Posted by Joe S. on January 29, 2001 at 03:59:33:
In Reply to: Is it the tuba or the player? posted by Jay Bertolet on January 28, 2001 at 11:42:32:
My understanding about the tuba "not working for" Donatelli was that Donatelli had an enormous gut. You know as well as I do that the mouthpipes on these particular tubas only go about 1/8 of the way around the bell...
...I'm pretty sure that Donatelli couldn't get it up to his face without great discomfort (not a joke, but a serious speculation).