Posted by Ian Easton on April 04, 2002 at 07:31:26:
In Reply to: Re: Re: bell edge protective tubing cutter... posted by joining ends? on April 03, 2002 at 16:46:19:
I've used clear plastic tubing (from the hardware store) on the bells of 4 different tubas over the last 15 years and haven't felt the need to join the ends.
Occasionally the gig bag pulls the tubing off a little, but this would happen even with the ends joined (it pulls the middle, not the ends off), and I imagine it's easier to put it back on without the join.