Posted by me again on November 19, 1999 at 10:06:56:
In Reply to: bore size, wrap & bell size ? posted by Shimshon on November 19, 1999 at 08:04:14:
I think the important thing to check for here would be the sound.
Sorry for the smart-a** answer, but it's true. The best way I've heard it expressed is that the largest part of the instrument is what's walking around inside your skin. So the acoustic characteristics of the brass tube must complement your own personal instrument. To the best of my knowledge, this is at the level of art, not yet of science.