Posted by Charlie Krause on September 26, 2001 at 09:19:05:
In Reply to: What model is Miraphone "Premium" ? posted by Philip on September 26, 2001 at 05:29:52:
without seeing a picture of this tuba I have no idea what it is. To be honest $5000 is too much for any used tuba. With you telling me the valves are angled I can almost guarantee it is a 189 4 valve.
link is below for a picture and we use to sell them brand new for $4995. So he is very high.
and here is proof you can buy a new one for $4895
I personally think the 1914U is a better tuba for around the same money and plays bigger and more freer and with a better projected sound.
Almost the same bell size but only 36 inches tall with a slightly larger bore. the 189 is .800 on first 3 and .840 on the 4th and the 191 is .840 on all 4 but the two tubas are bulit totally different.
If the Premium is used $5000 is way too much. $4000 is more like it and it would have to be absolutely mint.