I have had my Paungers Belt for a week and it is amazing! In the past I have muscled my way through standing performances, but thats uncomfortable, and can have debilitating affects on your playing. The Paungers belt is hand made to your specific measurement.
A: body height
B: hip size / waistline
C: distance between mouth and waistline
D: distance between mouthpiece and ring
E: diameter at the inside of the ring
F: circumference of the main bow (necessary if brass bandol is required)
G: model of the tuba (manufacturer, brand)
The tuba hooks onto a hook on the belt. I had a receiver ring installed on the bow of my tuba. There is also the option to purchase a ring adapter from Luis P. if you do not wish to have a ring installed directly onto your instrument. The belt is extremely comfortable on your waist, adjustable (slightly – definitely custom made for the individual), made from the highest quality materials (built to last), and most importantly, it supports the instrument without getting in the way of your expanding midsection during breathing. Highly recommend it to anyone looking for an efficient, and comfortable way to play while standing.
The link to Luis Paungers’ website can be found in the links page.