Posted by Chris Hite on December 21, 1998 at 22:51:19:
In Reply to: Re: New Tuba Related Items at Midwest posted by Alan on December 21, 1998 at 11:04:34:
I got to try the prototype last year and I was pretty impressed then. But Mirafone wasn't quite satisfied, so they did a few things including putting a slightly smaller bell on it. What a difference! That horn played beautifully! It did not have the characteristic "edgy" sound that many Mirafones have, but what it did have was this plump, velvety, round sound. The horn was responsive through the registers and centered well also. The price was also attractive for a 5/4 BBb; somewhere in the $3900 range. Brasswind has them and TE has them also. I think it's definitely worth a try.