[Dixielandjazz] Juba Plays the Fluba in Aruba.

david richoux tubaman at batnet.com
Sun Apr 18 16:19:24 PDT 2004

Steve and all,

There are actually two different kinds of Fluba: the one that Jim Self 
has and the kind that is used at the San Jose Christmas Tubafest ®

I don't know which is older but several of the San Jose version have 
been used for over 15 years. The San Jose kind of Fluba is a normal 
Fluglehorn with the lead pipe turned around 90 degrees so the horn 
looks more like a small old style  Eb Alto Horn (Peck Horn.)  It is 
used for those special high notes in Tony Clement's great arrangements 
of Xmas songs.

I don't seem to find any pictures of the San Jose style Fluba on the 
web right now but I will let you know if any turn up...

Dave Richoux
On Apr 18, 2004, at 8:25 AM, Stephen Barbone wrote:

> Start of a new limerick?. No, the "Fluba" is a "Tuba-Flugel Horn"
> combination. Welded together, the sound comes out of the front, not the
> top. You can see a picture of one in the May Issue of "Jazz Times".
> Sounds perfect for Dixieland. MUST READ for all Tubists on the list.
> Who'll be the first to play Fluba in an OKOM band?
> Cheers,
> Steve Barbone

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