Posted by Steve Oberheu on December 23, 1999 at 18:05:06:
In Reply to: Bobo and Yamaha posted by tuba fan on December 23, 1999 at 15:58:29:
Roger's tuba actually is the modified 621 model, not the 822. I think the dimensions are basically the same in most parts. The biggest mods are that his has a 2 step fifth valve with a thumb trigger for the 5th valve slide and way-big buttons for the valves. The valve alignment is also angled a bit differently than the standard model. The construction quality is definitely better than factory standard. He has these super-neoprene pads for the valves to cut down on valve noise. It's also gold-plated. I think that's about it.