Posted by Jay Bertolet on June 24, 1999 at 15:21:26:
In Reply to: MW2145 owners posted by jon schultz on June 24, 1999 at 14:41:39:
With the caveat that you need to try any tuba out before you purchase to make sure it works for you:
I would look at the Rudolf Meinl 4/4 CC. I have an older one and it is very versatile. I could use it in anything and have.
Also, a few posts down, somebody is selling a Meinl-Weston Bell Model CC. In my opinion, this is a very similar tuba to my Rudy and I would recommend it as well. In fact, while I was in college, I almost bought a Bell Model as my primary tuba. That particular tuba just had too many intonation quirks for my taste and the seller was asking a bit too much for the horn. I have since played on several Bell Models that didn't have the intonation problems as the first one I tried so you could get lucky with the one for sale.
Generally, I would look at 4/4 CC tubas with 5 valves. That configuration should cover alot of ground. Happy hunting!