Re: Tuba for a Clown

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Posted by ken k on August 23, 1999 at 12:03:21:

In Reply to: Tuba for a Clown posted by Joe S. No. 2 on August 20, 1999 at 21:39:21:

You may want to look into an old but playable helicon. they sort of look funny and would fit the image of a tuba/clown very well. You can find them in Eb and BBb. Infact some of the old Conn full size BBb helicons are great players! A friend of mine has one and I would not hesitate to use it in any band performance situation!. It is that good. It also has four valves, but that is probably a more rare instrument. You may be able to get these for less money than a "regular" tuba. Also an old Eb tuba might be ideal for walking around with, since it would not be so big. There are lots of old unique instruments out there, just waiting to be found! ken k

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