Posted by Christopher on October 06, 1999 at 14:33:47:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Pistons v. Rotary posted by John Swensen on October 06, 1999 at 12:30:15:
Thanks, that's a fascinating article, and exactly the kind of thing I have been curious about for a while!
My impression now, in light of this interesting research, is that I was correct in hunching that the valve mechanism really doesn't do anything to affect the horn, but the length of the leadpipe has quite a bit to do with it!
I remember in college hearing from my teacjer that Gebr. Alexander was experimenting with a short leadpipe on their 4/4 rotary CC, but I had heard that it was supposed to improve intonation! I wonder if this was just based on the idea that old American tubas had fewer intonation problems.