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Luca !!!

Postby bloke » Fri May 17, 2019 4:16 pm

I'm respecting the owner's privacy, but thought you folks might like to see this.

It's not that dissimilar to a HbII-style (early Conn Hb-style) mouthpiece, though a bit scaled-down in size.

I'm doing a careful restoration...no heavy buffing...and leaving the tooling lines (that were not sanded/buffed out during fabrication) in it.

My understanding is that these are rare as dodo birds, and go for a mint...

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Re: Luca !!!

Postby bisontuba » Fri May 17, 2019 4:25 pm

Don Harry has one...
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Re: Luca !!!

Postby bort » Fri May 17, 2019 5:02 pm

Nice! :tuba:
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Re: Luca !!!

Postby Three Valves » Fri May 17, 2019 5:22 pm

Now that you have an example, will you be knocking it off, copying it, or “improving” it??

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Re: Luca !!!

Postby bloke » Fri May 17, 2019 7:28 pm

I use all four of the cup profiles with my name on them.
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Re: Luca !!!

Postby Reptilian » Thu May 23, 2019 11:22 pm

Not familiar with this one. Mind giving a little background?
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Re: Luca !!!

Postby bort » Fri May 24, 2019 12:50 am

I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to view this mouthpiece... restoration... on the day of this mouthpiece restoration.

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Re: Luca !!!

Postby hrender » Fri May 24, 2019 7:02 am

Reptilian wrote:Not familiar with this one. Mind giving a little background?


Luca (Luke) Del Negro was a notable American tuba player in the early part of the last century. He had a custom-designed horn and, apparently, mouthpiece. Search the board and you'll find more about him. There are several references to him on Google books, mostly from old music publications.

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Re: Luca !!!

Postby Paul Scott » Fri May 24, 2019 10:14 pm

I've got one. Mneh. Funny little mouthpiece but not particularly useful, IMO. An historical artifact.
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Re: Luca !!!

Postby Donn » Fri May 24, 2019 10:28 pm

I guess every mouthpiece has its mouth.
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Re: Luca !!!

Postby bloke » Sat May 25, 2019 8:47 am

Paul Scott wrote:I've got one. Mneh. Funny little mouthpiece but not particularly useful, IMO. An historical artifact.


If you re-read my original post, you'll not find a contradiction to your response.
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