Posted by Lew on October 03, 2002 at 16:02:38:
In Reply to: Jupiter Sousaphones posted by Doug Whitten on October 03, 2002 at 15:52:28:
I know that Lehigh University recently purchased a few Jupiter Sousaphones. I go back occassionally to play with the alumni marching band. I have tried their new Jupiters and they play alright, but look pretty beat up for only having been used for a few seasons. The valves seem to be a problem on these too. A couple of people had trouble keeping them from sticking no matter what they did.
In contrast, my Conn 20K sounded better and the valves always work great. The only new sousaphones available today that I would recommend are the King 2350's or Conn 20Ks.