Posted by Joe S. on October 06, 1999 at 01:40:00:
In Reply to: Mirafone 184-5U CC for sale posted by Paul on October 04, 1999 at 12:17:59:
All I have to say is that I have owned two of these, and they are worth every single penny of the $3000, if in good shape. 184's are EXTREMELY consistant, and light years better than the 3/4 Yamaha CC's as far as voicing (consistancy of tone throughout the ranges), scale (probably the MOST in-tune CC tuba ever made, if you care about stuff like that), facility, and resistance (feel). The 184-CC is THE "Encounters II" tuba, quintet tuba, and recording studio tuba.
I would still have one today if I hadn't stumbled across the extraordinary F tuba that I have, and may acquire one again someday (for keeps), anyway.