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Most brass instruments have long, colorful histories, and the tuba is no exception. The instrument as we know it today was pioneered by Adolphe Sax in the 1800s, and it's gone through more than a few changes since then. Modern tubas come in several varieties made for different types of performances, and when it comes to orchestral play, CC tubas are among the most popular. With that in mind, it's no surprise that there are lots of high-end professional instruments in this section. There are also some affordable entry-level CC tubas if you're new to the horn and looking for a good starter instrument. From 4 valves to 5 and any finish you like, it's all right here.
To get your foot in the door, so to speak, you could start out with an instrument such as the Cerveny CCB 471-4 Junior Series 4-Valve CC Tuba. It's a 1/4 size model, which makes it perfect for young players in need of something easy to hold and play. This Cerveny is also a great choice for smaller players of any skill level - if you find a full-sized tuba tough to handle, give it a look. Or, if you'd like a down-scaled tuba without going all the way to 1/4, consider something like the Kanstul 902-4C Series 4-Valve 3/4 CC Tuba for a slightly bigger alternative.
When you move on to full-size and expanded tubas, your options open up even wider. For instance, the Miraphone 186 Series 4 Valve CC Tuba takes the classic 4-valve design up to 4/4 size. You could upsize to an instrument like the B&S 3198 Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba or even the Meinl Weston 6450 Baer Production Series 5-Valve 6/4 CC Tuba if you want a beefier version with an even deeper voice. No matter what sort of tubist you are, there's a professional model that will be the perfect fit.
Like other brass instruments, your choice of C tuba is a personal one and nobody knows your needs better than you do. So consider starting your search through this section by making a checklist of all the features and specs you're looking for in your instrument. With that in hand, it'll be a simple task to start narrowing down your options and you'll come to the best one soon enough.