Posted by Chris on April 20, 1999 at 22:16:47:
In Reply to: St. Pete's - 3 vs. 4 valve posted by Lyn Christie on April 20, 1999 at 19:58:19:
I don't know about the the playing characteristics of the 3-valve compared to the 4-valve, but the best thing to do, if you are sold on the St. Pete, would be to get a 4 valve. 4 valves on BBb tubas are generally preferred because tuning is a whole lot better, among other things. I would go for the 4-valve version if I were you. If it costs a little more $$$, it is well worth it.