Posted by Sterling on July 05, 2000 at 16:52:25:
In Reply to: SamPilafian and WarrenDeck use what tuba posted by Donald on July 05, 2000 at 06:16:28:
I don't know if you all know the story of how Sam got his MW Bill Bell model... but last week and the Oklahoma Tuba Euphonium Summer Workshop he said that when he won the Interlochen solo contest(he was 17 and the only tuba player to win) Bill Bell came up to him and told him he was going to have a horn made just for him. Sam didn't think anything of it, and then one day Mr. Bell rolled up in his Cadillac, opened the trunk and pulled out a brand new instrument. At the time, you could buy a tuba and case for a mere $600! He has had it overhauled a few times, but uses it for all his recordings. I've heard him perform at a club in Cincinnati, and he can really make that baby pur!