Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Gaolee, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    I need one. Preferably a Sousaphone so it bobs up and down and all around when it gets played.

    That's all.
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  2. I started out on the tuba. I still play like a tuba player at times.

    De womens. Dey love de tuba........
  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Ha! Funny. Honestly, the tuba is what got me started on bass. At the time I played all low brass. Band director walks up to me one day and says "Hey, I need you to play tuba in the jazz band." I said (in typical teenage style) "Uh..... that ain't cool. No thanks." Two weeks later he calls me into his office. He points to a brand new P bass and a Peavey TNT combo. He said "Jazz band starts in 6 weeks. You better get started."

    The rest is history.

    To this day I still read on bass from my Arban's (sp) trombone book. It really gets you out of your bass guitar comfort zone.
  4. My son (Gatorbait) started on tuba in the 6th grade. Took up bass in the 9th grade and added stand up bass about halfway through that year. He is currently the director of the Cal. U. Marching band in Pa. He has played in pit orchestras and concerts on all three instruments and can play rings around me on the bass guitar.
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  5. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    You can always to play the Zimbaphone.

  6. I considered taking up tuba last year, so I could be a low end all rounder, but I didnt have a lazy 20 grand or whatever they cost. Took up trumpet instead, maybe in the future ill.play trombone too, they sound so nice.

    Fyi, brass instruments are hard. Damn hard.
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  7. I was a tuba player before I took up bass guitar - I thought playing bass in a band would make me look cool (some hope)!.
  8. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Springtown, Texas
    I played trombone, but not tuba. Wish I had. I would love to get one and learn it just to play in one of the Christmas tuba concerts.
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  9. georgiagoodie

    georgiagoodie The winged monkeys showed up

    Jan 8, 2008
    I've been playing tuba since 1975.
    Here's my Conn 20J:
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  10. arthurasmith


    Jan 14, 2018
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  11. arthurasmith


    Jan 14, 2018
    Just do it, GD. Your trombone training should help. Do it now!
  12. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Springtown, Texas
    It ain't Christmas.
  13. arthurasmith


    Jan 14, 2018
    Start out with something cheap. Saw one on eBay for $60 unknown condition.
  14. pappabass

    pappabass Inactive

    May 19, 2006
    Alabama !! Roll Tide
    1978 Knoxville Tn. Dogwood Arts festival. Bass was beat into me at a young age!
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  15. blastoff99

    blastoff99 Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    Under the flight path

    That there is hardcore. I used to break out the Rochut, but Arban? No way.
  16. biguglyman


    Jul 27, 2017
    Pownal, ME
    I was playing first trumpet in my high school band. Sophomore year band director says to me; "I got 15 trumpet players and no tuba. We'll loan you a tuba and pay for lessons if you switch." I took him up on the offer. A few months later I sat down and there was a new piece on my music stand: Theme From Mission Impossible. I was hooked. Mom got me my first electric bass on my 16th birthday and the rest, as they say, is history.

    Edit: I, too, would love to get a tuba but $$$$$$....
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