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Description
Outstanding Pro Performance!
  • Key: BBb
    Size: 4/4
    Bore: .812-inch
    Bell: 16-1/2-inch
    Bell Position: Upright
    Number of Valves: 4
    Valve Position: Front
    Valve Type: Rotary
    Valve Material: Brass
    Features: Gold Brass Leadpipe; Yellow Brass Body and Bell
    Case: Plastic Shell Case with Wheels
    Mouthpiece: Yamaha 67
    Finish: Lacquer

Yamaha YBB-641 Professional Rotary Tuba
The 641 offers the player a sound that is reminiscent of the best European tuba makers.



The Yamaha YBB641 Series 4 Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba is a fine instrument built in the German tradition and modeled after the early Meinl Weston models. This tuba features a .812" bore with 4 rotary valves designed for superior sound and excellent valve action. This tuba is well suited for any type of playing. The Yamaha YBB641 Series 4 Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba includes a case and mouthpiece and is available in lacquer (YBB-641) finish.


The Yamaha YBB-641 has a traditional German sound with a tubing wrap reminiscent of the early Meinl Weston instruments, the long leadpipe and bell of a Miraphones and the resonance of a Cerveny. This horn is a well blended combination that has a voice all its own. All Yamaha wind instruments carry a limited 5-Year warranty.


Hand-Lapped Rotary Valves
Hand-lapped valves involves a time-consuming finishing process which results in superior valve fit for noiseless, responsive action and easy tone changes.


Hand-Lapped Slides
Hand-lapped slides achieves the perfect balance between air tightness and smooth action.


Nickel-Silver Spatula Keys
Carefully positioned nickel-silver spatula keys are strong and are capable of comfortable fast fingering.


Ball Joints for Rotary Valve Levers
The Yamaha-developed ball joints for the rotary valve levers are durable, yet achieve silent operation and light action.


Leadpipe
The long leadpipe contributes to a beautiful, dark, smooth tone which blends well with other instruments.


Tuning Slide Position
The careful positioning of the tuning slide makes it easier to adjust the slides while playing.

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"If you're expecting a Miraphone, you'll be disappointed"


by John - 6/30/2011 11:25:07 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
US Army bandperson, Div 1 university wind ensemble- principal tuba, Iowa
5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

I've played 2 different 641s now and both times I've been disappointed. On both horns, the entire bell rings after I play an Eb (in and just below the staff). It is quite obnoxious. It ruins the response on any note following an Eb because you have to overcome the continuing vibrations in the bell to change notes. It doesn't ring like that on any other note, but every Eb you play will have you fighting for the next note. The horn is fairly free blowing and generally has a big sound, but the response is not nearly as tight as any miraphone I've played. The couplings/connections between the rotors and the valve "lever" seems like they cut corners and copied a generic rotary valve design. They don't feel solid or even compare to a real German tuba. If you are a high schooler, this is a good intermediate tuba, but this is no "professional" tuba. It is way overpriced and you could get a comparable tuba for half the price, or a real, well made tuba for the price of this horn.

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"Good, but.... "


by Josh - 2/28/2012 10:38:09 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
University Wind Ensemble Contemporary Wind Band Mankato, MN

These horns play well, and have a pretty decent sound. I have played one for several years in a university wind band, and it always served me well. I would say that the low register is a real fault point, as least for me on these horns it was always stuffy (could be a mouthpiece mis-match as well). The real problem is PRICE. This horn would be well worth the money...if it were 2,500 less.

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"Okay horn"


by Richard Fitzwel - 12/30/2011 10:12:44 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Repairman, Big Player Tubachristmas, Brass groups Ranson, WV
1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

This horn is overpriced, and exaggerated. The tuning is consistent, the low d is on and the d on the staff is so sharp it hurts, high notes seem like false tones on this horn, it doesn't really have a sound you can like. its not fat, but its not like a warm flowing Miraphone sound Do yourself a favor and get the Cerveney CFB 653-5px. That's the F tuba its absolutely amazing, of course if you a band director get a C Cerveney, or the Bb piggy cerveney

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"AMAZING TUBA!!!"


by Adam Keith - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Student/ some free lance gigs Jazz, classical, pop, funk, rock, bossa, movie music Provo, UT
12 people out of 17 found this review helpful

This horn has an awesome sound! It has a VERY good range (can hit a ledger line Bb above and below the staff with ease), a nice, warm tone, and responds very well. I love this tuba!

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"hurray!"


by tessa - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
university music student band canada
2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

This is a lovely horn. I love it.

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