Posted by Me on April 28, 2002 at 07:17:46:
In Reply to: Re: Holton 6/4 in my living room..what to do posted by Phil on April 28, 2002 at 01:38:45:
I tried the Holton at Dillons and all I can say is that it played nothing like the way this one is described. Based on that experience I would say that $5000 is too much to spend on this horn. If it were a CC it might be worth it, but you will never resell it for near what you pay for it, even before putting any more money into it. Even if you never plan to resell it, it's something to think about.
Ultimately you need to decide if it is worth it to you. If you do buy it I would suggest either keeping the King for small ensembles or getting an inexpensive Eb or small Bb for quintet work. My BAT overpowers a 50+ piece band sometimes. I would hate to think of what it would sound like in a quintet.