Posted by Tom B. on September 25, 2001 at 22:00:01:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Cerveny acb 601 posted by Mark F. on September 25, 2001 at 06:39:55:
I agree that not all Cerveny tubas are great, most are quite good, and some are fantastic. As far as the reasons for low price, I don't really think that rotary valves have fallen out of favor or anything like that. I think it is more about the reputation of this particular company, which as most people will agree, makes some great, good, and no so good horns. I believe that it is this unfortunate stigma associated with them that produces good deals on the Cerveny tubas rather than the fact that they have rotors though. Rotary horns made by other companies seem to be selling at appropriate going rates right and not at "discount" prices, which again makes me think its that Cerveny name that keeps the price down.