Posted by Chuck(G) on April 09, 2002 at 20:48:14:
In Reply to: Besson ?2-20? E Flat , any help? posted by Todd on April 09, 2002 at 16:02:43:
Unless you get the tuba for a song, I'd keep looking. The 2-20 is a 3/4-sized 3-valve Eb that is built somewhat heavier than the current Besson 777, which corresponds to it roughly in size.
You're going to be really limited by the 3-valve aspect. Your low Bb and A will play sharp without slide pulls, and if the 2-20 that you're looking at is anything like a 777 that I once owned, the A in the staff will play rather flat.