Posted by Art H on June 26, 2003 at 23:46:38:
In Reply to: Re: Another silly "How come?" posted by Daryl Hickman on June 26, 2003 at 16:22:35:
Read Arban. In his time the 3rd valve tubing was a major third instead of a minor third. There must have been a transition period when people wanted it both ways, so 3rd valve slides were made long enough to make that possible. That can be handy sometimes, when some extra range or an alternate fingering is needed.