Posted by js on April 28, 2002 at 18:24:35:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Holton 6/4 in my living room..what to do posted by Tony E on April 28, 2002 at 15:21:06:
"So, is it worth $5,000?."
Again, those tubas have a beautiful sound but the one that you have sounds like it is "typical" - a trade of between an extraordinary sound and only a hint of a useable scale.
I accepted the same trade-off for several years, played my instrument in tune, decided that the required acrobatics (always pumping the #1 slide / playing F with 1-3 / lipping up E like crazy) were too much of a musical distraction, and finally grew weary.