Posted by bruce h on September 26, 2001 at 14:40:01:
I was browsing ebay and came across a couple of tubas that I had a question on. I'm not in the market for either horn but was just wondering about a couple of things.
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1468757176 This one is a Milwaukee horn. I don't know that brand of tuba. Do they make school horns? The 3 valves might make this a hard sell but it looks like it might be a good starter horn for a youngster.
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1468831543 This horn is a Yamaha YBB201. The question I have about this horn is on the 3rd valve slide. Has it been modified? The 3rd valve slide on my old YBB201 is about 10 inches long and it pulls straight down. The one in this picture appears to curve upwards. It looks like you would have to turn the horn upside down to empty the water out of it.