Posted by Matt Walters on October 02, 1999 at 09:04:43:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Meinl Weston (new series) posted by Mark K. on October 02, 1999 at 00:41:18:
Okay, let's define some terms. Yes! All tubas are hand ASSEMBLED. I know of no machine that can solder together a tuba. A 'HAND BUILT' tuba will refer to a tuba whose branches are hand hammered into shape instead of blown out hydraulicly. There is also an esoteric fine line about how much extra attention to detail goes into a 'HAND BUILT' tuba. It is often a combination of a lot of little details that make a fine horn great. My observations only.