Posted by sam on December 18, 1999 at 20:04:56:
In Reply to: Yamaha Tubas: Are they that Bad? posted by Ben on December 18, 1999 at 19:10:19:
If I were you just follow your own thoughts. Yamaha tubas are great horns. I currently play a Yamaha 822S F tuba. It is by far the finest F tuba I have ever played. Yamaha hasn't gotten a bad rap for their student line of instruments, if I'm not mistaken. Their professional and Custom line are virtually unparalleled in any instrument from oboe to trumpet to tuba. If you are serious about purchasing a tuba, look at your options, your budget (Yamaha tubas don't come cheap!) and just play a lot of tubas. Spend a day or two at a larger tuba store like Custom Music in Detroit or Brasswind in South Bend, IN or Dillon Music in New Jersey.
hope this helped