Posted by Jay Bertolet on April 11, 1999 at 21:06:03:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Cerveny 681-5MR and 601-5MR vs. Miraphone 188-5V posted by John on April 11, 1999 at 20:09:14:
There are many but the ones I personally like are:
Rudolf Meinl 4/4, 5 rotary valve CC
Alexander CC (don't know the model number)
Meinl-Weston Bell Model (also the 2155 looks promising)
That's a very short list and I'm sure others will add to it but for me, these tubas are my ideal for a 4/4, all around versatile tuba. Any tubas I've left off the list don't play as well for me as the ones listed or they are so much more expensive and don't play appreciably better. A good example of a tuba being cost prohibitive for me is the Hirsbrunner line of tubas. I know players that swear by their Hirsbrunner. But for me, they don't play as well as any of the tubas I've listed yet they cost lots more. As with any evaluation of tubas, you need to try them out for yourself and find what works for you. It seems like everyone feels just a little differently about any given tuba. So, keep trying tubas until you find the right one for you!