Posted by SHS Tubamaster on June 27, 2003 at 22:53:14:
In Reply to: The St. Petersburg 202 posted by Lauren on June 27, 2003 at 21:09:09:
With the St.Petersburg-there are the rare good ones, but expect bad linkages, botched plating jobs, and other weird problems. Look at Dillon's used tuba page-there are a couple used Miraphones. The Tuba Exchange has been known to push inferior horns on people, among other unscrupulous dealings. To answer the questions in your first sentence-
No again, for the reasons above.
Look at Brasswind too, as there was a used Alex 163 for sale there.
SHS"if the horn is good and falls apart, you've got yourself a Yamaha"Tubamaster