Posted by Leland Jordon on April 05, 1999 at 22:31:09:
In Reply to: Re: Orchestral sounding BBb tuba posted by Joseph Felton on April 05, 1999 at 14:18:31:
Just to add to the list:
I have found the B&S PT-2 to be identical to the VMI 3301 in every way except the name that's stamped on the bell. If there's any price difference, I'll bet the VMI is sold for less. Or, there's the 3302 (like mine), which goes a step further than the PT-2 by adding a 5th rotor.
VMI's "base model rotary BBb" 2103 (?), I understand, is extremely similar to the PT-1, but with a smaller bell; thus, a lighter-sounding horn.
Along with Joseph's list, they're all good stuff, and worth trying out. But, I'd still like to see a PT-7-sized BBb from VMI (possible transplant: 3302 valve section into a PT-7 body?? Certainly not as simple as that, but I'd like to, um, test-drive some prototypes (hint, hint)).