Meinl Weston Harness/Tuba Question

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Posted by Ian Easton on April 09, 2002 at 08:43:28:

I'm looking to buy a MW tuba harness. My tuba (Yamaha YCB-661) has 'slimline' (ie flattened oval) carriage rings. My current strap has big clips that don't fit the Yamaha's rings. Mike Russo E-mailed me, saying he thought the MW harness may have clips that are too big also. Any comments?

Are MW tubas' carriage rings circular, or oval? Large or small? The link below says "connects easily to Melton / Meinl-Weston Tubas" so if I can ascertain the carriage ring size of these horns, I've got more of an idea.

WW&BW don't sell the optional straps (see below). If you think I need the strap, do you have any ideas where I could buy it?

Mike recommended the Blue Note strap, but I think I'd prefer a full harness...


Ian Easton (I trust Mike's opinions, but just want to discuss this with others)

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