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Re: HN White KING "Pit Tuba"

Postby Hank74 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:56 am

Got to see your videos. Very nice!

As for the pit tuba, why not just use a tuba stand?
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Re: HN White KING "Pit Tuba"

Postby Alex C » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:14 pm

If you can get the part number of a broken or missing part, King still carried those in stock as of 2008. A friend ordered a third valve crook for a large bore rotary tuba (VERY rare) and got it within a month.
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Re: HN White KING "Pit Tuba"

Postby KiltieTuba » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:59 pm

Hank74 wrote:Got to see your videos. Very nice!

As for the pit tuba, why not just use a tuba stand?


I have a K&M Student Stand - the really low height model. It works, but it really needs a stand I can just put it in and leave it ... like the one it would have came with back in the day. I have the base, just need to make the upright and arm supports.
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Re: HN White KING "Pit Tuba"

Postby YORK-aholic » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:44 pm

If the original stand was made of wood, if you get me a decent picture and make up some dimensions, I'd be willing to make you one.
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Re: HN White KING "Pit Tuba"

Postby KiltieTuba » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:46 am

YORK-aholic wrote:If the original stand was made of wood, if you get me a decent picture and make up some dimensions, I'd be willing to make you one.


It's metal like the old Wenger sousaphone stands. Same base, but a top like the newer Wenger tuba stands.

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Re: HN White KING "Pit Tuba"

Postby opus37 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:59 am

I have a base with a broken to sousaphone stand. Maybe we can work something out. Such as $1 and you pay shipping.
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Re: HN White KING "Pit Tuba"

Postby bort » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:34 am

I have to say, this tuba is pretty wild, and you have a very accepting band director. In my experience, most times even a regular recording-bell tuba is shunned, and asked to not come back the next week. :|
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Re: HN White KING "Pit Tuba"

Postby KiltieTuba » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:26 pm

bort wrote:I have to say, this tuba is pretty wild, and you have a very accepting band director. In my experience, most times even a regular recording-bell tuba is shunned, and asked to not come back the next week. :|


I get the hand a lot.

The plan is to find or have an upright made for it.
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Re: HN White KING "Pit Tuba"

Postby hrender » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:53 pm

I would love to have one of these, especially with an upright bell. I have a 3v 1240 (fixed bell) with the large bore, but it would be great to have 4 rotary valves and the option for an upright bell.
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Re: HN White KING "Pit Tuba"

Postby Kirley » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:56 pm

I love the ad copy:
"More Imposing In Appearance - Occupies Less Space"

Kiltie, I think this tuba was designed for you. : )
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Re: HN White KING "Pit Tuba"

Postby Walter Webb » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:44 pm

I have one of these tall puppies, and I use one of those old adjustable height cradle stands made by Wenger in the 50s-60s. It is adjusted to be at the perfect height for me to play it standing up, or on a high chair/stool. Very stable, with 3 legs.
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