Posted by JH on November 30, 1999 at 01:54:58:
I have a DS Kalison CC. I love the sound of the horn in the middle and upper register, but cannot forgive its "blatty" and unresponsive low register. I've even worked my way around the intonation quirks. I need the low register to sound better than that and respond better as well. I am thinking about going back to my original idea I had before I bought this horn. That was to get a used MW 2145 or 55. Could I get enough $$ for this horn(bought Brand New,played 4 months,w/custom bag) to buy a good used Meinl-Weston which would most likely fix most or all my problems.
I need to use the horn for large ensemble playing, quintet, tuba-euph. ensemble, and solo work. I feel this is my best choice and will leave me no gray area in my playing. Any and all advice will be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks!