Posted by Chuck(G) on April 24, 2002 at 19:25:13:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: York Tubas posted by Rick Denney on April 24, 2002 at 18:03:54:
As usual, Rick, you said (long) what I was trying to say (short). That a 4/4 is not a Monster BBb, even though it may have the same bell size as the Monster Eb bass.
Judging from your catalog, JWY did some fudging with the dimensions. My 1915 6/4 York has a bell of 22.5"; my 1924 Eb Monster has a bell size of 19.25" and I've seen a 4/4 BBb with what looks to be the same sized bell. The ad cited below specifies 19" as the bell size.