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Re: New BBb 3/4 Model with 4 Pistons

Postby Mark Finley » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:12 pm

I had one of those under the Wessex label. I sold it because the valves drove me nuts, hopefully they made improvements since then. Packer has a version that is very good as well. I love those horns, they are like playing a miraphone with a 16-inch Bell. Very in tune and very responsive
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Re: New BBb 3/4 Model with 4 Pistons

Postby Three Valves » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:18 pm

Bigsum90 wrote:My new Mack Brass 3/4 BBb TU220L Arion arrived yesterday. This horn was more than I hoped for: really nice size compared to my 4/4 TU210L, lighter weight, compact package. With a bore slightly larger than the 210, I could not tell a difference in the sound - even my wife liked it and she is a tuba officionado. Maybe if I were playing in a large community band, I might lose some volume, but my church gig does not require volume. Practiced last night with the group and got a "thumbs up". Quality is very good: no issues with valve action and intonation is great. If you are looking for a 3/4 tuba, you could not go wrong with the Mack Brass Arion.

I will probably be listing the TU210L for sale soon.

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That’s good to know.

I noticed the MTS of the 210 is extended, do you play yours sharp as well??

Does the smaller one play sharp??

Good hear about the valve action. Are the spatulas still curved??

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Who needs four valves??

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Re: New BBb 3/4 Model with 4 Pistons

Postby nworbekim » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:25 pm

I've been playing the JP179B for a week and am completely happy with it.
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Re: New BBb 3/4 Model with 4 Pistons

Postby Three Valves » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:11 pm

nworbekim wrote:I've been playing the JP179B for a week and am completely happy with it.


Does it have properly vented stainless steel valves?? :shock:
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Re: New BBb 3/4 Model with 4 Pistons

Postby bloke » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:37 am

> no vents, so not improperly vented

> actual stainless steel pistons
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