Posted by Rex Roeges on April 28, 2002 at 19:34:17:
In Reply to: Holton 6/4 in my living room..what to do posted by Tony E on April 27, 2002 at 23:32:04:
It is difficult to relate how appropriate the size of the horn is to the size of the ensemble. I have overwhelmed a 40 piece jazzband (w/8 trumpets!) with a 3/4 BBb MW 20. On the other hand, I just played a trio (Trumpet, Trombone & Tuba) with a 6/4 VMI Neptune and the balance was just fine (and yes, there is plenty of power available in that Neptune!). Don't let the physical size of the horn scare you. If you love the horn, decide if you can afford it and, if you can, get it. You don't often find a horn that plays "just right". Good Luck.