Posted by James on November 20, 1999 at 14:49:20:
In Reply to: Getzen CC/BBb Tuba posted by Santos on November 20, 1999 at 12:09:47:
Great horn. But the extenders have nothing to do with the conversion. The so called extenders are just two different 5th valve slides. If you are using the flat whole step slide, just hold down the 5th valve and your in BBb. You will need to adjust all your tuning slides accordingly. There is a way of flipping the valve, so you don't have to hold the 5th valve down. But then the 5th valve just puts the horn back in CC and does not give you the flat whole step, essentially a 4 valve BBb tuba. If you need a more in depth explanation just email me.