Posted by Sean Chisham on September 28, 2001 at 20:10:23:
In Reply to: F tuba Dilemma posted by Andy Smith on September 28, 2001 at 16:02:24:
First off, I don't care all that much for Yamaha horns.
Now with that said, the 621 can't be all bad because lotsa people sound pretty good on em. On the other hand, it might be more challenging to cut through a large ensemble on a 3/4 horn. Are you, by chance, trying to get a "dark" sound on it in the ensemble? I have heard several people try this and many times they just get swallowed up. Perhaps brightening up the sound will give it some bite. I don't mean nasty articulations and laser guided accents, but something with more sizzle.
Either way, the 621 might work well for some as a solo horn, but IMHO is too small for even most brass quintets.