Posted by Roger Lewis on May 03, 1999 at 19:03:48:
In Reply to: Walter Sears CC tubas posted by Jacob on May 01, 1999 at 16:22:13:
I studied with Mr. Sear back in the 60's and early 70's and most of what I
saw coming in then were of Cerveny descent. He did have the silver Sel Prinz
and Mahillion models a little earlier. One of his students (Fred Zwicker) won
a position in Holland playing a Del Prinz model - they were okay but a bit limited.
I still play a Cerveny "piggy" with his name engraved on the bell and I love it.
He also did a lot of development work with Cerveny, making horns that would compete
with the Miraphone 186, the popular horn of the time.
As with all horns, some great, some good, and some not so good. Choose carefully
and you'll have a good horn.