Posted by Mary Ann on February 10, 2003 at 10:16:55:
In Reply to: Re: Re: "double" tubas posted by JoeS on February 09, 2003 at 16:32:36:
no, that is not a double tuba. Because when you put the 4th valve down, the other three valves are not the correct length to lower by the assumed pitches. A full double instrument has a set of vavles and valve slides for both fundamental lengths of tubing; a double horn in F/Bb has two sets of valve slides, and they are of considerably different lengths. I do think perhaps it really was drunken ramblings, huh?