Posted by Rick Bastedo on April 10, 2002 at 18:16:30:
In Reply to: Re: Tubas on auction site? posted by wil on April 10, 2002 at 18:09:54:
Thanks, it's good to hear I'm not completely crazy. I really do appreciate the comments about the "New" horns on that site, they look very tempting though - like a "New 4 rotory valve C Tuba" for around $500. It's just gotta be junk.
Like I mentioned elsewhere in this thread:
There are a couple horns I am watching, and have passed several emails with the sellers about, one is a Conn 12J and the other is a "Compensating BBb Besson Recording Bell". The Besson has a 23 inch bell and according to the seller is made of very heavy guage brass, has no dents and less than average wear. If I could pick up one of them for around $500 + shipping I think I would be doing well.
Especially thinking that this is a "First Horn" for me, and that I would be inclined to sell it in a year or two and step up to a better horn this might be the only way for me to get back into it for less than $1K.