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Re: Looking for instrument ideas

Postby bort » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:38 pm

MartyNeilan wrote:I may be looking for something a little larger (not necessarily too much louder, but fatter/thicker) than a 186 but nothing huge. Rotors preferred. Low register must “pop” like a 186 or a Thor. BBb or CC doesn’t matter.
Open to any suggestions, but price is a major consideration.


Marty -- how about this one?

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Re: Looking for instrument ideas

Postby bloke » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:57 pm

bort wrote:
MartyNeilan wrote:I may be looking for something a little larger (not necessarily too much louder, but fatter/thicker) than a 186 but nothing huge. Rotors preferred. Low register must “pop” like a 186 or a Thor. BBb or CC doesn’t matter.
Open to any suggestions, but price is a major consideration.


Marty -- how about this one?

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=89986" target="_blank


I believe I would probably (??) pick a fine example of one of those over (very specifically) a 186-BB.
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Re: Looking for instrument ideas

Postby swillafew » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:57 pm

I have one on the market now, a B&S GR51 in very good condition with hard and soft cases. I am selling because I do my playing in small groups (F tubas there) , and have picked up trombone as a rival to the tuba for the main axe.

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Re: Looking for instrument ideas

Postby Frank Ortega » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:18 am

Go for that Sander CC that's on the market.

I'm dying to play the Rotary Conn Orch Grand at Baltimore Brass, too!
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Re: Looking for instrument ideas

Postby MartyNeilan » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:08 pm

Frank Ortega wrote:Go for that Sander CC that's on the market.

Frank!
Good to hear from you, buddy. I have been ogling it, but my concern would be how well it would hold up to daily use considering the age. The massive BART project horn is definitely fragile and I would need something durable.
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Re: Looking for instrument ideas

Postby toobagrowl » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:00 pm

bloke wrote:
bort wrote:
Marty -- how about this one?

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=89986" target="_blank" target="_blank


I believe I would probably (??) pick a fine example of one of those over (very specifically) a 186-BB.


I'd also pick the B&S 101/'Sonora' over the Mira 186 :!: I'm not sure it is much 'fatter' in tone than the Mira 186, but the B&S (and clone) is definitely deeper/darker in tone. And it has similarly good response, pitch and build :tuba: Oddly overlooked on here for other models, but there are a few players here who own/enjoy it. I'd seriously buy one if I had the extra money.
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Re: Looking for instrument ideas

Postby Doc » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:17 pm

toobagrowl wrote:
bloke wrote:
bort wrote:
Marty -- how about this one?

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=89986" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank


I believe I would probably (??) pick a fine example of one of those over (very specifically) a 186-BB.


I'd also pick the B&S 101/'Sonora' over the Mira 186 :!: I'm not sure it is much 'fatter' in tone than the Mira 186, but the B&S (and clone) is definitely deeper/darker in tone. And it has similarly good response, pitch and build :tuba: Oddly overlooked on here for other models, but there are a few players here who own/enjoy it. I'd seriously buy one if I had the extra money.


These are solid instruments, IMHO. I’d love to have one. The price is right, and we all know the seller.
All that, plus $8.00, will get you a venti at Starbucks.
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Re: Looking for instrument ideas

Postby russiantuba » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:47 pm

Marty,

What are your thoughts on a Cerveny Piggy?
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Re: Looking for instrument ideas

Postby bort » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:14 pm

^ There's one for $1800 at BBC right now.

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Re: Looking for instrument ideas

Postby Levaix » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:03 pm

I considered mentioning the B&S stencil, but as much as I'm enjoying mine post-play conditioning it's definitely not bigger than a 186. (Disclaimer: going from memory when I sat next to a 186 player for a semester)
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