Old Conn tuba

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Posted by Ralph W. Taylor on June 29, 1999 at 10:26:57:

I have recently purchased an old Conn 3 valve upright bell Tuba (approx. 1900).
I can't get it to play in tune. It is very sharp. Does anyone know if the standard pitch was that much higher back then? When I play the open tone (I assume to be an E flat it comes out as an E natural. I have pulled the tuning slide all the way out - still sharp! This is a lovely old instrument in really good shape but I can't playin the community band if I can't get it in tune. Any help or comments are welcome. Thanks

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