Page Index Toggle Pages: 1 [2]  Send TopicPrint
Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies) Re: Say "hi" (Read 12107 times)
Madkiteman
Sitting In
*
Offline


Trumpets, trombones and
tubas . . . oh my!

Posts: 4
Joined: Jun 26th, 2018
Re: Say "hi"
Reply #15 - Aug 8th, 2018 at 4:07pm
Print Post  
My name is john., Aka madkiteman...I recently  have become interested in vintage brass, and have been playing around with a trumpet... haven't picked up a horn in years, and then it was a trombone
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
kenton
YaBB Administrator
*****
Offline



Posts: 4529
Location: Punxsutawney, Pa
Joined: Jan 6th, 2005
Gender: Male
Re: Say "hi"
Reply #16 - Aug 9th, 2018 at 12:36pm
Print Post  
Oh, my going from trombone to trumpet. . . is your family concerned?  Grin
  
Back to top
IP Logged
 
fiestagrill
Sitting In
*
Offline


Trumpets, trombones and
tubas . . . oh my!

Posts: 2
Joined: Nov 1st, 2018
Re: Say "hi"
Reply #17 - Nov 15th, 2018 at 5:43pm
Print Post  
Hello, new here.  Amber from Oregon.  Looking to gain info about a horn I have.  Posting on the forum with photos of it.  Smiley
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
donna
Sitting In
*
Offline


Trumpets, trombones and
tubas . . . oh my!

Posts: 3
Joined: Aug 23rd, 2019
Re: Say "hi"
Reply #18 - Aug 25th, 2019 at 12:31am
Print Post  
Hello, Donna from Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  I have been protecting my Great Grandpa's tuba for many years ( I am 64). Though it is tarnished, it will clean up well.  My question is where do I find the serial number?  I'm guessing it to be c1900, is JW York & Sons.  Thank you in advance! Undecided
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
kenton
YaBB Administrator
*****
Offline



Posts: 4529
Location: Punxsutawney, Pa
Joined: Jan 6th, 2005
Gender: Male
Re: Say "hi"
Reply #19 - Aug 25th, 2019 at 6:49pm
Print Post  
The serial should be on the second valve casing.
  
Back to top
IP Logged
 
donna
Sitting In
*
Offline


Trumpets, trombones and
tubas . . . oh my!

Posts: 3
Joined: Aug 23rd, 2019
Re: Say "hi"
Reply #20 - Aug 25th, 2019 at 8:25pm
Print Post  
Thank you!  #35197 with a 2 above it.  Bell 15" and total height is 29".  Pearl inlaid valve buttons, engraved JW York & Sons.  What do I have here?  Any info is helpful...plan to give it to a nephew who played Tuba in school....
Thank you! Smiley
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
pryorphone
Global Moderator
repair
*****
Offline


Oboes are best used for
setting fire to bassoons

Posts: 1002
Location: Wilmington, DE
Joined: Feb 23rd, 2005
Re: Say "hi"
Reply #21 - Aug 25th, 2019 at 11:32pm
Print Post  
With that serial number and a 15" bell you likely have a 1913 J.W. York & Sons Eb tuba.
If you send Kenton (above) a picture we can confirm it.
  

Michael Keller
unPrincipaled Tuba Emeritus
The Delaware Symphony Orchestra
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
kenton
YaBB Administrator
*****
Offline



Posts: 4529
Location: Punxsutawney, Pa
Joined: Jan 6th, 2005
Gender: Male
Re: Say "hi"
Reply #22 - Aug 25th, 2019 at 11:46pm
Print Post  
With those dimensions, I suspect that you have a 1913 Eb Tuba. 

During that time period, many bands played in high pitch, and others played in low pitch.  Modern bands play in low pitch.  So, to use the horn with modern band, it will need to tune to low pitch.  Fortunately, York had developed and patented an adjustment that allowed the player to convert between high and low pitch.  There may be a loop of tubing off the main tuning slide that is used to make the conversion. 

That's the good news.  Eb tubas are good instruments, but unfortunately over the last 50 years, the Eb has pretty much been phased out of the modern concert band.  I think that is too bad, and I will play an Eb in band when I get the chance.  But, most younger players have never played an Eb and don't know how to finger it. 

Now if your nephew started out on trumpet, then he may find the switch to Eb tuba fingering not too difficult. 

And, the Eb does have a lovely melodic sound, that he may find rewarding.


  
Back to top
IP Logged
 
donna
Sitting In
*
Offline


Trumpets, trombones and
tubas . . . oh my!

Posts: 3
Joined: Aug 23rd, 2019
Re: Say "hi"
Reply #23 - Aug 28th, 2019 at 7:14pm
Print Post  
Thank you so much....trying to send a picture but can't seem to figure it out!
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
kenton
YaBB Administrator
*****
Offline



Posts: 4529
Location: Punxsutawney, Pa
Joined: Jan 6th, 2005
Gender: Male
Re: Say "hi"
Reply #24 - Aug 30th, 2019 at 2:43pm
Print Post  
This is a York Eb Tuba Serial#35197



  
Back to top
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1 [2] 
Send TopicPrint