@ricktheplumber, I played an Ovation recently and I believe the neck is much the same. I don't have a problem with the neck. The plastic back is round and I'm round in front and the thing doesn't fit my corpulent body.
Last summer I was sailing my 26 footer alone on Mobile Bay on a peaceful day when a bottle nose dauphin popped his head up almost within an arms reach of me. I started singing "A Pirate Looks At Forty" and he swam right along close in. As I reached the end of the song I was afraid he would swim off so I sang the whole song again. He stayed with me until I paused after the second rendition to think of another song whereupon he sounded and I never saw him again.
Jimmy Buffet rules!
P.S. I jokingly told my family to bury my tuba with me when I croak.
They told me they would incinerate me, pour my ashes down the tuba and throw the whole thing into the bay.
My only problem with that is a good playing tuba would be wasted.
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