Posted by dp on April 21, 2002 at 14:03:44:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Rotary Valve CC Tubas posted by Charles on April 20, 2002 at 23:23:04:
IMO the perceived weaknesses you mention are far more a function of a player's attack and air control than they are a weakness of horns like the Mirafone 186 and 188's. Truth is you can overblow ANY horn, its just that many criticisms of these style horns are the reult of playing them wrong, rather than them being bad horns. BUT the 188's I've played are somewhat less likely to betray poor blatty high-volume attacks than a typical 186.
Red brass? Looks way cool, and equipment experts I know seem to prefer the extra copper's effect on tone color (plus it looks cool.)
f.w.i.w. Low Brass Werks just got in a red brass 188, I haven't played it...but suggest you call them and ask if you are at all interested.