Posted by Lew on April 25, 2002 at 13:52:31:
In Reply to: Weril/Jupiter Euphs posted by Keith C. on April 25, 2002 at 13:28:15:
I have played the Weril 980, Jupiter 470, and Yamaha 321. I like the Yamaha the best of the three. It has a nice full even tone for me. The Weril was a close second. Some have said that they like the large shank on the Weril, but it didn't make it play any better for me. I am a very amateur player, and primarily an amateur tuba player, so that may be why the shank size didn't have as much of an impact. I didn't like the Jupiter nearly as much as the other 2. I found it to have a thin sound and rough feeling valves. I liked their tubas much better than the euphonium.
I think that if price is an issue the Weril would be fine for your playing. I can't comment on finish or reliability because I haven't seen one over a number of years of use.