Posted by Tim Cary on August 11, 1999 at 08:17:57:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Please help!! What is a Bb Babordon????? posted by Jay Bertolet on August 11, 1999 at 08:09:56:
Agreed Jay. There a a lot of used tubas that may not look pretty but play very well, and can be purchased for less than some of the new student models. Also, many of the pretty looking student models just don't hold up. There are a ton of old Conn recording basses out there that play well that band directors don't like because of their appearance, so they go out and buy some really cheap student model. Meanwhile, the 20 year old beater holds out. A junior high in my area has some old Bessons, 3 valve compensating, that they don't want to use because of appearance, and use YBB-201's instead, despite (in my opinion) that the Besson is a clearly superior horn.