• Student Eb Tuba

    Gold lacquered, Eb student tuba. John Packer 077 Mkll. Purchased new in 2013. Fair condition. Bell in good shape. Valves in good working order. 1 of the 4 slides is stuck. Has a few minor wear and tear dents ( see photos).
    £250.00
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    Ending Saturday at 11:21PM GMT4d 5hCollection in personColour: GoldKey: EbFinish: Lacquered
  • Tuba 4 valve EEb compensating Imperial model

    This is a 4 valve Boosey Co Imperial compensating EEb Tuba made early last century in high pitch & works converted to modern tuning. Plays well. All valves & slides move nicely (checked by local repairer ). With mouthpiece and good new gig bag.
    £850.00
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    Free postage
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  • Tuba 3 valve BBb Courtois Large bore

    This is a Large Bore BBb tuba made by Courtois in Paris early last century.All valves & slides move nicely. No dents. With mouthpiece & quality padded gig bag.. It blows great . The finish is natural brass.
    £650.00
    Top Rated Plus
    Free postage
  • BOOSEY AND HAWKES TUBA "SONORA" MODEL

    For sale is this,Boosey and Hawkes,brass Tuba.It is marked B&S-"Sonora". The Tuba looks in quite good condition ,it has 3 valves and a small one on the side (one of the valves is missing its mother of pearl tip,this valve is also a little "sticky". ).
    £64.00
    27 bids
    £9.20 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 9:29PM GMT1d 3hFinish: High Polish
  • Euphonium Class A 14206- Manufactured by Salvation Army

    Cash preferred -cash on collection due to weight and size.
    £75.00
    0 bids
    or Best Offer
    Ending Thursday at 4:55PM GMT1d 22hCollection in person
  • Tuba B&S

    £375.00
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    or Best Offer
    Ending 26 Nov at 6:31PM GMT6dCollection in personBrand: B&S
  • Tuba 3 valve BBb Boosey & Co imperial

    This is a 3 valve compensating BBb Imperial model Tuba made by Boosey & Co early last century in high pitch & converted to modern tuning.Valves & slides move nicely. With mouthpiece and hard case.. It blows fine.
    £475.00
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    Free postage
  • Weltklang Vintage 4 Valve In-Line Eb Tuba. Lightweight and Silver-Plated Brass.

    Lightweight and Silver-Plated Brass.
    £205.00
    2 bidsEnding Sunday at 5:38PM GMT4d 23hCollection in personColour: SilverKey: EbFinish: Silver Plated
  • Ultra Pure Professional Lubricant for Brass Instruments

    Made by Ultra Pure in the USA. This valve oil is Non Toxic, Synthetic, Long Lasting, Odourless and NON FLAMABLE! T/A Brass-. Contains 59ml / 2 fl. Why not check out our other great deals HERE>>.
    £5.95
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    107 sold
  • Tuba 4 Valve Compensating EEb Imperial Model Tuba by Boosey And Hawkes

    A wonderful example of a 15" bell B&H Imperial 4V compensating EEb tuba Some wear to the silver plate Made around 1970 Fantastic condition given age All slides and valves in good working order Plays at modern pitch/low pitch (A=440) Comes in its original black wooden case Collection from London
    £1,450.00
    Collection in person
    or Best Offer
    Colour: SilverKey: EbFinish: Silver Plated
  • New listingUsed brass musical instruments

    A E flat bass mouthpice in good ondition
    £16.30
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    £2.95 postage
    Ending 26 Nov at 8:21PM GMT6d 2h
    or Best Offer
    Click & CollectFinish: Silver Plated
  • Besson Eb Antique Tuba

    This old lady dates, I believe to 1918 with a 6 digit serial number starting 105. The serial number on the 1st valve starts 104. This should be in a museum or collection.
    £150.00
    0 bids
    £30.00 postage
    Ending 26 Nov at 5:31PM GMT5d 23hClick & CollectBrand: BessonKey: EbFinish: Lacquered
  • Besson Anniversary Special Edition BE994-2M BBb Tuba - Satin Silver (New)

