Posted by Chuck on April 09, 1999 at 13:16:12:
In Reply to: Re: russian tubas???? posted by Rick on April 09, 1999 at 13:09:44:
When I spoke with Frieder about a year ago, he mentioned that the nickel-plating was also done in Russia and that the lacquer jobs were done in Germany. Were I buying one, I'd probably opt for raw brass and possibly have it lacquered stateside to save some money and make any initial modifications easier.
FWIW, I ultimately decided against the St. Pete and picked up a used Miraphone 186 instead.