Posted by Kenneth Sloan on March 19, 2004 at 14:43:42:
In Reply to: school tubas: top-action vs front-action posted by bloke on March 19, 2004 at 11:41:25:
"Finally (particularly considering today's non-civilized climate in the juvenile world induced by lack of parenting, hate/depression-filled music, and out-of-control behavior advocated nightly on television), ANY ROTARY TUBA is a poor choice as a school-owned instrument. The average time - in my experience - that the linkage of a school-owned rotary tuba stays in adjustment is about one month, and 4-6 months for the amount time school-owned rotary linkage remains free of actual damage or breakage."
Wow...someone must be pulling down the curve. Our local high school purchased three VMI rotaries a few years ago, and they are all functioning just fine (and virtually dent-free).
Must be that Memphis water...