From their top-notch intonation to their exceptional fingering possibilities, 6-valve tubas are clearly designed with advanced players in mind. Typically, the 6th valve is tuned to a flat half step so that an F tubist can play low G as 1-4-5-6 and low G-flat as 1-2-4-5-6. Of course, the fact that you've come to this catalog is a safe bet that you're well aware of what makes 6-valve tubas so special, and you're in for a treat when you see what's waiting in these pages. Companies like B&S, Meinl-Weston and Miraphone are all well-known names in the world of classical music and each offer their own 6-valve tuba models.
6-valve tubas are available in 5/4 and 6/4 sizes. Many models even come in your choice of silver gold brass and lacquer gold brass bodies, including the Miraphone 381 Belcanto Solo Series 6-Valve 5/4 F Tuba. This beauty plays a major role in professional symphonies around the globe and you'll understand why quickly after playing it. It delivers a rich, detailed sound and a painstaking design that will be sure to turn more than a few heads in your direction during stage performances.
Another 6-valve tuba here that deserves your undivided attention is the B&S JBL Classic Series F Tuba 3100/WGJ-L. Many pro-level tubists agree that B&S are in a class of their own when it comes to tubas and this model in particular has all the makings of a masterpiece. Featuring a graduated bore that extends from .748" to .827", a gold brass body and a boisterous tone that demands to be heard, your orchestra will be sure to thank you after hearing what this horn can offer.
Honestly, anyone who wants to reward themselves for their hard-earned talents should try to spend some time here. With so many beautifully-crafted 6-valve tubas making up this page, we'll leave you at this point to do some browsing of your own. Rest assured, every single F tuba here was designed by passionate brass instrument makers who take joy in making your skills realized by an audience.