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Since the tuba was first introduced in the early 1800s, the world's greatest composers have been incorporating it into their musical pieces. By far the biggest instrument in the brass family, it also just happens to produce the lowest pitch, and today it can be found in symphony orchestras, military bands and even jazz ensembles. As you've probably suspected, all of today's top brass instrument brands specialize in their own tuba models, and in this section you'll find many of the most recognizable names on the market such as Cerveny, Miraphone, Kanstul and Amati.
Before you start browsing, you'll definitely need to consider a few factors. For example, tubas are available in the key of Bb, C, F and Eb - the most common being Bb and C. Experience level is another thing to think about, and 3-valve tubas are definitely the best choice for beginners. If this sounds like what you're after, check out the Tama by Kanstul KTB44C Series 3-Valve 4/4 Convertible BBb Tuba. Ideal for marching band players, this tuba boasts a rich sound with plenty of projection. The KTB44C Series tuba is designed by a dedicated team with a strong understanding of a marching band's needs, and its solid construction and easy playability make that obvious.
Now for those who are well-versed with the instrument, 4-, 5- and 6-valve tubas are the way to go and the Besson BE995 Sovereign Series 5-Valve 4/4 CC Tuba is an eye-catching beauty that was made for the stage. Featuring 4 pistons and a newly-designed rotary valve access, this upright, front-action tuba has a powerful low register and impressive dynamic range. It also comes with a stylish and durable case with wheels - making transportation to and from performances an effortless endeavor.
As you can see, whether you're a marching band newcomer or an experienced concert professional, you'll find what you're looking for in this extensive catalog. All you have to do is consider your budget, skill level and playing application, and the right tuba for you will be spotted in no time. From the football field to the world's most prestigious orchestral pits, the tuba's versatility will forever make it a hit with discerning music lovers.