Posted by Aubrey Foard on April 22, 2002 at 23:28:52:
In Reply to: Mirafone vs. posted by ED on April 22, 2002 at 10:29:37:
You might also try out horns at the nearest convention where you know there will be a lot of tuba dealers (ITEC would be best if you're going). The 186 is a great horn and sounds best at forte and below. Very versatile. I know a lot of people like to get the tuning slide and the first slide cut. The 188 has a warmer, bigger sound but isn't as easily handled in chamber settings. Good luck in your search and please do yourself a favor and try the horns your considering unless you're dead nuts on about getting a particular horn.