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    Yamaha YBB-321WC Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba Yamaha YBB-321WC Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba
    Starting at $6,793.99
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    Meinl Weston 6450/2 Baer Handmade Series 5-Valve 6/4 CC Tuba Meinl Weston 6450/2 Baer Handmade Series 5-Valve 6/4 CC Tuba
    $31,977.00
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  3. Meinl Weston 195/2 Fafner Series 4-Valve 5/4 BBb Tuba Meinl Weston 195/2 Fafner Series 4-Valve 5/4 BBb Tuba
    Meinl Weston 195/2 Fafner Series 4-Valve 5/4 BBb Tuba

    The Meinl Weston 195/2 Fafner Series 4-Valve 5/4 BBb Tuba offers the same design characteristics as the...

    Starting at $21,603.00
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    Meinl Weston 6450 Baer Production Series 5-Valve 6/4 CC Tuba Meinl Weston 6450 Baer Production Series 5-Valve 6/4 CC Tuba
    Meinl Weston 6450 Baer Production Series 5-Valve 6/4 CC...

    The Meinl Weston 6450 Baer Production Series 5-Valve 6/4 CC Tuba was developed together with Alan Baer, tubist...

    $25,374.00
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    Gronitz Musikhof PCM Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba Gronitz Musikhof PCM Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba
    Starting at $13,579.00
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  2. Gronitz Musikhof PCKS 5/4 Silver CC Tuba Gronitz Musikhof PCKS 5/4 Silver CC Tuba
    Starting at $13,849.00
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    Miraphone 98 Siegfried Series 5-Valve 6/4 BBb Tuba Miraphone 98 Siegfried Series 5-Valve 6/4 BBb Tuba
    $17,579.00
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  4. Adams Selected Series 5-Valve 6/4 C Tuba Adams Selected Series 5-Valve 6/4 C Tuba
    $24,190.00
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  1. Meinl Weston 195/5P Fafner Series 5-Valve 5/4 BBb Tuba Meinl Weston 195/5P Fafner Series 5-Valve 5/4 BBb Tuba
    Meinl Weston 195/5P Fafner Series 5-Valve 5/4 BBb Tuba

    The Meinl Weston 195/5P Fafner Series 5-Valve 5/4 BBb Tuba offers the prized 195 Fafner sound but with a...

    Starting at $14,768.00
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  2. Gronitz Musikhof PBK Series 5-Valve 5/4 BBb Tuba Gronitz Musikhof PBK Series 5-Valve 5/4 BBb Tuba
    Starting at $19,559.00
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    Yamaha YBB-105WC Series 3-Valve 3/4 BBb Tuba Yamaha YBB-105WC Series 3-Valve 3/4 BBb Tuba
    Yamaha YBB-105WC Series 3-Valve 3/4 BBb Tuba

    3/4 Size Tuba, key of BBb. A nice starter horn, with a good sound and comfortable to play. Available with or...

    $3,687.99
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  4. Meinl Weston 195P Fafner Series 4-Valve 5/4 BBb Tuba Meinl Weston 195P Fafner Series 4-Valve 5/4 BBb Tuba
    Meinl Weston 195P Fafner Series 4-Valve 5/4 BBb Tuba

    The Meinl Weston 195P Fafner Series 4-Valve BBb Tuba is the piston valve equivalent to the popular 195 Fafner....

    Starting at $13,224.00
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    Meinl Weston 5450 Thor Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba Meinl Weston 5450 Thor Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba
    Meinl Weston 5450 Thor Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba

    The Thor was developed with Jens Bj¶rn -Larsen and has a solid low register and power.<BR/><BR/>The Meinl...

    Starting at $14,629.00
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  2. B&S 3198 Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba B&S 3198 Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba
    Starting at $13,586.00
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    Miraphone 186-4U Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba Miraphone 186-4U Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba
    Miraphone 186-4U Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba

    The Miraphone 186-4U tuba is the world famous design that many makers use as a standard. <BR/> <BR/>The...

    Starting at $8,239.99
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    Besson BE983 Sovereign Series Compensating EEb Tuba Besson BE983 Sovereign Series Compensating EEb Tuba
    Besson BE983 Sovereign Series Compensating EEb Tuba

    The Besson BE983 Sovereign Series Compensating EEb Tuba is designed to offer outstanding performance. The...

    Starting at $12,181.00
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    Miraphone S186 Standard Series 5-Valve BBb Tuba with Hard Case Miraphone S186 Standard Series 5-Valve BBb Tuba with Hard Case
    $9,439.00
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  2. Besson BE981 Sovereign Series Compensating EEb Tuba Besson BE981 Sovereign Series Compensating EEb Tuba
    Starting at $11,788.00
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  3. Besson BE982-1-0 / BE982-2-0 Sovereign Compensating EEb Tuba Besson BE982-1-0 / BE982-2-0 Sovereign Compensating EEb Tuba
    Starting at $11,788.00
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  4. B&S 3098 Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba B&S 3098 Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba
    Starting at $12,783.00
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    Miraphone 186-4U Series 4-Valve Yellow Brass BBb Tuba with Hard Case Miraphone 186-4U Series 4-Valve Yellow Brass BBb Tuba with Hard Case
    $8,649.00
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  2. Meinl Weston 4460 Series 6-Valve 6/4 F Tuba Meinl Weston 4460 Series 6-Valve 6/4 F Tuba
    Starting at $14,209.00
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  3. Gronitz Musikhof PF125 4/4 Lacquer F Tuba Gronitz Musikhof PF125 4/4 Lacquer F Tuba
    Starting at $10,339.00
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  4. B&S MRP Series 5-Valve F Tuba B&S MRP Series 5-Valve F Tuba
    Starting at $11,403.00
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  1. Meinl Weston 6460 Kodiak Series 6-Valve 6/4 F Tuba Meinl Weston 6460 Kodiak Series 6-Valve 6/4 F Tuba
    Meinl Weston 6460 Kodiak Series 6-Valve 6/4 F Tuba

    The Kodiak F Tuba is the newest addition to the Meinl Weston line. Developed in cooperation with Alan Baer,...

