Monday, December 19, 2011

More Tubas from the 2011 Midwest Clinic

above: Miraphone's booth at the 2011 Midwest Clinic

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above 3: various GORGEOUS Miraphone Tubas
 above: a full view of Besson's booth
above: various images of the Meinl-Weston travel F Tuba. It plays really well. It has a surprisingly large sound for such a tiny horn.
 above: a close up photo of the valve section on the Gemeinhardt CC Tuba.

 above: A few more shots of the Gemeinhardt CC Tuba.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tubas from the 2011 Midwest Clinic

above: Conn-Selmer's booth at the 2011 Midwest Clinic

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This year I had the great pleasure of tending to my company's booth at the 2011 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. While there I had the opportunity to take a few photos and try some Tubas. Above you can see one angle of Conn-Selmer's booth. Up front is the King 2341 4 valve BBb Tuba. The colorful items on stands behind it are the new plastic Trombone, the "P-Bone."

  above: Conn 20K behind a King Contra

 above: Gemeinhardt's Tubas (BBb, Eb, F and CC)
 above: Gemeinhardt's Tubas from a different angle
 above: Gemeinhardt student BBb Tuba
above: Gemeinhardt's Eb Tuba
  above: Gemeinhardt's F Tuba
 above: Gemeinhardt CC Tuba

above: Willson Tubas
 above: a closer view of Willson Tubas
  above: Yamaha's Sousaphone stand. Made by Randall May.
 above: Meinl Weston's booth
 above: a different angle of Meinl Weston's booth. The slightly tarnished Tuba on the far left is David Fedderly's personal hand built Baer CC. It's a GREAT player.
 above: Tubas from Adams
above: Yamaha's YSH-411 Sousaphone on the Randall May stand.
above: Besson's beautiful model 995 Sovereign CC Tuba

I will post a few more photos later. Some technical issues prevent me from uploading any more at the moment.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Joe Exley's (TubaJoe) Trip to Miraphone

Joe Exley is a freelance Tuba player in New York City. Recently he wrote on his excellent website about his visit to the Miraphone factory in Germany. There are many photos and you should take a few minutes to check it out.