Posted by ok but so what? on December 25, 2003 at 13:57:18:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: stolen Roland Meinl tuba posted by Semi-agreement on December 25, 2003 at 13:09:02:
Parts can be made by your LRG (local repair guy) for ANYTHING - and unless they're western-world snobs they'll work on your jung-whatever horn just as readily as a king whosiewhatsis. The western european suppliers deserve some decent competition - partly for allowing the exclusives with certain dealers here in the states, but MAINLY because their attitude about "what the market will bear" is generally NOT an attitude that allows sharing their extra incomes with the builders who craft the horns. Unfortunately, the crafters (guys like Walter Nirschl) are generally crappy businessmen - so either they just take whatever their employers pay (not much) or they strike out on their own and 9 times out of 10 fumble.