Posted by Max on December 04, 1998 at 15:58:38:
I recently purchased a St. Petersburg tuba and the shipping company put a nice dent in the bell. In the claim against the insurance company, I need to place a de-valued amount for the tuba. Nothing has happened to the sound quality or playability, however there will always be a scar after the dent is repaired, and in my opinion the tuba is now worth the value of a used horn.
I could really use some opinions and guess-tamates as to what I should put down for a percentage for the devalued amount? Anyone care to guess with out seeing the horn?
Thanks in advance for any and all replys.
PS With the exception of the metal quality and the finish itself, I feel the St. Pete is an excellent choice for weekend players such as me mostly because of the price. I never realized how much my abilty would improve by just switching horns. If you are an ametur player looking for a good horn, seriously consider the St. Pete!!!