Posted by Jeff R on June 30, 2003 at 08:46:42:
In Reply to: Yamaha 861 posted by how are they? on June 30, 2003 at 08:13:26:
I bought mine 2 yrs ago, used from Dillon's. It is an excellent horn with minimum intonation problems. It is a large 4/4 horn or possibly a small 5/4. For my taste, it was too big for a quintet. The other members thought is sounded OK.
On the other hand, in two orchestras and a concert band where I play regularly, this is the only horn to have. Easy to fill in the bottom with minimal effort. A great horn, I can't imagine EVER selling it.