    On the standard BE-994 tuba, taken from the official Besson website Limited Edition Besson Sovereign Anniversary SeriesBE994 BBb Tuba – Satin Silver Plate (Matt Finish). The tuning slides, finishing parts and inner bell are silver-plated.
    £10,900.00
    Colour: Silver
    Free postage
    Brand: Besson
    or Best Offer
    Finish: Satin
  • V.F. Cerveny C Rotary Tuba

    For Sale a Cerveny Rotary C Tuba model CCB 603 This is ex-Display stock used by the company for trade stand purposes. This is a small “piggy” tuba. It has 4 valves and it is made yellow brass with a nickel silver bell rim. The instrument is 33” in height With a 16.5” bell PayPal or Cash on Collection
    £2,750.00
    £25.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Besson Sovereign 1998 BE981 EEb Tuba – Lacquer (Refurbished Instrument)

    A fairly small section of the bell flare was creased at one point, and has been subsequently repaired. The lacquer in this region has also been rubbed off. Much of the lacquer on the bottom bow has a crazed appearance where the brass has been de-dented.
    £4,150.00
    Colour: Yellow
    Free postage
    Brand: Besson
    or Best Offer
    Key: Eb
  • Besson Sovereign BE982-1 4v EEb Tuba – Lacquer (Refurbished Instrument)

    EEb, 4 valve, compensating professional tuba. It should also be noted that the drag handle is missing, and it will be replaced by our technician. This particular tuba was manufactured in 1994. It was founded by Trevor Austin (father of Paul) who was previously a euphonium player in the Horse Guards (and played on horseback at the Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953).
    £3,950.00
    Brand: Besson
    Free postage
    Key: Eb
    or Best Offer
    Finish: Lacquered
  • Willson TA3400 EEb Tuba - Lacquer (refurbished instrument)

    Tuning: EEb. The tuba is versatile, suitable to play in most situations, but especially for brass or symphonic bands. The pistons and slides are clean and unmarked, and their action is smooth and quiet, although the slides remain relatively tight.
    £3,600.00
    Finish: Lacquered
    Free postage
    or Best Offer
  • New listingCatelinet HC90 S BBb Tuba- 19" Bell 4 Valve Pro Level-New, Unused Item-

    B flat bass tuba. Professional Tubas (B flat) - New. · Four sprung water keys. We can send anywhere but the cost will vary depending on size/ weight of the item and country. · Two carriage rings.
    £3,999.00
    0 bids
    £39.99 postage
    Ending 27 Nov at 5:28PM GMT6d 23h
    or Best Offer
  • New listingBRASS QUINTET ARRANGEMENTS 50+ scores mp3s & full range of parts

    A great variety of styles and titles, mostly of moderate difficulty. Great for the gigging quintet. A full range of parts is provided as pdf files, for both symphonic and brass band players, together with scores at concert pitch and mp3 files, all on a CD-ROM, so you can just print out what you want, when you want.
    £19.95
    Free postage
    or Best Offer
  • Antique Besson & Co brevete 98269 Prototype euphonium ? Tuba ? baritone horn ?

    ***I have no knowlege of musical instruments so I will let the photos speak for themselves, if you require further photos please ask.*** Antique Besson & Co brevete 98269 Prototype euphonium, as shown in photos. It has been suggested it may be a baritone horn? Or small tuba? Untested, I have not attempted to clean it, I would imagine it would clean up nicely. Beautiful item. Height 63cm diam of horn 23cm
    £250.00
    Click & Collect
    £12.99 postage
    Brand: Besson
  • Student Eb Tuba Lacquered Gold Piston Valve Keys in Hard Foam Carry Case Used

    It features piston valve keys, a copper leadpipe, and lacquered gold finish. Student Eb Tuba. This tuba has been used for 3 months. It has been checked over by our in house music specialist and is in great condition.
    £595.00
    Click & Collect
    £45.00 postage
    Colour: Gold
    or Best Offer
    Key: EbFinish: Lacquered
  • Yamaha Maestro YEB-632UK EEb Tuba - Lacquer (used instrument)

