Posted by Randy Mac Iver on April 12, 2002 at 14:56:21:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Carl Fischer's Artist BBb Tuba posted by Lew on April 12, 2002 at 11:10:06:
Thanks so much for the help everyone,
I must say that the Ferrules and braces on the Diston are very similar to that of the Carl Fischer. My first thought was that it is indeed a Diston Horn but for the weight. For such a large Belled horn it is very light weight. It has very thin metal throughout and reminds me alot of the straton type of metal thickness. I sent out an email to Dave Neill of the Brass Museum in Mass. to see if he could place the horn. Like I said I will post a picture as soon as possible. The horn plays well but I think is too fragile to use in our community band. I am going to suggest that the band sell it and use the money for music instead.