Re: Old Conn tuba

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Posted by D. Seebaugh on June 29, 1999 at 19:49:19:

In Reply to: Old Conn tuba posted by Ralph W. Taylor on June 29, 1999 at 10:26:57:

High-pitched (compared to A440) and even low-pitched instruments are common from that
time period. I have read accounts where musicians needed to own different instruments (tuned to different standards) if they played in more than one band. You could have all of the tuning slides lengthened (just lengthening the main slide won't do it), but it will probably be prohibitively expensive. I have heard a few folks try to play in my community band with instruments (a tuba and a baritone sax) that are tuned to different pitch standards. It doesn't work. Sorry,


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