Posted by Joe Eckstrom on November 23, 1999 at 00:18:04:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Euphonium recommendations? posted by DRS on November 22, 1999 at 23:11:43:
I was looking closely at the Besson 765 you mentioned. It was my early favorite, before I saw the fourth valve was on the side. I'm frightened by the side-action valve. I'm used to having all four valves in a row, and not having to do anything at all with my other hand. I'm stopping by our local music store tomorrow. Hopefully they'll have something I can feel and listen to available, but I'm not all that certain I'll get to see anything with the 765-style fourth valve. Is there any drawback or benefit from the positioning of the 765's valve beside the Besson name and the reputation that comes with it?
Thanks for all the responses