Posted by just as curious as anyone - Joe S. on January 31, 2000 at 00:43:03:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ft. Myer posted by TuBizzy on January 31, 2000 at 00:02:10:
Is the new Conn CC tuba a small bore (under 7/10" inch, like other upright tubas made in Cleveland, Ohio) or medium-large bore (somewhere approaching .750" or 3/4" bore)?
The Ohio factory has previously in place tooling that is both .687" and .734". I hope that the new Conn CC is made of the latter size - if one of those two, as we already have two small bore CC's now made in U.S.A.
In addition, how is the pitch on the sixth partial (g in the staff) on the new Conn CC? If this instrument is roughly a "cut-down" of the King "Symphony Bass", I would suspect that the sixth partial might be quite sharp (like the detach. bell "Symphony Bass" King and, come to think of it, most Rudy Meinl's).