Posted by Gus Pratt on April 22, 2002 at 10:04:30:
In Reply to: Re: Junk in sousaphone posted by js on April 22, 2002 at 09:00:23:
For under $200, I couldn't resist buying the horn. It turned out all the valves were good except the very bottom 4th valve was a little bent. I have 2 spare three valve cluster from a BBb that have good pistons. It turns out the 4th and 3rd valve pistons are identical, so I was able to use my spare 3rd valve piston. I've been playing it without bits and without being soldered, and I enjoy the sound it gives. Someday I'll probably borrow the valve cluster for a different project but until I do I'll play the horn.