Posted by Mark on January 31, 2001 at 00:57:41:
In Reply to: Re: Compensating Systems on Tubas posted by Patrick Sheridan on January 29, 2001 at 11:55:59:
Thanks Patrick for the explanation of compensating valves. I think I will always refer to how you put it when I try to explain it to my students from this point forward. I have had my 983 for almost three years now and have found the compensation system to be a great asset. I find the low range of the horn to be one of big selling points for this instrument in that it is very open, responsive and easy to play in tune. While it doesn't neccessarily replace a large CC, it gives me plenty of sound in the lower range for all my chamber music and solo playing and is a very consistent horn in all registers. I would like to try a CC with this system and I hope Besson will "buck the trend" sometime and produce one in the future.
P.S. My high F plays in tune just fine with a simple 1st valve fingering, amazing how horns improve in 50 years!