Posted by Dale Phelps on June 17, 1999 at 08:55:41:
In Reply to: Marzan CC Tuba for Sale posted by Steven Vornov on June 16, 1999 at 20:39:25:
f.w.i.w. most of the horns with Fred's name on them came from the same
Geretsrieg factory that produced the post-war York Master horns of the 50's,
and many other variants of that basic design as well....I believe DEG had their
name stenciled onto Fred-designed/tweeked horns, as well as a name that should
be familiar to several listers here : Bohm & Meinl !!!
Now that said, who knows what the configuration of Steven's horn actually is,
Mr. Marzan had LOTS of ideas about tuba physics, sometimes these were very different
from our Jacobs-ian "party line" - so as a result there was a lot of variation/innovation in the horns sold with Fred's name on them. My personal favorites are the dual tuning slides (nothing unique here) and the main tuning slide being located up by the left hand-this was Fred's idea and is creeping into some of the more "custom" horn designs. That's all for now, I gotta run to work!