Posted by Leland Jordon on November 18, 1999 at 14:14:52:
In Reply to: What do you know about the PT4P posted by Dino Tracy on November 17, 1999 at 20:36:59:
Well, this is just conjecture from me --
I tried out a PT-3P, and liked it a lot. I own a VMI 3302 because it plays a lot like a PT-3, except with a darker and bigger sound. The current PT-4P is sized right about the same as the 3302.
Comapring my 3302 to a 186 Mirafone, mine projects better, and has cleaner articulations -- both factors contribute to an all-around tuba that'll do well in orchestra, brass ensemble, or quintet. If the PT-4P is anything at all like the 3302, it'll probably fit the bill. A PT-6 might be too big for most quintets, and a PT-3 might be too bright for most orchestra music and brass groups.
Whether you like how it plays or not is up to you, of course... :-)