Posted by Aubrey Foard on January 29, 2001 at 00:48:00:
In Reply to: Should I buy a horn? posted by Torn by Horns on January 28, 2001 at 21:56:49:
A small suggestion: don't buy a big horn. The best thing you can do or yourself right now is to get a 4/4 size very versatile horn suitable for every day needs and one that you can (feasibly) play professionally for the rest of your life. Miraphone 186s work extremely well as do Meinly Weston, Rudy Meinl, and Boosey and Hawkes. Get to a large brass store (nothing local and definitely not Cascios) and try out as many horns as you can. If it's a long distance, go for it. It is definitely worth the drive.