Posted by Gus Pratt on April 24, 2002 at 14:16:55:
In Reply to: Consensus of Tuba Inventory and Cost posted by Mike on April 23, 2002 at 21:13:36:
I guess you could call me frugile, but I would rather buy a cheap horn and spend a little time to fix it up. Nowadays the fixing up of the horn is more fun sometimes then the playing.
Besson Imperial BBb, 3 valve compensator, satin silver paid $315 plus $60 shipping.
Reynolds 4 valve Eb sousaphone for $190. Not quite yet playable, but will have playable for under $50 and quite a bit of time.
Conn 1955 12M baritone sax. Paid $200 and spent $50 and some time on repairs. And plenty of hours learning to play it.
All my purchases were eBay purchases.