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Looking to Upgrade to a CC Tuba

Postby rosen.joe » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:03 pm

I'm a college freshman, currently playing on a Mack Brass MACK-TU210L, and I'm looking to upgrade to a C Tuba. I had bought a St. Petersburg 209N, and I had to return the horn, putting me back at square one. Money's kind of tight. I'm hoping to get maybe a used Miraphone 188, or something comparable for (hopefully) under $4500.
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Re: Looking to Upgrade to a CC Tuba

Postby bort » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:13 pm

Here's a nice looking Miraphone 186:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=90726

Finding a 188 in that price range probably isn't going to happen.
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Re: Looking to Upgrade to a CC Tuba

Postby Sousaswag » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:29 pm

There's a 188 on the Facebook tuba/euphonium marketplace I think. Been there for a while.
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Re: Looking to Upgrade to a CC Tuba

Postby heftyteffty » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:49 am

Not sure if you’re willing to go back to St.Petersburg or not but I’ve got a 209N with a hard case listed at Baltimore Brass for $3595. The horn has had a lot of work done to make it both more comfortable and easier to play. It’s one of the best playing St. Pete’s I’ve ever played and I would have held onto it if I needed a smaller CC.
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Re: Looking to Upgrade to a CC Tuba

Postby Dan Schultz » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:30 pm

Marzan (Bohm & Meinl) 'slant-rotor' CC with hard case. $3,000.
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Re: Looking to Upgrade to a CC Tuba

Postby bloke » Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:03 pm

Many have something to sell to you...but I like your 188 idea.
I'd recommend sticking with that idea, and being patient.
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Re: Looking to Upgrade to a CC Tuba

Postby ezegiel » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:58 am

I know this is massively outside your price range, but I figured I'd throw it out there anyway. My PT-6P is up for sale for $10,000:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=91515

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