    $16,714.00
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    Meinl Weston 195 Fafner Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba Meinl Weston 195 Fafner Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba
    Meinl Weston 195 Fafner Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba

    The 195 Fafner offers the best in a 5/4 size instrument. This tuba features a .846" bore for a huge sound with...

    $13,224.00
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    Miraphone 1293 Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba Miraphone 1293 Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba
    Starting at $11,899.00
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  4. B&S GR41 Series 5-Valve 4/4 CC Tuba B&S GR41 Series 5-Valve 4/4 CC Tuba
    Starting at $11,574.00
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  1. B&S 3099/2/W Series 5-Valve F Tuba B&S 3099/2/W Series 5-Valve F Tuba
    Starting at $10,261.00
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    Miraphone 1292 New Yorker Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba Miraphone 1292 New Yorker Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba
    Miraphone 1292 New Yorker Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba

    The 1292 New Yorker offers the performance of the 1291 with the addition of bell garland.<BR/><BR/>The...

    $13,009.00
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    Miraphone 291 Bruckner Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba Miraphone 291 Bruckner Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba
    Miraphone 291 Bruckner Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba

    The 291 Bruckner CC tuba series complements the classic Miaphone 1291 tuba series design.<BR/><BR/>The...

    Starting at $10,779.00
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  4. B&S 3301 Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba B&S 3301 Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba
    Starting at $11,265.00
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  1. B&S JBL Classic Series F Tuba B&S JBL Classic Series F Tuba
    $12,405.00
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    Meinl Weston 2250 Series 5-Valve 6/4 F Tuba Meinl Weston 2250 Series 5-Valve 6/4 F Tuba
    Meinl Weston 2250 Series 5-Valve 6/4 F Tuba

    The Meinl Weston 2250 Series 5-Valve 6/4 F Tuba offers unequaled response and tone. The 2250 features a...

    Starting at $11,901.00
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  3. Miraphone 381 Belcanto Solo Series 6-Valve 5/4 F Tuba Miraphone 381 Belcanto Solo Series 6-Valve 5/4 F Tuba
    Starting at $11,249.00
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    Miraphone 1291-5VC Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba Miraphone 1291-5VC Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba
    Miraphone 1291-5VC Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba

    The Miraphone 1291-5VC Series 5-Valve CC Tuba is a horn that does it all with a great sound and a great feel....

    Starting at $11,209.00
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    Yamaha YBB-641 Professional Rotary Tuba Yamaha YBB-641 Professional Rotary Tuba
    $9,565.99
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  2. B&S 4097 Series 5-Valve 4/4 CC Tuba B&S 4097 Series 5-Valve 4/4 CC Tuba
    Starting at $10,551.00
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  3. Meinl Weston 2011RA HoJo Gravity Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba Meinl Weston 2011RA HoJo Gravity Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba
    $10,110.00
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  4. B&S 5099/2/W Series 5-Valve F Tuba B&S 5099/2/W Series 5-Valve F Tuba
    Starting at $10,422.00
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The Tuba

Wilhelm Friedrich Wieprecht made some of the greatest advancements for bass sounds and instruments and patented the basstuba in 1835 with Carl Moritz. Wieprecht studied acoustics in an effort to correct the deficiencies of military instruments and music. The basstuba that he and Moritz developed possessed 5 valves which enabled the tuba to play lower sounds than other brass instruments while maintaining a complete selection of notes. The Royal Academy of Berlin honored Wieprecht for his invention of the tuba and for his improvement of valves which significantly contributed to the production of greater volume and better quality of brass tones. He was later made the director-general of all of the guards’ bands in Prussia which gave him a platform to popularize these bass sounds in the evolving military music of the day.

There are different tubas available for various types of performances. Concert tubas are designed with the tubing wrapped so that the player can hold the tuba in his lap. Helicon tubas wrap around the body and are used for marching along with sousaphones, which are named after John Philip Sousa. On recording tubas, the bell points forward instead of upwards and so these models were popularized in the early days of recorded music as they could more easily direct their sound to the recording instrument. The length of the tuba determines the fundamental pitch. The main tube of an F tuba is typically 12 feet long while a B flat tuba is approximately as large as 18 feet long.

Popular pieces for the tuba include Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Richard Wagner developed his own tuba and also created music featuring the tuba including Lohengrin and Ride of the Valkyries. Other popular compositions include Sergei Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony and An American in Paris by George Gershwin. Tubas are consistently utilized in jazz music. They appear in New Orleans Brass Bands such as the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Rebirth Brass Band, and the Nightcrawlers Brass Band. Miles Davis also incorporated the tuba into much of his music. R. Winston Morris is a contemporary tubist who is responsible for the creation of several musical groups comprised almost entirely of tubas and euphoniums including his current group, Symphonia.

Search the Woodwind and Brasswind website to find your concert tuba, euphonium, or helicon. The vast variety available ensures that you will find the perfect tuba to complement your musical needs and style.

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