Cerveny tuba/ Jupiter Tuba

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by jaberger, Apr 29, 2003.

  1. jaberger

    jaberger New Member

    After almost 17 years of absence I now want to start playing again. :)

    After searching high and low for a used tuba (used tubas are not easy to find here in Norway) for some time, I am now offered a Cerveny Eb tuba. Four rotary valves. This could be mine for 10000 NOK, that is 1382$ /867£. Given that this is a technically good instrument and looking reasonably good, is this an ok buy?

    I am also offered a Jupiter 582S tuba for twice the price.

    Does anyone know anything about Cerveny Tubas? Or Jupiter? I would be thankful for any help!

    Should I maybe stay away from both of them?

    As it is almost 17 years since last time I played a tuba, should I go for Bb or Eb? I will, after a lot of practice join a local medium sized amateur band and also play in a quintet with some friends.

    Hope someone can give me some advice on this.
    Thanks in advance.

  2. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Hi Jan

    Welcome to The Mouthpiece.com

    Not being a Tuba player I can't really help you with this, but I'm sure you'll get lots of advice from our Low Brass Members.

  3. jaberger

    jaberger New Member


    Thank you very much! I am sure I will.

  4. neiltwist

    neiltwist Active Member

    is there any way you could get them on a trial?
  5. jaberger

    jaberger New Member

    Well, I don't know

    Well, I don't know. A big problem for me is that I'm not able to test them properly. I will be able to play some tones, but I am not able to evaluate them. After all, it's a long time since I played a tuba... Unfortunately...


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