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Miraphone 187 Series 4 Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba 

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This tuba has been one of the favorite of bands and individuals for over 50 years. The 187 is similar to the pro 186, except the taper on the conical...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 03-27-2017

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Special Conical Bore!

This tuba has been one of the favorite of bands and individuals for over 50 years. The 187 is similar to the pro 186, except the taper on the conical section grows faster and larger, to produe a bigger, fuller and darker sound similar to that of a Kaiser tuba. Now with improved linkage and intonation, plus a body of heavier brass and valves makes the 187 one of the best tubas on the market for the money invested.

FEATURES
  • Key: BBb
  • Size: 4/4
  • Bore: .772-inch Conical
  • Bell: 17.7-inch
  • Bell Position: Upright
  • Number of Valves: 4
  • Valve Position: Front
  • Valve Type: Rotary
  • Valve Material: Brass
  • Features: Nickel Silver Leadpipe and Wreath; DVS (Direct Valve Stroke) Linkage
  • Case: No
  • Mouthpiece: Miraphone TU31
  • Finish: Lacquer
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Miraphone187 Series 4 Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba
 
5.0

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5.0

Miraphone 187 - What a player!

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from Birmingham, AL

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Comments about Miraphone 187 Series 4 Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba:

If you have played the BB? Miraphone 186, then you know its strengths(Beautiful and warm sound, consistency in all registers). The only problem I see with the BB? Miraphone 186 is that it is very hard to get a HUGE sound out of it. The BB? Miraphone 187 is the same model as the 186, but with a larger bell and bottom bow, but identical valve section. It really feels like a larger horn. If you are looking for a large BB? tuba that is worth its price that packs a little more punch than the 186, than this is the way to go.

 
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Band Director's Dream

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from Cottage Grove, OR

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Comments about Miraphone 187 Series 4 Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba:

I am a first year teacher. I found this tuba gathering dust, with its lead pipe bent and cracked, after some one years ago had dropped it on the mouthpiece. I had no repair budget either, so with great hesitancy I decided to try the repair myself. I managed to straighten the lead pipe out again, and soldered over the crack. I'm so glad I put the work into this instrument, because it is amazing! My tuba player loves it, and I'm using it in a fundraiseing recital in a few weeks. There is barely any back pressure of air when blowing into it, so be prepared to need deep breaths. The version of this that I have has a detatchable forward facing bell, but that is the only difference that I see in the picture/description.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
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Huge

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from New Jersey

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Comments about Miraphone 187 Series 4 Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba:

I love this tuba. It has a huge sound and is rather in tune for a tuba. It takes a lot of air, so new players beware. I feel this tuba is worth every penny.

(24 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
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Miraphone 187 BB-Flat Tuba

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from Houston, Texas

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Comments about Miraphone 187 Series 4 Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba:

I recently purchased a new Miraphone 187 from Woodwind & Brasswind and I love it. It is a robust, dark, sounding horn with great intonation. It has bigger and wider branches than a 186 with a more open wrap. I truly love the comfort, ergonomics, and sturdy build of my horn. I would definitely purchase another Miraphone tuba without blinking. For the money, I would say that you cannot go wrong with Miraphone's products or this horn in particular. Miraphone has a long track record, high quality manufacturing standards, and quick access to parts when/if they are needed. As with most tubas, if it is well taken care of, it should last more than a lifetime. Mr. Roger Lewis and Mr. Mark Barton very respected tubists whom I both personally know, recommended this horn to me. When you are selecting a horn, I recommend consulting with your teacher first, see what you can afford, and try as many as you can to see what fits you best for your overall playing style. Whether you play b-flat, c, f or all of them, you still will not go wrong with a Miraphone.

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