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Posted by Sdude on January 01, 2004 at 00:12:04:

In Reply to: Re: SCHMIDT TUBAS/ NEED INFO posted by Search results on December 28, 2003 at 21:28:27:

From the horns I've played there is no difference in quality between VMI and the Schmidt horns. I have a Schmidt from Brook Mays and it was $600 less or more than what everyone else was selling the VMI for. The proof of this is that my horn came with a polishing cloth from VMI, a mouthpiece from B&S and rotary oil from T.A. AMG. (The parent company of VMI and B&S.) This is of course for their newer horns, I have no Idea who might have been making the older Schmidt horns. BM seems to be currently out of most of the product line though. BTW, VMI horns are a knock-off of Alexander horns versus almost everybody else who knock-off Miraphone.

Does anybody know how much the name on the horn affects the value of the horn?

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