The "S" version does not have the nickel-silver tuning slides and brace tubes. These are just polished and lacquered brass. This lack of nickel-silver trim gives it a darker sound. Heavier brass and valves make it one of the best tubas on the market for the money invested. Miraphone, quality throughout the line of instruments.
The look and sound of brass with the lighter weight and lower cost of fiberglassâwhat a great idea. You get the great resonance and carrying power of the brass bell combine with the convenience of the lighter weight fiberglass body. This is a great combination for you to try.