 pm
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Re: PT7 arrived today

Post by bort »

Doc wrote:Well...?
A few more days. Doesn't really matter at this point, I just want it fixed completely and correctly. I'll be sure to post here when I get it back!
Last edited by bort on Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Alexander 163 CC
User avatar
bort
6 valves
6 valves
Posts: 11087
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:08 pm
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Re: PT7 arrived today

Post by bort »

YORK-aholic wrote:
bort wrote: I don't speak much German, so this might be pretty interesting....
https://translate.google.com/

It isn't perfect, but should be close enough to get the point across...
Already done, but thank you!
Alexander 163 CC
Chris Mayer
bugler
bugler
Posts: 30
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:04 pm
Location: Germany (Heidelberg)

Re: PT7 arrived today

Post by Chris Mayer »

Hi Bort,

your email on the museum web is perfect and well adressed in the „Blasinstrumente und ihre Hersteller section“. Normally Mario Weller is responding. He is master craftsmen with the Hoyer French Horn production and refers to the production log. (team code, production date, product descriptions, could also be somethimg like „12 b tubas...“ and finally serial number).

Also curious what the age is. I had an F-Tuba gold brass 6 valves (4+2) non perantuccied 17-21 mm bought non lacquered in West-Germany 1985 with a very low serial number labelled made in GDR at the leadpipe and a brass PT-3 CC also labelled Made in GDR. Both much lighter than the latter PT15 I had. Anyway, all gone for french horns since 2012 and BTW is is great fun to play Vaughn Willliams 2nd movement with an F Wagnertuba. The other movements also work nice but some notes need to be played an octave higher ( end of movements) or are very difficult , for me (line down in the beginning of 1st movement ).

best regards

Chris
User avatar
bort
6 valves
6 valves
Posts: 11087
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:08 pm
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Re: PT7 arrived today

Post by bort »

Thanks Chris. I've talked to Bob Tucci about my tuba previously, and he did not have any record of it in his files. My understanding from the seller is that the tuba was probably built after 2000, purchased by a tuba player in Colombia, and several years ago it was bought by someone in Venezuela.

The PT7 had a pretty limited production run, so there's not too much mystery in the production date... but would still be interesting to know more about it!
Alexander 163 CC
User avatar
bort
6 valves
6 valves
Posts: 11087
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:08 pm
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Re: PT7 arrived today

Post by bort »

My tuba has (legally) been granted asylum to reside in America. :P
Alexander 163 CC
toobagrowl
5 valves
5 valves
Posts: 1507
Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:12 pm
Location: USA

Re: PT7 arrived today

Post by toobagrowl »

bort wrote: It goes to the shop on September 5th.
Over 2 months later and STILL not 'fixed'? They sure are taking their sweet time.....
With that length of time, you'd think the horn is being econo-refurbished/overhauled. But a couple 'regular repairs' should not take nearly so long :!:
User avatar
bort
6 valves
6 valves
Posts: 11087
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:08 pm
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Re: PT7 arrived today

Post by bort »

Honestly, the tuba sat there for 6 weeks before it was touched. A miscommunication of some kind about what and when and all that.

At this point, I just don't care. I bought the tuba 4? 5? 6? months ago. I just want it fixed so I can finally play it.
Alexander 163 CC
User avatar
bort
6 valves
6 valves
Posts: 11087
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:08 pm
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Re: PT7 arrived today

Post by bort »

Chris Mayer wrote:Hi Bort,

your email on the museum web is perfect and well adressed in the „Blasinstrumente und ihre Hersteller section“. Normally Mario Weller is responding. He is master craftsmen with the Hoyer French Horn production and refers to the production log. (team code, production date, product descriptions, could also be somethimg like „12 b tubas...“ and finally serial number).
Mario just posted -- my tuba was built in April, 2000. Good to know! Thanks again for the help, Chris!
Alexander 163 CC
User avatar
bort
6 valves
6 valves
Posts: 11087
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:08 pm
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Re: PT7 arrived today

Post by bort »

Next week...
Alexander 163 CC
User avatar
joshealejo
3 valves
3 valves
Posts: 267
Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:11 am
Location: Lima-Peru
Contact:

Re: PT7 arrived today

Post by joshealejo »

Oh come on Brett! This is too much waiting!, (if I feel like this... I just wonder how are you feeling...)
Some stuff
User avatar
bort
6 valves
6 valves
Posts: 11087
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:08 pm
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Re: PT7 arrived today

Post by bort »

Not yet...
Alexander 163 CC
User avatar
ronr
bugler
bugler
Posts: 105
Joined: Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:05 am
Location: Minneapolis

Re: PT7 arrived today

Post by ronr »

...
Ken Herrick
5 valves
5 valves
Posts: 1238
Joined: Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:03 pm
Location: The Darling Desert in The Land of Oz

Re: PT7 arrived today

Post by Ken Herrick »

Of course we care!!!

The wait must be getting agonising! It only took 5 weeks to have my old King Monster completely rebuilt - including silver plating back in the 60's and that seemed like a long time.

Good things come to those who wait!
Free to tuba: good home
User avatar
bort
6 valves
6 valves
Posts: 11087
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:08 pm
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Re: PT7 arrived today

Post by bort »

Joe, I was actually wondering if the tuba was shipped back to Venezuela. :P

But thanks, to all... it will be done soon, I do believe that. I haven't owned a working tuba since May, so I am more than ready to get this fixed and move on with life. Not how I wanted all of this to go down... but when do we ever get to choose that!
Alexander 163 CC
Post Reply