Posted by Rob Perelli-Minetti on May 31, 1999 at 21:36:51:
In Reply to: Re: York Sousaphone posted by Joe Sellmansberger on May 31, 1999 at 20:01:34:
Interesting. Our local volunteer fire department band owns a curious looking York 4 valve Eb Sousaphone. Small bore, about a 24" bell and very unusal piping: instead of the usual false piece acting as a shoulder rest, the shoulder rest is under relatively small bore tubing which doubles back on itself and into the rest of the horn. Anyone ever see something like this? I didn't look at the serial number, but I will next time we have a rehearsal. Band also has a York BBb upright 3 top valves with the high/low pitch adjustment tubing loop and marks on the slides, a Conn Eb upright 3 top valves with a serial number around 150,000, another Eb sousaphone (a Buescher) and a no name BBb sousaphone which must be imported, strangest piping I've ever seen on a sousa, small bore and lousy sound. And no the band isn't interested in selling any of them, 'cause I've asked about the York sousa.