Posted by Joe Sellmansberger on May 27, 2000 at 10:00:38:
In Reply to: Tuba Purchase posted by Lyle Mundell on May 27, 2000 at 09:18:36:
Of your choices, the King is easy to find, often at an excellent price, and offers better intonation than the big Conn. The Conn offers a horribly flat third partial F (F at the bottom of the staff). The King has a few minor pitch quirks (such as a sharp SIXTH partial F (F up in the staff), but the King's intonation problems are not near as severe, and by my thinking amateurs won't be dealing with as many problems with a King when performing band music.
Check eBay. I often see them there. Perhaps one is there now.