New Yorker Model!
The 1292 New Yorker offers the performance of the 1291 with the addition of bell garland.
The Miraphone 1292 New Yorker Series 5 Valve 5/4 CC Tuba is similar in design to the 1291, with the addition of a nickel silver bell garland to increase the dynamic potential of the instrument. The 1292 features a .772-inch to .835-inch conical bore with a slightly smaller leadpipe with a larger European mouthpiece receiver to offer the performer even more control over the instrument. The 1292 is perfect for the player needing additional power. The Miraphone 1292 New Yorker Series 5 Valve 5/4 CC Tuba is available in silver (1292-5VCS) finish. Case NOT included.
The 1292 New Yorker follows the design features of the popular 1291 Series with vented piston valves to allow for smoother slurs without the pop sound as with unvented valves. This feature is critical for the player that needs a smooth sound during lyric passages.
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For anyone who is serious about playing, they must purchase a horn that does absolutely nothing to hinder them and this instrument is ideal for that purpose. This horn is made for the professional, but is easily played by a student. It offers a huge bore which is great for a large beautiful tone and ease of lower notes. Many friends have played my horn and have remarked on several factors they are jealous of. The low E below the staff is incredibly easy to pop and make ring, something that is difficult on most tubas. Also, the fifth valve trigger has a very low range of motion that makes it very easy to engage fully when you need it, no worrying about if you can reach it. As a bonus to the way the horn is constructed (out of thin metal compared to most German horns that are made from thick) it is light, easy for younger players to manage. Finally, the horn is very natural to hold. After figuring out what position works best, it lies very naturally in the lap at good height, depending on how far on your knees you position it, so there it no need for a stand.
this horn is awesome! it plays really smoothly very easy to play.
This is not an instrument for the meak or timid. I popped a helleberg into this thing, grabbed it, and played one note, and fell in love. This instrument produces a monstrous sound if a little air is put into it. Phenomenal, clean yet round tone. The best instrument I've played.
Great sounding horn, a few intonation issues to work around, but overall, I love it.
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