Posted by Joey on December 16, 2000 at 15:46:51:
In Reply to: cracks in rim??? posted by tubatheorist on December 16, 2000 at 14:11:28:
I know this sounds horrible, but when drummers get cracks in their cymbals they drill a little hole at the end of the crack. The idea of taking a drill to my tuba is enough to give me nightmares, but it should stop the cracks form getting any larger. Of course if you're planning on getting the cracks fixed with solder or something, you probably shouldn't even bother with this.
What disturbs me is that this is happening to such a new tuba. Perhaps the case is putting stress on the bell. Do you ever put your tuba bell down between playing? In any case, your tuba can't be just decomposing.