Re: B&H/Besson Eb Tuba

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Posted by Klaus on June 26, 2002 at 06:35:00:

In Reply to: B&H/Besson Eb Tuba posted by Jenny on June 26, 2002 at 05:27:42:

You are in a bit of a quagmire.

My preference of the 981 over the 982 is well known. But it would not help you to get a current version of the 981. B&H have changed its leadpipe position, so that it is identical to that of the 982.

What would help you leadpipe-position-wise would be the original Fletch-version of the 981. It had the leadpipe coming horizontally out of the valve cluster.

I am sure samples of this version still are in full musical action. But I would doubt, that their owners would easily be persuaded to part from them.

Maybe B&H could provide you with an original leadpipe from that version. Technically it would be easy to mount it on the 982, but it would scar the silver plating.


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