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Re: STOLEN Tuba

Postby MrHidan30 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:11 pm

TUbajohn20J wrote:It just has the big fancy engraving of that era. and C.G. Conn Elkhart ind and the naked lady engraving on the bell, and 20J on the collar...

That's funny my hometown is Elkhart. We used to be the band capital of the world; now we make RVs....... :(
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Re: STOLEN Tuba

Postby KiltieTuba » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:38 am

A bunch of mouthpieces just sold on ebay from a seller with ONE feedback in Texas. The pictures were pretty poor and may have been similar to yours.

Now, here's where I would post a link, but I'm on my phone now...
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Re: STOLEN Tuba

Postby TUbajohn20J » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:20 am

KiltieTuba wrote:A bunch of mouthpieces just sold on ebay from a seller with ONE feedback in Texas. The pictures were pretty poor and may have been similar to yours.

Now, here's where I would post a link, but I'm on my phone now...


Do you know when the auction ended? My stuff was probably stolen on the 22nd or 23rd (last Fri and Saturday), and I've been checking ebay everyday since since Sunday for them but I haven't seen them.
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Re: STOLEN Tuba

Postby Kevin Miller » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:38 am

I would contact/fax music stores and pawn shops in Shreveport as well.
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Re: STOLEN Tuba

Postby Alex C » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:16 am

MrHidan30 wrote:That's funny my hometown is Elkhart. We used to be the band capital of the world; now we make RVs....... :(

I was in Elkhart in May. The RV factories looked shut down on a weekday. The huge Hummer plant had about 70 cars in the parking lot.

One of the old mainstay instrument manufacturing companies had 4 cars in the parking lot. Four. How sad for America. How terrible for Elkhart.

Last I read, Elkhart's unemployment was around 12% reported and probably 18% in reality.
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Re: STOLEN Tuba

Postby TUbajohn20J » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:36 pm

No luck yet...not looking too good.
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Re: STOLEN Tuba

Postby TUbajohn20J » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:47 pm

bump..last time
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Re: STOLEN Tuba

Postby KiltieTuba » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:52 pm

TUbajohn20J wrote:bump..last time


Still no luck with this?
Must be either shipped to Mexico or in use somewhere.
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Re: STOLEN Tuba

Postby tofu » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:00 pm

Hopefully it shows up soon. You should post a photo every so often to remind everybody what it looks like. We all play in enough groups, see enough groups and buy enough tubas that a horn as unique looking as yours would be easy to spot. Hope it comes home soon.
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Re: STOLEN Tuba

Postby TUbajohn20J » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:07 pm

True! My guess is that it's already been melted down. But I'm still keeping hope. Thanks for all the advice and everyone please be on the lookout! here is a pic
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Re: STOLEN Tuba

Postby mbell » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:52 pm

A friend just bought a Think electric car. The company is Norwegian, but he said they were being made in Elkhart.

To keep things a bit more on topic, hope the stolen tuba is found. I will keep an eye out for it.

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MrHidan30 wrote:That's funny my hometown is Elkhart. We used to be the band capital of the world; now we make RVs....... :(

I was in Elkhart in May. The RV factories looked shut down on a weekday. The huge Hummer plant had about 70 cars in the parking lot.

One of the old mainstay instrument manufacturing companies had 4 cars in the parking lot. Four. How sad for America. How terrible for Elkhart.

Last I read, Elkhart's unemployment was around 12% reported and probably 18% in reality.
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Re: STOLEN Tuba

Postby TUbajohn20J » Tue May 14, 2013 5:31 pm

bump!
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Re: STOLEN Tuba

Postby KiltieTuba » Tue May 14, 2013 5:52 pm

TUbajohn20J wrote:bump!


Do you know anyone that lives in Mexico?
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Re: STOLEN Tuba

Postby ginnboonmiller » Tue May 14, 2013 6:43 pm

For what it's worth, my stolen tuba sat in a basement for three years and then showed up on ebay, quickly recognized, and picked up in a police sting. Not saying that it's a common story, but, you know, you never know.
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Re: STOLEN Tuba

Postby TUbajohn20J » Sun May 19, 2013 12:34 pm

ginnboonmiller wrote:For what it's worth, my stolen tuba sat in a basement for three years and then showed up on ebay, quickly recognized, and picked up in a police sting. Not saying that it's a common story, but, you know, you never know.


Yeah, that's the outcome I'm hoping for, if it hasn't been melted down already. I'm sure it'll turn up somewhere eventually.
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Re: STOLEN Tuba

Postby TUbajohn20J » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:56 pm

Still no luck. :evil:
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Re: STOLEN Tuba

Postby TUbajohn20J » Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:01 pm

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Re: STOLEN Tuba

Postby KiltieTuba » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:06 pm

Hal just posted a thread about Craigslist tubas and your Conn is on there I think.
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Re: STOLEN Tuba

Postby TheHatTuba » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:28 pm

KiltieTuba wrote:Hal just posted a thread about Craigslist tubas and your Conn is on there I think.

Pretty sure those are his pictures too... Best of luck.
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Re: STOLEN Tuba

Postby Stryk » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:36 pm

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