Posted by AW on July 31, 2002 at 12:30:14:
In Reply to: Why cut a BBb to a CC? posted by AW on July 28, 2002 at 21:19:32:
Thanks for the comments, both publicly and privately. It now makes sense to me that this is a great (and economically viable) way to recycle older horns into tubas people are willing to buy.
For my next purchase, I will proabaly use the same method I used when picking my present horn: consider the use, what I like, and what I can afford. Whatever key it's in is what I will learn to live with.
Finally, I'm starting to look at the semi-wrecked (but somewhat playable) small Eb tuba I have, the one my kids have referred to as an "Eb dent-o-phone." Can it be restored in Eb? In F? Let's see, where did I put the torch and hacksaw...
Allen "owning torch & saw, but not the skill" Walker