Posted by Joe S. on August 19, 1999 at 21:43:10:
If anyone has a salvaged big fat UPRIGHT 6/4 size tuba bell (2165, huge Cervany, Rudy Meinl, et al) that was creased and repaired so many times that it became "spider cracked" or even ended up with a torn rim, I would like to buy it.
Just in case this gets anyone's attention, I will pay $175, provided it is as large as I need, contoured like I need it to be, has no cracked or torn areas past the bell flare, and has not been overly thinned by refinishing below the bell flare.
To doubly clarify, I do NOT need for the bell FLARE to be in good shape.
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