Posted by Chuck(G) on April 25, 2002 at 12:48:28:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: York Tubas posted by Rick Denney on April 25, 2002 at 11:53:18:
Nope, this is the original; check with Tim Jackson who has an unaltered York of about the same 1915 vintage--22.5" bell.
Bob Rusk likes to take the big bells down to about 20" or so to provide for better projection, but didn't on mine (under protest, he says). I think the bigger bell makes for a more mellow "big wooly blanket" sound.
I've seen York eefers with 15" and 19" bells, but can't ever recall having seen one with an 18" bell. But if they're in your catalog, they must exist.