Posted by Leland on December 27, 1999 at 20:43:16:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Holiday Pops Concert??? posted by What is C. Dallenbach's stealth tuba ? on December 27, 1999 at 00:13:33:
Dallenbach had had a CB50 (now Getzen G50) with a carbon fiber bell, which cut down on the overall weight. I've heard that soon after their move back to Yamaha he had another carbon bell for his Yamaha tuba.
Since the F-117 (should it really be called the FA-117?? I'm still a jet geek...) and B-2 use a lot of carbon composites in their construction, Chuck's carbon fiber-belled tubas were nicknamed "stealth tubas".
Mind you, a state trooper's radar gun does have a harder time reading the speed of one of these...