Posted by Doc on December 29, 2003 at 00:30:56:
In Reply to: Where can I try a 1291 CC? posted by Tracy on December 28, 2003 at 18:00:19:
There will be a demo (or 2) floating around the US for trials. Here's what the Mirafone website says:
In cooperation with such renowned artists as Alan Baer (New York Symphony Orchestra), Olivier Galmant (Miraphone Tuba Quartett, Paris Police Orchestra) and Richard Murrow (professor for tuba, Texas Christian University in Fort Worth) we continue the line of compact style tubas.
The new improved asymetric body taper gives the instrument an open clear sound, precise response and virtually perfect intonation through the whole range.
*** The new tuba will be presented for the first time at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, after that at following exhibitions: Army Tuba Conference in Fort Myers/Florida, FMEA in Tampa/Florida, TMEA in San Antonio/Texas and International Music Fair in Frankfurt, Germany.***
compact style, improved asymetric body taper
bell diameter 47 cm (18.504 inch)
4 piston valves, 5th valve = rotary valve
bore: 19,6 mm – 21,2 mm (0.772 – 0.835 inch)
nickel silver mouthpipe
finish: lacquered or silver plated