Posted by TubaJohn on February 23, 1999 at 16:12:54:
In Reply to: Conn5J posted by David on February 23, 1999 at 12:22:45:
What kind of playing will you be doing? I used to use a Yamaha YBB-621 (small 3/4 size, 4 front action pistons, .680? bore; the BBb version of Chuck Dallenbach's old horn). For me, it was a great horn for small ensembles, quintettes, ect. But it could not produce the volume and sound I desired when I am with a larger group. I now use a VMI 2103. It is a larger horn, and it gives the big sound I am looking for. I am sure there are others out there with much more experience that can also provide additional advise
Good luck and have fun in "horn hunting".