Posted by Chuck on June 29, 1999 at 12:23:06:
In Reply to: Old Conn tuba posted by Ralph W. Taylor on June 29, 1999 at 10:26:57:
Sounds like you've got an old high-pitch horn; before about 1920, they were very common. These horns are tuned to about A=457, but many came with a second tuning slide that lowered them to the low-pitch A=435 system. You might want to think about have a slide made or your current one modified to bring the pitch down to something usable.