Posted by Tom B. on September 25, 2001 at 21:48:29:
In Reply to: miraphone clones posted by Ben J. on September 25, 2001 at 07:27:31:
Why not just get the Miraphones? I don't have any catalogs handy to check prices, but I believe that a S186 BBb Miraphone is about the same price as a MW 25. If your band director is willing to go Miraphone even if it takes a little more money, by all means do it! They make quality tubas that are nearly bomb proof in construction and with their world-wide popularity, they are easy to get parts for and most repairmen know of them. That said, the VMI and MW 25 are also very good horns and are becoming more "mainstream" I have no experience with Sanders other than looking at the multiple brochures I have gotten from Custom with a "personal" letter from Dan Perantoni telling me why I should buy the Sanders 4/4 BBb, so no comment on that.