Any idea what the neck is from? I have a silver series I and I wouldn't mind experimenting with some newer necks.I have a gold plated bari that is a series III and has an aftermarket front F, really nice. It came from a pro full time bari player and has a slightly newer neck which I think is from the mid 30s. Plays really well. If I was playing bari again, I would keep it but had to take it in trade towards a flute. These things really honk and even the later ones from the 60s are nice players. Haven't tried a big B though.
It's a very small community that's using these horns, and they tend to buy them from one another, with a heavy influence from their professors. (BTW, they're not all guys. )Hi all,
Thanks for the input. How is it the classical guys prefer to use the big B bari instead of the split bell keys aristocrat or a late TT? Is it for the tone or just better keyworks? Or something else?
Probably best to note that it's a small community of classical players using these horns. There are actually quite a lot of them still out there in use for other purposes.