Posted by Chuck(G) on April 10, 2002 at 17:04:22:
In Reply to: Old Obscure Tuba posted by Dan Randolph on April 10, 2002 at 16:39:54:
Why don't you just order a double tuba from Alexander or Gronitz? If memory serves, an F/CC double from ALexander will set you back around $8-9K. Grontiz makes a BBb/F double also.
The problem with the scheme is that you're playing with the same large branches and the related taper. So some compromises have to made in the design. The Alex F/CC for example is a smallish F size with a CC side on it, used mostly in the low register.