Posted by Mike on April 27, 2002 at 21:36:51:
In Reply to: Dixieland Band? posted by Chris Cole on April 27, 2002 at 16:32:53:
I did not realize there was a wrong tuba for a dixie band. I have seen pretty every type of tuba (concert vs. suzi vs. heli...BB-flat, CC, E-flat, F) used in the dixie setting. I have played BB-flat, CC and a Sousaphone all in the dixie setting. They were what I had at the time of the gig. Play what you have and play it well. If you are fortunate enough to have the funds or the access to all tubas, then an old (or new) Helicon would certainly look very cool and sound pretty authentic. Just stay away from the straw hats, arm bands and ultra "white" arrangements.