    The Yamaha Maestro EEb tuba has now been replaced by the Neo, but remains popular as the thinner bell on the Maestro makes it very responsive and easy to play. The bell flare has been de-dented, leaving only one visible ding, which was too small to remove.
    £3,990.00
    Brand: Yamaha
    Free postage
    Finish: Lacquered
    or Best Offer
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  • PERANTUCCI PT-65 TUBA MOUTHPIECE SLIGHTLY USED

    This mouthpiece is in as new condition .It has a lovely rich sound and plenty of volume . So grabb a bargain . payment via paypal please.
    £55.00
    0 bids
    £0.67 postage
    Ending Friday at 7:01PM GMT3d
    or Best Offer
    Click & Collect
  • Edgware Concert Series Eb Tuba

    Please review the full item description of item "Edgware Concert Series Eb Tuba" for all information regarding delivery and technical specifications.
    £4,995.00
    Key: Eb
    Free postage
  • V.F. Cerveny Rotary F Tuba CFB 753

    For Sale an ex-Display Cerveny F Rotary Trumpet. CFB 753. The Cerveny brand has an international reputation for the quality of its Rotary instruments. The Tuba has 5 valves.it is made from Red Brass with a nickel bell rim. The instrument has been freshly serviced and cleaned. The only defect is in the lacquer where the bell has been joined to the main body. (Please see photo) PayPal or Cash on Collection
    £2,650.00
    £25.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • New listingDenis Wick 4L Heritage Tuba Mouthpiece – Silver Plated with Gold rim & cup

    Denis Wick 4L Tuba Mouthpiece in silver plate finish with old rim & cup. All models have great flexibility, produce a rich sound and have clear overtones. Rim width: 6.9mm. Clear tone with excellent articulation response.
    £99.00
    0 bids
    £2.99 postage
    Ending 27 Nov at 5:18PM GMT6d 23h
    or Best Offer
    Click & CollectColour: GoldBrand: Denis WickFinish: Silver Plated
  • New listingDenis Wick 3 Tuba Mouthpiece-New,Unused Gold Plated-

    Denis Wick 3 Tuba Mouthpiece in gold plated finish. This mouthpiece is designed to fit the older small shank receiver such as an Imperial Tuba. Therefore the mouthpiece is not suitable for any modern large bore Tubas.
    £69.99
    0 bids
    Free postage
    Ending 27 Nov at 5:25PM GMT6d 23hClick & CollectBrand: Denis WickFinish: Gold Plated
  • Limited Edition Besson Sovereign Anniversary Series BE967T2M Euphonium

    On the BE-967T tuba, taken from the official Besson website Limited Edition Besson Sovereign Anniversary Series BE967T Euphonium – Satin Silver Plate (Matt Finish). The euphonium has an amazingly warm sound, more so than both the Sovereign and Prestige models, which might be a consequence of the extra silver applied as part of this special finish.
    £7,243.00
    Colour: Silver
    Free postage
    Brand: Besson
    or Best Offer
    Key: Bb
  • New listingAlliance 3 Tuba MOUTHPIECE – SILVER PLATED BODY-GOLD RIM & CUP

    Alliance 3 Tuba Mouthpiece in silver plate finish with gold rim & cup. A very popular mouthpiece, especially for EEb tuba. Very big, warm sound. Rim: 7.88 mm. Comparison: Denis Wick 3L, Bach 24AW, but with a narrower rim.
    £78.99
    0 bids
    £2.99 postage
    Ending 27 Nov at 2:53PM GMT6d 20hClick & CollectFinish: Silver Plated
  • Besson Sovereign / YORK Tuba Service Kit - Deluxe

    4 x Genuine Besson Sovereign Valve Springs For Tuba. 4 x Besson Sovereign Tuba Valve Guides. 1 x Set of Genuine Besson Softstop Felts. £££ SUPERB VALUE £££. 1 x Set of 8 BLACK Rubber Spring Dampers.
    £28.95
    Click & Collect
    £1.95 postage
    Brand: Unbranded
    228 sold
  • B&S 160 baritone horn (silver-plated, 3-valve, non-compensating)

    They blow easily, and the build and valves are of high quality. As a guide to the quality of the blowing experience and build, a good comparison would be the old Besson 700 series made in the UK. B&S 160-L B flat baritone horn.
    £1,495.00
    Colour: Silver
    Free postage
    Brand: B&S
    or Best Offer
    Finish: Silver Plated
    14 watching
  • Tuba Bass Mute by Hopkins Free Carry Bag  All Aluminium Professional Range. 

