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 Backup/Doubling/Extreme Weather inst - B12 copes?
Author: gingertonic 
Date:   2016-02-26 20:42

Hi all,

I am about to start a contract with a touring tent show. I've done this before and the damage and service fees afterwards (sawdust, horse poo...) were quite horrific. This one will be more sawdust, more poo, plus extreme weather conditions (rain, cold, freezing to hot, humid, sweaty)

Last time I just needed the eefer and my E11 survived okay but I need Bb this time and no way I'm take Eatons. I have the option of purchasing a B12 or this Excella instrument (both adjusted to perfection by a lovely tech I had the fortune of meeting this week). I like the Excella but it's not the best thing ever. It's certainly more flexible and round than the B12 but then the B12 is a workhorse, it's consistent, payoff is a bit of tone warmth. And of course, made of plastic so it's not going to moan about getting a bit moist or poo-ey... (Ya, I know)

My little conservatoire-brain is saying 'what will they think of you playing a B12, SCANDAL!" but my real world brain is saying it's 90% the player and frankly, we're not playing symphonies here! The B12 is easy to get around, it's half the price...

Any thoughts?

Ran away to circus. Bakson.

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