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FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

Postby Tubanomicon » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:11 pm

It is with great reluctance that I'm selling my Rudolf Meinl four-valve 5/4 BBb tuba. I purchased this horn from Baltimore Brass back in October; if I remember correctly, they said the horn was made sometime back in the 1970s. The lacquer shows that age in places. There is some bell creasing, a few dings and a dent on the bottom bow that doesn't affect the playability of the tuba in any manner. There's also some red rot on the leadpipe, but I confirmed with a borescope that the condition is external only. Baltimore Brass chemically cleaned the tuba in January 2017 and found that there was no leakage of the leadpipe; subsequent cleanings on my part confirmed their findings.

Derek Fenstermacher of NJSO and Albany Symphony Orchestra play-tested this tuba and said it's one of the good Rudy's. He even said he'd be inclined to ask to borrow the tuba for Prokofiev 5. There's immense sound in the low register and a nice, resonant upper register. This tuba is one of the most air-efficient tubas I've ever played; a little air produces a truly beautiful sound that worked in many settings for me, including orchestra, wind ensemble, brass quintet and solo work.

I'm selling this tuba because I'm taking my playing in another direction. You can check out some pictures of the horn at the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7x69cptrragc ... Son5a?dl=0" target="_blank" target="_blank

I'm asking $8,000 for this tuba plus shipping via Greyhound from Kingston, NY. It will come with a relatively new 1209v MTS tuba case that's had the mouthpiece box removed, as that's the only way it could fit. (The tape on the exterior of the case hides the holes where two screws held the box in place.)

Thanks!
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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

Postby Tubanomicon » Tue May 01, 2018 10:17 pm

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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

Postby Tubanomicon » Sun May 06, 2018 10:29 pm

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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

Postby Tubanomicon » Thu May 10, 2018 5:26 am

Bump. I told Derek Fenstermacher that I'm selling this horn. He said he wished he had the funds at this time to buy such a "dark" horn. :tuba:
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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

Postby Antontuba » Fri May 11, 2018 4:19 pm

Beautiful horn, what model is it?
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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

Postby Tubanomicon » Fri May 11, 2018 4:23 pm

Antontuba, it's the Bayreuth model.
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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

Postby Tubanomicon » Fri May 11, 2018 4:25 pm

And thanks for the kind words. You should see it in person. It's magnificent. :tuba:
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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

Postby Tubanomicon » Mon May 14, 2018 5:14 am

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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

Postby Tubanomicon » Thu May 17, 2018 5:14 am

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Re: FS: Rudy Meinl 5/4 BBb - $8000

Postby Tubanomicon » Mon May 21, 2018 5:16 am

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