Posted by The Lurker on December 29, 1999 at 15:05:04:
In Reply to: A couple of questions posted by Jay Boyd on December 29, 1999 at 14:32:02:
1. The first moveable slide AFTER the valve cluster, usually.
2. It means that the instrument's fundamental tone is low BBb.
3. Alternate fingerings and ability to play in the low register better in tune.
4. The instruments are the same LENGTH, the EEb is just a bigger horn.