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Posted by Bob Gill on June 30, 1999 at 00:34:59:

In Reply to: SOUSAPHONES, SOUSAPHONES, SOUSAPHONES!!! posted by Dave Ti Brown on June 29, 1999 at 20:20:30:

I believe the best sousaphones out there are the old 6/4 Kings made back in the 30's. They are significantly larger than anything out there today. They have much bigger bells with a normal looking flare. Yes, they WILL break your back as they weigh in usually in the 40 lbs range. The best ones are silverplate with the gold brass inner bell.
If I were in the market for a new sousaphone, I would have to go with the Yamaha Silverplated ones. These are a lot better instruments than the competition. Thats just my $.02

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