Posted by Ed What the Heckman on December 20, 1999 at 13:30:03:
In Reply to: Miraphone 186 "pro" or 186 "s" posted by T on December 19, 1999 at 22:00:06:
The differences between the "S" and "Pro" models are relatively minor. The Pro model has more nickel-silver used in its construction. For example, the Pro model has nickel-silver plated slides, braces and brace tubes. Some S models also don't have a nickel-sliver leadpipe. (The ones sold by The Brasswind do have the NS leadpipe.) The Pro model also has more engraving on various parts.
The most important difference is that the Pro model has a brighter sound while the S model has a darker sound. The difference is noticeable enough that I chose the Pro model over the S model after playing them side-by-side.
Ed "What the" Heckman