I am looking to buy a second hand Euphonium, but am not sure about which type to go for. Which is the best kind?
For my budget I guess I am looking at used/second hand specimens of the following:
Courtois - 167, 267, 167II, lac/silver/red brass?
Imperial - cheaper and older, but some models can play as well besson 968's I'm told
Meinl-Weston - seen adverts for these about, especially the 451. Any Good?
Melton - tried one many years ago - lovely sound, but what about the other aspects?
Miraphone - tried one of these, but didn't seem to have a focussed sound....
Sovereign - the standard, but should it be? 968 or 967? lac or silver?
Sterling - had one of these years ago, but mine had poor intonation... or was it me?
Wilson - good for wind bands so I hear, but don't fit in a trad brass band sound?
Any other options? What do you all think out there? help!