I have noticed that horns often come for sale in unusual groupings. For example, there were no Yamaha Fs for a long time. Now there are three 621s and an 822. Also, two Kanstul Fs are on the board at once. I think you should give the piggy market a little time. There may be someone considering selling one now, or there may be someone who buys one of the many good CC horns listed here right now and then sells their piggy. The way thse things work out, there may suddenly be two or three for sale at once, for no apparent reason. I have owned a lot of cool horns, and have never found one I liked as much as the piggy. I have had it since 1975, and a good one is worth waiting for a little bit!
Alex F wrote:I'm also a bit surprised that our Chinese friends have not come up with a copy - yet. A few years ago, there was a purported BBb version by Dalyan (the "Prague") but, if I remember right, it had a much smaller bore.
There is a JinBao BBb version with 20mm bore (against the 21.3mm bore of the Cerveny) of which I tried a gold-brass one at the Frankfurt music fair. It played sweetly and I very much liked (even compared to the Rudy I had just tried before). However the price is higher than that of other Jinbao rotary BBb's, which is why so far Wessex Tubas have not stocked.
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