I work for a company that deals heavily in used Tubas and Sousaphones. This means that I am on craigslist/ebay/auction web sites DAILY. Even on the weekends when I am not at the shop. I don't buy everything I come across, but I see a great deal of horns.
The idea behind this database is that if I find an item that is stolen, I can check my database for the description and serial number then reconnect the player with their horn.
Here is the information I am putting together:
City and Zip code
Phone number (will be kept private)
Email (will be kept private)
Finish or other details about your horn
Any other details you would like to provide
I will keep 2 sets of spreadsheets. One that I will publish and one that will be my master sheet. The published list WILL NOT contain email addresses or phone numbers.
I will also provide my data to all major retailers who deal in Tubas.
If you have had a horn stolen or have any questions or comments, you can email me at:
or you can call me any time during business hours at my shop
9am - 6pm (central time) M-F
(316) 684 - 0291 - ask for Kevin in the repair shop
Thanks for all the help. Hopefully we can work together to help bring people and their horns back together!