Vintage Highams tuba

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Highams, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. Highams

    Highams Member

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  2. horn1

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    Wow! That's lovely!
     
  3. Highams

    Highams Member

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    How much work did you have to do? How long can an instrument last?
     
  5. Highams

    Highams Member

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    Hi,

    With this one it was basically washing thro' inside, cleaning & polishing. Valve guides were all good and fitting was quite tight so it blew very well. No leaks on any joints but it's a very small bore so maybe the receiver will need changing to get a modern m/piece to fit properly and then check the intonation.

    Quality built instruments can last for ever it seems, the thick plating on these older ones goes a long way to protecting them too. Obviously they can't compare soundwise to modern tubas, but I would happy blowing this in various ensembles.

    CB
     
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