    All Aluminium Tuba Mute sold to you direct from the manufacturer for Top quality at a reasonable price. Our Tuba Mute has a better tone. Our mute has a wide neck so that it can be placed on the floor next to you and be very stable.
    £149.00
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    Free postage
    Key: Bb
    or Best Offer
  • Baritone Straight Mute

    Super Baritone Straight Mute. A great mute with superb intonation! Will not dent. Made from Fibreglass and wood.
    £49.95
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    Free postage
  • Tuba Wind Instrument Brass Tube 4/4 Bb Tuning Rotary Valves Mouthpiece Case Set

    Professional Tuba with four valves brass mouthpiece and Nickel silver slides. mouthpiece and ABS case. The Classic Cantabile Brass T-310 impresses with its full rounded sound character and comfortable and clean response.
    £1,492.00
    Colour: Clear
    Free postage
    Key: BbFinish: Lacquered
  • CHORD DELUXE SOFT PADDED BBb FLAT TUBA GIG BAG CARRY CASE 173.396UK

    There's also a large exterior pocket, which is ideal for carrying sheet music and any other accessories you may need. DELUXE BBb (B Flat)TUBA PADDED BAG. Tested and will fit any Besson Imperial 17" bell B Flat.
    £92.99
    Top Rated Plus
    Free postage
    Click & CollectColour: Black
  • Besson Sovereign / YORK Baritone Service Kit DELUXE

    3 x Genuine Besson Sovereign Valve Springs. 1 x Set of 6 Genuine Besson Softstop Felts. 3 x Sovereign Baritone Valve Guides. £££ SUPERB VALUE £££. 1 x Set of 6 Rubber Spring Dampers.
    £24.95
    Click & Collect
    £1.00 postage
    Brand: Unbranded
    88 sold
  • Student Bb Tuba by Gear4music

    The Student Bb Tuba by Gear4music proudly retains all the features that define the modern Tuba with piston valve keys a copper leadpipe and lacquered Gold finish. Lacquered Gold Finish.
    £701.48
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    Free postage
    Key: Bb
  • CHORD DELUXE PADDED EEb FLAT TUBA SOFT GIG BAG CARRY CASE 173.399UK

    DELUXE EEb Flat TUBA PADDED BAG. There's also a large exterior pocket, which is ideal for carrying sheet music and any other accessories you may need. Colour: Black. Ideal for storage and travel. IF YOU FALL IN THE EXCLUDED AREA.
    £90.99
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    Free postage
    Click & CollectColour: BlackKey: Eb
  • It's An Eb Bass Thing Hoodie

    £18.95
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    Free postage
    Colour: BlueKey: Eb
  • Besson Euphonium or Tuba Heavy Valve Springs Set of 4 BPB206

    The original Besson Sovereign Euphonium and Tuba valve spring. Euphonium or Tuba Heavy Valve Springs Set of 4. • Euphonium and Tuba Spring. • Very Heavy Tension.
    £6.95
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    £1.00 postage
  • Professional Silver Plated Large Tuba Horn Mouthpiece Musical Instrument

    1x Large TUBA Horn Mouthpiece. The outside Caliper mouth is 13.4mm / 0.52 ". Surface: Silver plated. Material: Yellow Brass.
    £15.40
    Colour: Silver
    £0.50 postage
    Brand: UnbrandedFinish: Silver Plated
  • New listingVINTAGE BOOSEY & CO LTD SILVER PLATED IMPERIAL MODEL SOLBRON CLASS A TUBA 1928

    It stands 3 & half foot tall. we do not have the case so ask for collection only.
    £230.00
    0 bidsEnding 26 Nov at 6:43PM GMT6dCollection in personFinish: Silver Plated
  • Besson Sovereign / YORK Euphonium Service Kit -Deluxe

