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  • ivanhouston
    Member
    • Feb 2011
    • 84

    Recording Tuba vs Sousaphone

    Hello,
    Does anyone know what the difference in sound would be between a 6/4 recording tuba like Conn 2XJ and Holton vs say, a Conn 20K Sousaphone? How about in a marching band?
    And I have heard the Jacksonville Marching Southerners and their 20Js, but I'm still curious.
  • ghmerrill
    Senior Member
    • Dec 2011
    • 2383

    #2
    I think you have to listen to the difference in sound instead of having someone try to describe it. But you might start at this thread and then listen to available recordings: Recording Bell Tubas (King, Conn, et al). Traditional New Orleans jazz is a good area to hear the differences, and tuba players both types of instruments.
    Gary Merrill
    Wessex EEb Bass tuba (DW 3XL or 2XL)
    Mack Brass Compensating Euph (DE N106, Euph J, J9 euph)
    Amati Oval Euph (DE 104, Euph J, J6 euph)
    1924 Buescher 3-valve Eb tuba (with std US receiver), Kelly 25
    Schiller American Heritage 7B clone bass trombone (DE LB K/K10/112/14 Lexan, Brass Ark MV50R)
    1947 Olds "Standard" trombone (Olds #3)

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    • ivanhouston
      Member
      • Feb 2011
      • 84

      #3
      I will do that. Thanks, Gary, for that information!

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      • ghmerrill
        Senior Member
        • Dec 2011
        • 2383

        #4
        For a recording tuba, check out Todd Burdick in Tuba Skinny, and recently he seems to have moved to Sousaphone in at least some cases.

        A good example of the recording bass is in their Any Kind-a-Man -- plus you get to listen to Erika Lewis.
        Last edited by ghmerrill; 12-23-2023, 08:35 AM.
        Gary Merrill
        Wessex EEb Bass tuba (DW 3XL or 2XL)
        Mack Brass Compensating Euph (DE N106, Euph J, J9 euph)
        Amati Oval Euph (DE 104, Euph J, J6 euph)
        1924 Buescher 3-valve Eb tuba (with std US receiver), Kelly 25
        Schiller American Heritage 7B clone bass trombone (DE LB K/K10/112/14 Lexan, Brass Ark MV50R)
        1947 Olds "Standard" trombone (Olds #3)

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        • ghmerrill
          Senior Member
          • Dec 2011
          • 2383

          #5
          In case you're looking ... https://www.tubaforum.net/viewtopic.php?t=8231

          Not the only one listed there recently in that price range.
          Gary Merrill
          Wessex EEb Bass tuba (DW 3XL or 2XL)
          Mack Brass Compensating Euph (DE N106, Euph J, J9 euph)
          Amati Oval Euph (DE 104, Euph J, J6 euph)
          1924 Buescher 3-valve Eb tuba (with std US receiver), Kelly 25
          Schiller American Heritage 7B clone bass trombone (DE LB K/K10/112/14 Lexan, Brass Ark MV50R)
          1947 Olds "Standard" trombone (Olds #3)

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          • ivanhouston
            Member
            • Feb 2011
            • 84

            #6
            Thanks for that info, Gary!

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