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Miraphone 186-4U Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb TubaThe Miraphone 186 tuba is a standard of the industry and has a great history. Many bass trombonists prefer to play next to a Miraphone 186 as their first choice. The horn has a beautiful, rich sound that carries very well and the intonation is right on the mark. The instrument is comfortable to hold and play.
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I currently play on a 1974 model with the shorter bell. I have also played some that were a bit older. For an individual who desires a solid, general purpose tuba, and this one will do the job. They are made well, parts are easy to obtain, and play in tune. For someone who is a serious tubist and is pursuing Music Education, this one is a great choice. These horns are on the smaller side, which is beneficial to a person of smaller stature. The other great choice would be the 187.
Take it from me. I am a high schooler, and no tuba has been better to me than my 186. Even though my personal horn dates back to the 50s (Serial # 1313), Miraphone is still pumping these babies out and I recommend these to anyone. Middle school, high school, even college hobbyists. This horn rocks my socks off!
As a young tuba player I have played on the tubas from the bottom of the barrel for most of my life. When it was time to claim my own tuba I was glad it was this one. For one just looking at a picture of this tuba will give you no evidence of its true beauty. Looking at this tuba just makes you say WOW. After you get through the beauty of this tuba the tone and quality is what will get you next. As they say you don't know what a really good tuba sounds and feels like until you've played a really bad one. So trust me when I say this tuba has one of the most amazing note ranges that you can find on a lower level professional tuba. Switching to this instrument has increased my playing by far. Another thing is that this tuba is also very durable for a pro-tuba. I've taken mine on the bottom of coach busses from state to state and it still plays like the first day I got it. Not to mention it takes temperature changes extremely well.
The Miraphone Pro Model 186-4U Tuba is a great instrument for many reasons. I have personally played one for the last four years, and attest to its comfort, playbility, its reliable service, and intonation. First, these instruments are priced within the reach of serious amateurs or working tubists who need a horn that meets the criteria I outlined above. In fact, the next equipment purchase I make will be this instrument with a factory installed fifth valve. These instruments are still made in Germany with quality materials and are solidly built. If taken care of, these horns can last a lifetime. For the money invested, you cannot do any better than this!
The horn is pretty flexible intonation wise. If you take care of the slides, you can tune valves 1, 2, and 3 while you're playing. Being a BBb horn, it maintains relatively accurate tuning throughout. The keys are silent and the action is very good; little movement is necessary to fully depress the keys. I have found one con to this horn and it?s just looks. The finish had some blemishes throughout the horn. The bottom had very thin clear coat causing it to be rough and I found several small black circles under the clear finish. Hardly noticeable though. This is a quality horn and deserves to be in your top considerations if it meets your price range.
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