Posted by jlb on August 15, 1999 at 10:59:29:
In Reply to: Only BBb Tuba posted by SAM i AM on August 15, 1999 at 00:36:25:
ANSWER: it depends!
Are you going to study tuba for personal pleasure? Then play the best horn you can afford that pleases you, personally. One CLEAR MESSAGE from this forum is that every conventional type of instrument (and some unconventional ones) have been used by some respected professional in every conceivable venue. So don't get hung up on 'conventional' practices.
Are you going to study tuba performance for a professional career, or as your primary instrument in, for instance, a music educator's degree? Then consult with your teacher and your source of funding. Purchase accordingly.