BBb vs. CC

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Posted by Kyle Cabral on April 08, 2002 at 22:08:57:

Okay, I'm a junior in high school (as I'm sure I've mentioned before) and somewhere whithin the next six months, I'm getting a tuba. Up until now i've been set on getting a BBb but now I am starting to wonder about CC. How long did it take some of you to learn the fingerings? Not just learn them but be as good as you were on BBb. Also, how are the registers on CC as compared with BBb? I would think you could get a higher range due to less pluming but that's just my logic. Also, how are the pedal tones? Are they, shall I say, as punctual? I play a YBB-641 (which I know I've said more than once ;) and I really like how it plays but to date I have only played 5 different tubas, all of which were BBb (and three of which were total junk) so I dont exactly have much to compare to. I plan on playing in both large orchestras/bands and small groups i.e. my quintet. Are CC more plyable to different settings or are BBb tubas the big boys on the block?

Well that's all I can think of for now. Any input will be greatly appriciated.


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