Posted by Daryl Hickman on June 26, 2003 at 18:41:33:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Another silly "How come?" posted by Rick Denney on June 26, 2003 at 17:05:51:
Well said Rick. I have never been able to understand folks that feel like that slight gap greatly changes their sound. Hell, we might as well start installing a bunch of "reverse" slides on tubas just like all the trumpet geeks want.
While we're at it...The professional knucklehead/tuba teacher/performer in Texas who says that you shouldn't have your valves vented because the reduced mass of the valve - that tiny hole creates - changes the sound of the horn greatly. B.S. Unfortunately, all of his equally goofy and unaware students believe him.
Must stop, starting to sound like my good fried from Memphis! :-)