Posted by Chuck(G) on April 24, 2002 at 17:38:58:
In Reply to: Re: Re: York Tubas posted by Rob P-M on April 24, 2002 at 17:18:01:
Did York ever call their 20" bell BBb a "monster"? I thought the "monster" name only applied to their 20" Eb tuba.
The 4/4 York BBb is an entirely different animal from the big 6/4, which is, I think, the best of the York line. The 4/4 is kind of clumsy ergonomically and, as you observed, a bit stuffy on the low end. But I've heard a 4/4 CC conversion where everything but the large branches and bell has been replaced and it was a magnificent instrument, even if it did require some "original" fingerings.