Posted by Herb Smith on May 06, 1999 at 08:50:41:
In Reply to: 4 Valve Sousaphone posted by Smiles on May 04, 1999 at 16:22:51:
Miraphone is the only manufacturer who routinely makes a 4-valve sousaphone currently. You can sopecial order a 4-valve sousaphone from Meinl Weston. The Miraphone 4-valve in silver goes for about $4900 Unfortunately, it is not a very good horn. The metal is very thin and the sound is atrocious. (We are talking massive intonation problems.) Stick with a new 3 valve Besson. Happy tootin.