St. Petersburg Model G02 Eb Tuba – $1,525.00

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Just-consigned, this Eb tuba is pretty impressive. The valves are rather quiet and fast, the finish is very good, and it is simply a very nice player at a modest price. It comes with a wheeled- wood hardshell case. Specs: Nickel-plated, 4-rotor, 15 5/8″ bell, .703″ bore, approx. 35″ tall Price: $1,525.00

Conn Grand Orchestral BBb Tuba – $6,500.00

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Manufactured in mid’ 1916, this Union-label Conn 6/4 BBb is a lot of tuba! About 5 years ago, one of my clients commissioned me to cut this instrument to modern pitch and restore it. I did so, refinishing it in a vintage-looking gold-tint lacquer. While buffing and chemically-cleaning the instrument I noticed that the bell […]

Schiller BBb Tuba – $1,500.00

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Not a Geman-made tuba as the “Schiller, Frankfurt, Germany” on the bell suggests, it is nonetheless a German-style instrument with a number of characteristics reminiscent of older Hirsbrunner and Mein-Weston tubas, and is the best of the Chinese-made tubas that I’ve come in contact with. The heart of a brass instrument is the valveset, and […]

Rudolf Meinl 4/4 F-Tuba – $7,495.00

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This instrument is one of the two best old-style Rudi 4/4 F-tubas I’ve encountered, the other one being the late Tommy Johnson’s Rudi F. The low range is enhanced by having a larger-bore 4th valve, and I find the instrument to be very easy to get around with in all registers, even in the low […]

B & S GR 51 / PT605 BBb Tuba – $6,500.00

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This tuba is in very nearly-new condition, with only very minor cosmetic imperfections anywhere on the instrument. The valves are exceptionally smooth, and I find that the instrument is quite well-made throughout. Due to the medium-large bore of the leadpipe and valveset, it is a larger instrument that is efficient and does not require a […]

Meinl-Weston William Bell Model CC Tuba – $3,995.00

Meinl-Weston William Bell Model CC Tuba

This rare instrument is lacquered, has a 16″ bell diameter, .689″ bore, and is approximately 39″ tall. Manufactured in 1971, it was overhauled several years later and was stored for a number of years, so it is almost like a “time capsule” instrument, in amazing condition for it’s age. The original woodshell case with black […]

Jupiter JSH-590 4-valve BBb sousaphone “University Quad Series” – $3,125.00

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This exceptional instrument has .727″ bore/.780″ 4th valve, and is a larger-bore instrument than the typical Jupiter sousaphone throughout. While performing a full servicing on this pre-owned instrument, I detailed-out the valves and valve casings, and vented the pistons, resulting in a very nice and rare instrument. The wheeled hard case and accessory pouch were […]

Besson automatic-compensating 3-valve BBb tuba – ON HOLD

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Besson automatic-compensating 3-valve BBb tuba, serial # 374153, lacquered, 17 1/4″ bell, bore .730″, 40″ tall. This BBb tuba is the essence of the British tradition, made more friendly to modern users by the elimination of the brass ball on the bottom bow, and a leadpipe receiver opened-up to receive a modern standard mouthpiece. Built in the 1960′s, it has […]