Posted by Lee A. Stofer, Jr. on May 02, 1999 at 21:03:00:
In Reply to: Rudy Meinl C43-5S "compact" CC tuba posted by Will on April 28, 1999 at 15:18:53:
I have owned two of these instruments. the first was a demo model I bought from Custom in late 1978. It was a fine horn, which I sold in 1985, only because I was headed to Germany in the Army. While there, I went to the Rudolf Meinl factory and hand-picked my second one. It is probably the best instrument I have ever owned. It has great stability of response, secure intonation, and an exquisite sound. If you find one at a decent price, you won't go wrong.