Posted by Matt G on February 14, 1999 at 11:46:50:
In Reply to: Re: Tubas for sale: 2 CC's & 1 F posted by Antonio on February 13, 1999 at 22:16:34:
To answer your question, both of the CC tubas are 5 valve rotary instruments. Mirafone is a good brand of tuba but it is sometimes difficult to compare them to other tubas. In my opinion, Mirafones seem to have a bit lighter sound then some of the comparable horns that you mentioned, but a little better response and projection. I now own a piston valve instrument made by VMI (who also makes B&S) and I find it almost impractical to compare it to my 188, but both are well built instruments of professional quality. In fact the two (188 & 186) play completly different irregardless of size. You have not contacted me but you may have contacted Jeff. However, both of the horn are in Orlando, FL and if interested contact myself or Jeff.