Posted by Tim Cary on September 09, 1999 at 08:25:29:
In Reply to: Re: OLD Tuba - pitch question posted by Ralph Taylor on September 08, 1999 at 09:21:28:
The sousaphone adjustment bits seem to have worked! With one, it was a little sharp still, so I added a second, and that helped bring the pitch into the ballpark (OK, Tiger Stadium type ballpark, but much closer than before). It really doesn't look too goofy, as on this old Conn the distance between the reciever and the bell is closer than on a newer tuba, so the added length doesn't really put the mouthpiece too far away.