Posted by anon on January 26, 2001 at 21:59:50:
In Reply to: Re: Compensating Systems on Tubas posted by Frederick J. Young on January 26, 2001 at 21:48:39:
Some of us use these things that hold our glasses up that are called "ears". If a particular note is within ten cents either way, that adjustment is made subconciously by good players. The extra tubing associated with compensating horns adds resistance and stuffiness that advanced players would rather avoid. Seems strange there seems to be only one person in the world who is advocating a complete overhaul (read: 6 more valves and another 13 feet of tubing) of the tuba. The cats I've come into contact with seem quite enamoured with their equipment and they sure as hell sound in tune to me.
Listen so Sammy Pilafian play and YOU tell ME if he needs 2 more valves and another 3 feet of tubing.
Anon "I think I'll stick my old fashioned out-of-tune" E. Muss