Posted by Lee Stofer on June 30, 2003 at 02:11:05:
In Reply to: 'raincatcher' question posted by Tim L. on June 29, 2003 at 13:23:23:
Since the same bell tenon and socket are used on King sousaphones and the older-model King tubas, if you can find an upright King bell, you can have a raincatcher sousaphone. Also, I have tried the upright Conn bell used for the 21J/25J tuba, and it fits the 20K sousaphone (sounds really good, too).
Conn-Selmer (UMI got bought out by the parent company of Selmer) will not provide upright bells for "obsolete" concert tubas, so why would they bother to make them for sousaphones?