Posted by bruce h on April 22, 2002 at 13:12:50:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Mirafone vs. posted by ED on April 22, 2002 at 11:46:03:
I think any of the horns except the St Pete would be a good horn. I have never played a St Pete but almost EVERYONE says they are dent magnets, they have bad valves, and the resale value is not very good.
Try to test play one if you can and take a friend or your teacher along for a second opinion if possible. The MW25 is similar to the 186 but the 25 might have a little darker sound. The Yamaha is a good horn but the sound is too plain jane for me. Personal preference. The Miras and the MWs holds their resale value well and they are both popular models. Both the Miras and the MWs have good intonation and sound quality. Don't be in a hurry to make a purchase and you will probably find a good used one that someone wants to sell.