Posted by James on April 09, 2002 at 20:42:12:
In Reply to: BBb vs. CC posted by Kyle Cabral on April 08, 2002 at 22:08:57:
I made the switch from BBb to CC about a year ago. I personally noticed a difference right away. The fingerings come to you easly (though its frusterating at first)and in about three weeks. The only thing I would do is ask your band director if you can play it in his/her band before you buy it. I had my horn and was playing it in my ensemble untill Mr. Lacognata (my director) decided that since my bell faced the "wrong" way, I couldent play it because it took away from the visual aspects of our playing. So now I'm stuck on a BBb yamaha untill he decides otherwise. It kinda stinks making your decision on that, but its better to have a tuba you can use, than one you can't. You can get a pretty good BBb for the price of a CC, so just double check your selection with your director, and talk to him about the differences of the horns.
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