Looking for a good BBb tuba

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Posted by Josh Whitlow on February 28, 1999 at 13:35:23:

I am looking for a good BBb tuba for quintet, band, and solo work. I had originally considered buying a CC. After much thought, considering time constraints and that I have gigs waiting now, I believe I'd be better off staying with what I know. I certainly haven't mastered the BBb anyway. Concerning the horn, my main concerns are that it have:

4 valves (type not severly important)
good intonation throughout the range
quiet/fast valves
bore size no bigger than .770
4/4 size

I can't afford to spend more than $3000 (band directors don't make much) and am aware this will probably severly limit my options. Also, if anyone has any recommendations for new horns/models that will meet my needs and are within my price range, please let me know. My e-mail address is jwhitlow(AT)aol.com. Thank you for your help.

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