Posted by Rick Denney on February 01, 2001 at 23:47:22:
In Reply to: Re: German style F's vs American style F's posted by Joe -strikes me funny- S. on February 01, 2001 at 23:19:51:
As I understand it, the 621 CC was based on a prototype collaboration with Renold Schilke and Chuck Daellenbach. Can anyone reveal the true story?
If so, then that's pretty American.
But the closest horn from antiquity that even comes close to resembling the 621 shape is a Boosey "cavalry" tuba with a left-facing bell and three front-action valves. The overall shape and apparent size seem pretty similar. And the shape of the bell flare on 621's seem more British than American.
But 822's look to me more like a 4/4 American tuba than anything from other parts. Of course, Yamaha has instruments of all derivations, including German rotaries and British top-action compensators.
Rick "but they lack that American warm, fuzzy sound" Denney