Thirteen Ball said:Okiedokie of Oz said:I spent 3 years on a 5. Came with my old Imperial EEb. People wonder why I now have such a natural inclination for high stuff on bass.Maybe cos it's nearly impossible to get anything low out of an imperial? (Although that might just be the fact mine had a dodgy player on the end of it.)
John Szutko does a lot of tuba reviews for tubastation.com and 4 bars rest. His opinion is if you are shopping for a bass for a brass band, and can't afford a a copensating model with a large bore, then alsways opt for a good 2nd hand Imppy. Espesh with B flats.