Posted by Gus Pratt on April 21, 2002 at 23:48:54:
How many of us have discovered junk in a used sousaphone or tuba? I recently purchased a 4 valve Reynolds Eb sousaphone off EBay that was missing the gooseneck, bits, mouthpiece etc. and was/is in poor shape. When I recieved it I heard what I thought was packing peanuts in the horn. I commenced to twirl the horn and out popped a Styrofoam Xmas ornament, and of all things a gooseneck. I commenced to twirl it some more and out came an old yogurt container. Then I grabbed a hose and shoved it through the horn and out came a styrofoam ball. It just amazes me how much stuff will end out in a sousaphone. I lucked out and now don't have to locate a gooseneck. I do need tuning bits, so if anyone has a few they would be willing to sell please email me. Silver is preferred but not necessary.