Posted by christian niedermaier on September 28, 2001 at 10:49:30:
In Reply to: What model is Miraphone "Premium" ? posted by Philip on September 26, 2001 at 05:29:52:
the Premium B-Tuba from miraphone is the 189 in brass or goldbrass (four or five valves).
(Premium F-Tuba 181 since the year 1994). The valve section on the 189 is not straight ahead. The section is a little turned, so the handling is very comfortable for the right hand.The leadpipe now is a relativly short for a rotary Tuba and the playing is different to another B-Tubas. You must have more time for testing the tuba and then you can make your own opinion about the instrument.
Bell diameter: 470 mm
Bore of valve section: conical 20,4 mm - 21,2 mm
Number of valves: 4
Typ of valve section: 07000 nickel silver trimmings
Type of body : 07000 brass body
Material of mouthpipe: nickel silver
Mouthpiece: TU33 lacquered
Have a good time for you and all low brass players
christian niedermaier, miraphone development and production manager