Posted by Adam Peck on September 01, 1999 at 01:23:59:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Tuba for my son... posted by GaryS on August 20, 1999 at 12:10:30:
If your son is thinking about majoring in music in college I would recommend a 3/4 or 4/4 CC tuba. A CC will always have a slightly better response for it has a shorter overall length. I have never cared for Miraphone tubas personally. I don't think you can go wrong with a Rudy Meinl 3/4 or 4/4 CC tuba. Look around carefully andyou are almost certain to find a used horn that has been cared for,and at a much lower price than a new instrument. A medium sized horn ( 3/4 4/4 ) will fit into both a brass quintet and a college wind ensemble or concert band. If your son pursues a performance career he can consider other horns.