Posted by Chuck(G) on September 29, 2001 at 00:19:37:
In Reply to: Super Deal or Caveat Emptor? posted by Steve Inman on September 28, 2001 at 21:17:17:
How did this fellow get your name?
Obviously, he doesn't know a rotary valve from a piston (alarm bells ringing yet?) and probably has a great story about the history of the tuba. Ask to have a friend drop by and give it a toot--if he backs off, then the tuba's not real.
Of course, even if he agrees, the tuba might still be so hot there's smoke pouring out of the bell. Make sure you can verify how he came by the instrument.
My take on "the it sounds too good to be true" tuba.