Posted by Leland on July 23, 1999 at 16:58:46:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Homemade contrabass marching tuba posted by Tim Cary on July 23, 1999 at 15:09:58:
What bazooka-style tubas did you use (make, model, size?), and how did you carry them in parades?
There are very few good ones (3 at the most) that have good balance & sound, and the other 90% are an embarrassment. The general rule for shoulder-carried marching tubas is: the bigger, the better. Bigger sound & better balance go hand-in-hand, believe it or not. 3/4 horns are just no good for that -- I don't care who makes them.