Posted by Mary Ann on April 03, 2002 at 14:55:22:
Thanks to whoever suggested I try Scott Mendoker's 182 F that was at Dillon's.
I just got it today.
It is incredibly cute (sorry, I'm female and I think that way!)
It is ergonomically a very good fit.
It is surprisingly heavy (I guess rotaries have a lot of metal in them.)
It has a good low range.
I think I am in love!
Now.....I need a gig bag. I don't really "need" a hard case, because it only goes from my house to rehearsals and gigs here in town. Since I have a pickup truck, I need to be able to get it in the front seat when we go out to eat after a rehearsal, so a case would probably be too big. I have a large, cheap, gig bag, that I am initally going to pad with about 3 inches of extra foam, but I'd like a high-quality, well-fitting gig bag for this horn. It's about 32-33" tall....suggestions? (For those of you who hate gig bags, I've carried my french horn in an RB leather gig bag for years without any damage at all. I don't anticipate having a different experience with a tuba.)