Alan Baer F Tuba!
The Kodiak F Tuba is the newest addition to the Meinl Weston line. Developed in cooperation with Alan Baer, principal tuba of the New York Philharmonic, this F tuba offers the player great color of sound with amazing intonation and fantastic dynamic contrasts. The Kodiak features a .748-inch bore with a .810-inch bore in valves 4, 5 and 6.
The 6460 Kodiak Tuba”developed by the think-tank of Meinl-Weston, Gerhard A. Meinl, and Alan Baer, New York Philharmonic Orchestra tubist”is designed to be a big, free-blowing "Baer" of an instrument in the tradition of the "Baer" CC Tuba. This tuba has 6 rotary valves and and extra-large bore for grand, expressive sound, and it was checked by Alan Baer in rehearsals with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
Model: 6460 Kodiak
6 rotary valves
Bore: .768" (3rd-6th valves: .846")
Right-hand thumb-activated 5th valve with long whole step
Left-hand index finger-activated 6th valve / long halftone
Bell diameter: 16-1/2"
Halftone trigger (left-hand/ middle-finger operated)
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