Posted by Ryan Rank on August 19, 1999 at 22:18:02:
In Reply to: BBb tuba for my son posted by Cim on August 19, 1999 at 13:39:40:
My mom got me a Cerveny 686-4 tuba for $2,995 new for playing through out high school. My lesson teacher and I went down to The Brasswind to try their tubas, we tried all the tubas under $4,200 including the CC tubas and we ended up with the Cerveny 686-4 BB it plays a little bit better than a Miraphone 686 ($3,500) and plays much better than the Yamaha (I think). The Cerveny plays better than the tubas that are $500 dollars more and out plays a couple tubas a $1000 dollars more. The Cerveny gives off a darker sound than the yamahas and miraphones at our school. All the notes are in tune except the third bar D, but that can be fixed by playing using 1,2. All the notes lock right in, the notes a hard to bend around, which is good. The tuba is also free blowing and the valves are rotary type. A lot of the tuba is made out of nickle-silver, which keeps is from corroding.
I have to go, wish i could say more, bye!