Posted by Volker Lantelme on April 14, 2002 at 11:09:29:
In Reply to: Re: 2nd-hand tubas from Germany posted by idea on April 13, 2002 at 15:50:43:
Some weeks ago, there was a Hirsbrunner F tuba for sale here at about $ 3,500.--
The horn was owned by one of Europe's leading tuba Symphony pros. It just came from a complete overhaul being almost like factory new again.
However, I think there are other brands like Böhm & Meinl Symphonic that flourish in the background, not culturzing that mythos with the brand name, but being just breathtaking excellent instruments. In other words: An excellent car must not always have the Mercedes star on the hood. Other ones may be equivalent but more inexpensive and thus affordable.
If you want more details, please let me know via lantelme.import(AT)t-online.de