Posted by Alan Herold on May 20, 1999 at 10:15:50:
In Reply to: silver laquer Vs. brass laqer posted by Janne on May 17, 1999 at 13:52:44:
I tried many many horns in the past year and I decided on a silver euphonium. I found that I prefered the sound and vibrtion of all the brass laquer euphoniums over the silver ones. BUT, I also found that when I played the silver horns that they projected more, were decidedly clearer in articulation and tone. I played for disinterested parties (not salesmen trying for the extra buck) and I recorded myself as well with the mic placed at various distances. The silver horns were better for the listener and the laquer sounded better to the performer. I have found that a few other players I know feel this same way.
I may sound like I'm smokin crack, but this has been my experience.