Posted by Martin Matthies on July 25, 2002 at 03:10:13:
In Reply to: Re: 45 & 46 SLP posted by Christian Klein on July 24, 2002 at 18:40:49:
There is not too much to add to Christian Klein's follow-up as far as the idea behind the model is concerned.
However, let me just confirm that the instruments have the same bottom bow and 1st branch, even if those look a little different on the 2 photos.
On technical details, the only addition would be that the 5th valve (left hand index finger) is a long wholestep and the 6th is a long halftone (left hand midle finger) - usually, it is the other way with a Melton model 46 or model 46S.
The halftone trigger on the 46SLP (and also on the 45SLP) is operated with the left hand thumb.
This information can be found on a special page of the Website - see the post below - or of course on the F-tuba page http://www.meinl-weston.com/ftubas.htm .
Hope this helps.
Wenzel Meinl GmbH