borrow/rent a pro tuba?

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Posted by Christopher on January 30, 2001 at 14:13:07:

Has this happened to you?

It's looking like I'm going out to do a one-time gig in Minneapolis. I am in NYC. It's a great gig that I don't intend to turn down, but I will probably only be running out for the weekend. I am very fond of my tuba and paranoid about flying it anywhere (no, REALLY paranoid, probably irrationally so!). Usually these kind of long distance trips are part of a tour for me and I either have the back of a car or I take AMTRAK and carry the tuba on. So this is a new thought for me -- it would be GREAT if a high quality CC tuba were available to me when I got there. Does anyone have any experience borrowing or renting a nice CC horn from a place where they have no music contacts (it's a dance gig)?

FWIW, I'm just brainstorming at this point -- the show will probably go down in June.

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