All aspiring tubists look forward to the day that they can graduate to a 4-valve model. As every experienced tubist knows, the addition of a 4th valve can extend the lower register and even improve tuning. Even better is that today's selection of 4-valve tubas is extensive and this catalog makes that obvious. Whether you're an intermediate player who is ready to make the jump to a 4-valve tuba or a stage veteran who wants to add to a collection of brass instrument masterpieces, you've just hit the jackpot of 4-valve tubas.
In a section this large, it definitely helps to take a few factors into consideration before jumping too quickly into your tuba choices. To narrow down your options, you can refine your search so that only your tuba type appears. For example, click "Bb Tubas" and you'll be given a wide variety of Bb 4-valve models. Looking for something in the $3000 range? Check out the stunning Allora AATU-105A Series 4-Piston Valve 3/4 BBb Tuba. Or, if you're willing to spend a bit more, feast your eyes on meticulously crafted works of art like the Besson BE994 Tuba or the Miraphone M9000L Ambassador Lacquer BBb Tuba.
Although the most common tuba type in America is the Bb tuba, there are plenty of other models in the keys of C, Eb and F. In fact, many experienced tubists recommend that beginners write for a C tuba since they're in the same key as a baritone horn. Eye-catching C tubas like the Cerveny CCB 471-4 Junior Series 4-Valve CC Tuba and the Kanstul 902-4C Series 4-Valve 3/4 CC Tuba would impress any performer who wants to take their talents to the next level. As for Eb and F tubists, turn your attention to the stage-ready horns like the Besson BE981 Sovereign Series Compensating EEb Tuba or the Gronitz Musikhof PF125 4/4 Lacquer F Tuba.
We could go on forever about how many world-class 4-valve tubas can be found here, but someone like yourself who has such discerning tastes should jump in and see the models firsthand. The simple truth is that any 4-valve tuba you purchase is a huge investment that will benefit you greatly in the long run. So take your time browsing; before you know it, you'll be the proud owner of a 4-valve tuba that will have all heads turning to you on stage.