Nickel or not to Nickel, that is the question.

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Posted by Ryan on February 13, 1999 at 00:22:04:

I am looking at a St. Petersburg tuba and I was wondering what sounds best Nickel plating, Lacquer, or Nothing? Lacquering, I heard, makes the tuba not vibrate as much making the sound not as good as it should be. Nothing, I heard that some tuba players even strip the lacquer off the tuba to get a better sound. Nickel plating, no one that I know knows anything about it.

If anyone knows about this or can confirm this, please reply

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