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  1. Looking for Conn 36j from earlier times or similar

    I am looking for a Conn 36j from between the mid-teens to late thirties which would have the attached upright bell and four front action valves. I would be looking for an any condition, but...
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    I have found some valve buttons which would work...

    I have found some valve buttons which would work for it.

    Eighteen a dozen sounds like a very good deal, providing that I actually use them in the next century, heheh. And the shaping tool, is it...
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    Recently Bought Tuba

    I have recently bought a Tuba for four-hundred dollars, but I am not sure how to go about the repairs. It seems as if there are two shot valve guides and one shot valve stem and a shot valve button....
  4. Is it possible to convert a 1970's Besson Sovereign Tuba so it is able to be marched?

    Okay, thank you, I was wondering what that knob on the bottom of it was for. One more question, is there any way for me to make my own leadpipe from a red-brass tube or pipe of the right length? I...
  5. Denis Wick 1 or 1XL Mouthpiece wanted

    Darn, I wish I could've seen that earlier.

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  6. Denis Wick 1 or 1XL Mouthpiece wanted

    I would like this type of mouthpiece so I can extend my range or known mouthpieces. Also, if anyone has any mouthpieces that yeild a darker sound on a Tuba, I would like to know what the price asked...
  7. Is it possible to convert a 1970's Besson Sovereign Tuba so it is able to be marched?

    I am curious about all of the possiblities that a BBb four valve compensating Besson Tuba holds.

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  8. 1970's Besson Compensating 3+1 valve Tuba want to buy

    Okay, well thank you very much, you've started to help me think a bit more analytically, I now just need to find a tuba in decent playing shape for college.

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  9. 1970's Besson Compensating 3+1 valve Tuba want to buy

    Okay, the literature part isn't as important, but as a basic rule (I suppose), it's the larger the Tuba is, the less clear and more large sound? (I guess after factoring in bow, bore, material, brass...
  10. 1970's Besson Compensating 3+1 valve Tuba want to buy

    I see what you mean, but what type of literature would it fit into the better? And would the type of literature dictate what tuba I need, or could I make some modifications to that tuba?
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  11. 1970's Besson Compensating 3+1 valve Tuba want to buy

    Okay, I was just wondering because a college band director I talked to, said that they had different tones (I've also noticed), but would that matter should I audtion for an orchestra?

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  12. Tannhäuser (Youth Symphony Version)

    It was, and still is one of my favorite pieces to play on Tuba, because the Tuba (and maybe the Bass Trombone?) got the main theme at the end, and although it was a bit of a hassle to hit the double...
  13. 1970's Besson Compensating 3+1 valve Tuba

    I forgot to mention I am looking to buy one of these tubas.

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  14. 1970's Besson Compensating 3+1 valve Tuba want to buy

    I have always wondered (Well, at least for a few years now), what type of Orchestras a 1970's Besson 3+1 Valve Tuba are permitted in? And if they are even permitted in one. The reason I am...
  15. compensating tubas-why not much use?

    Hello, I'm sorry to reach you like this, but when you get on, I would like to ask you if your Besson Tuba is still available for sale or whatever you were asking for it.

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