Posted by Jim on February 03, 1999 at 16:14:03:
In Reply to: Re: Daellenbach's Tuba posted by T. J. on February 01, 1999 at 16:29:59:
I was actually able to briefly speak with Mr. Dallenbach about this horn after a concert at Interlochen, Michigan. Yes, the bell was constructed of carbon fiber, and he was testing it for Yamaha Instruments. At that point, which was last July, Yamaha saw carbon fiber instruments as only an experimental technology, and something that was not yet ready to be put on the market. Chuck also said that the carbon fiber was a very nice and responsive material that he thought put out a very nice sound. Hope this answers your question.