Posted by morris schneider on September 22, 1999 at 15:31:00:
I need help on selecting a tuba for my son who is just entering High School.
I've spent a fair amount of time looking at the archives of tubenet, and poking around the 'net and here is what I THINK I know:
1) I'm looking for a BBb tuba
2) Used ones in good condition are difficult to find
3) He needs to play the instrument BEFORE forking over $$$$
4) Stay away from the St. Petersburg
SO... What model?
Recent postings praise:
VMI 3301 or 3302
I've seen lots of comments about Miraphones, mostly positive.
Local (Southern California) dealers seem to be steering me toward Yamaha, and I'm not sure why - price, maybe?
This is a major purchase, so price is an issue. However, I'm more concerned about getting a horn that will be a pleasure (or at least not a chore) to play.
Would appreciate your help and any input welcome. I know this has been discussed a lot, so you may want to email me privately, and not take up more bandwidth (pun intended!).
Thanks in advance,