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  • Tuba 4 valve Boosey & Hawkes EEb Tuba

    This is an early Boosey & Hawkes EEb tuba made in 1940s in modern low pitch. Blows well. All valves & slides move nicely. 99% of the silver is intact but has dings ( nothing major ). In new gig bag.
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  • Boosey & Hawkes Imperial EEb Tuba

    This tuba was built some time in the mid to late 1970s and so was built in Low Pitch and not converted which gives a far better overall sound. This tuba has excellent compression is easy to blow and produces a great big huge fat sound.
    £750.00
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  • Tuba Compact Practice Mute

    The mute will work with both EEb and BBb Tubas and will also work with other makes and models of Tubas that have a very similar bell size. Simply put it in the bell and take it everywhere. Use it to warm up before concerts and for general practicing.
    £99.95
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  • Al Cass Fast Oil Valve Oil Slide & Key Oil Brass instrument Valve Lubrication

    This item is a premium oil for lubricating the valves of brass instruments for fast and trouble free valve action. Made in the USA. This is a great valve oil that has a long lasting effect. T/A Brass-.
    £4.95
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  • Besson BE982 Sovereign EEb Tuba

    Besson sovereign EEb bass tuba For sale is me EEb bass this is a great bass that plays amazing well it's in great condition only a couple of very small dings and a couple of very light scratches. This is one of the last ones to be made in the German factory. This bass is 6 years old. This comes with a mouth piece a Vincent batch 24 and a marching strap as well as a lyre. