Posted by Leland on April 12, 1999 at 18:55:53:
In Reply to: Re: Convertable marching CC tuba posted by Joe Sellmansberger on April 11, 1999 at 21:03:20:
Be very aware, though --
Unless you need the smaller size of horn, use a 4/4 or larger tuba for a "bazooka-style" marching horn. Picture a 3/4 tuba's typically bright sound, then point it at someone's head. No wonder marching tubas get such a bad rap.
The Yamaha 201/321 tubas that Joe mentioned earlier would be a good marching tuba -- one of the very few concert pitch tubas that can actually do the job (Kanstul's the only other manufacturer I know of that makes good-sounding marching BBb tubas).
I just have one question -- why CC? It'll work, but what other factors are involved?