Posted by Jenny on June 26, 2002 at 05:27:42:
I'm looking for a Boosey & Hawkes Imperial/Sovereign or a newer Besson Sovereign Eb tuba to buy. I want the standard Brass Band version with upright valves and bell and it needs to be silver plated not lacquered as I play in a silver band. The band own two new 982 Besson Sovereigns but Besson have moved the leadpipe too high and I have to sit on two cushions to play it and can't use it for marching, therefore i'm looking for an older model with the lower leadpipe!
I've looked at most music shops but can't find anything secondhand, if you know someone who has one in a cupboard gathering dust please send them my way!