Posted by Alex C on April 15, 2002 at 21:12:13:
In Reply to: Re: Heavy bottom valve caps (Monsterweights) posted by Rick Denney on April 15, 2002 at 13:41:10:
I have to agree that the effect of weighted valve caps is very real, not a placebo. YOU have to decide if the effect is one you like.
My personal experience is that I was asking another tuba player to listen to my Alexander with and without the valve caps. Another musician walked by and stopped to listen and comment. His comments convinced me.
I thought the clarity of response alone was worth the change.
Vastly different from what I experienced with weighted mouthpieces.