    4 x Besson Sovereign Euphonium Valve Guides. 4 x Genuine Besson Sovereign (Light) Valve Springs. 1 x Set of Genuine Besson Softstop Felts. £££ SUPERB VALUE £££. 1 x Set of 8 Black Rubber Spring Dampers.
    £28.95
    Click & Collect
    £1.00 postage
    Brand: Unbranded
    186 sold
  • BESSON SOVEREIGN TUBA TOP CAP FELT (SET OF 4)

    BESSON SOVEREIGN TUBA TOP CAP FELT (SET OF 4) FOR FITTING INTO THE RECESS OF THE TOP CAP.
    £3.50
    Brand: Unbranded
    £1.20 postage
  • Besson Sovereign / YORK Tuba Service Kit GREAT VALUE

    4 x Genuine Besson Sovereign Valve Springs For Tuba. 1 x Set of Genuine Besson Softstop Felts. £££ SUPERB VALUE £££. 1 x Set of 8 Black Rubber Spring Dampers. Why not check out our other great deals HERE>>.
    £22.95
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    £1.95 postage
    Brand: Unbranded
    103 sold
  • BB450R Holton Collegiate Compact BBb Tuba. Brand New and in Stock

    BBb-Tuba BB450R. Holton "Collegiate" - Key of BBb. 669" bore, 3/4 size, 3 valve top action, 14.5" upright bell, stainless steel pistons, rose brass mouthpipe, clear lacquer finish, Holton tuba mouthpiece, molded plastic shell case.
    £1,800.00
    Brand: Holton
    Free postage
    Key: Bb
    or Best Offer
    Finish: Lacquered
  • Denis Wick Euphonium Aluminium Straight Mute, DW5513 (new)

    It was founded by Trevor Austin (father of Paul) who was previously a euphonium player in the Horse Guards (and played on horseback at the Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953). Rosehill is now led by Trevor's son Paul.
    £99.00
    Brand: Denis Wick
    £12.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Besson Sovereign / YORK Euphonium Service Kit

    4 x Genuine Besson Sovereign (Light) Valve Springs. 1 x Set of Genuine Besson Softstop Felts. £££ SUPERB VALUE £££. 1 x Set of 4 Valve Guides (3 x size 6, 1 x size 7).
    £22.95
    Click & Collect
    £1.00 postage
    Brand: Unbranded
    104 sold
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Tubas

Tubas are part of the brass instrument family and are the instrument with the lowest pitch. They are by far the largest instrument, but the basic techniques used are fundamentally the same across the brass family. 

The tuba takes the bass part in an orchestra or band, usually only on one singular instrument. 

Tubas are tuned to a number of pitches including F, E♭, C, or B♭. These also all vary in size ranging from 3.7 metres to 5.5 metres.

Tubas are usually played sitting down with the bell facing up and because of this, posture is key. Tubas are also used in marching bands with a strap for support.

The tuba has the lowest register in an orchestra, reinforcing the string and woodwind sections. They are seen as the most essential part of an orchestra because of the low register they provide.

Notable tuba pieces include:

  • Tuba Concerto - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Tuba Concerto - John Williams
  • Ordner Seg - Oystein Baardsvik
  • Fantasy for Tuba - Malcolm Arnold

The tuba is also used as the bass for brass quintets, concert bands, military bands and brass bands. Tubas are also sometimes used in jazz bands.

Types of tuba

Contrabass

  • Pitched in C or B♭
  • Many professionals use C tubas
  • B♭ tubas are used for beginners and in schools

Bass

  • Pitched in F or E♭
  • E♭ tuba played an octave above a contrabass
  • F tubas are usually played by professionals and are common in European orchestras

Tenor (Euphonium)

  • Pitched in B♭
  • One octave higher than a contrabass
  • Smaller in size

Subcontrabass

  • Very rare
  • By far the largest and lowest tuba, one octave below a contrabass

Tubas in jazz music

Tubas are often used in the place of a double bass, especially for outdoor performances due to the louder acoustics. They are often used for solos, and many double bass players are also able to play the tuba.

There are many accessories you can buy for tubas, including:

  • Hard cases
  • Soft cases
  • Mutes
  • Stands
  • Straps
  • Valve oil
  • Mouthpieces
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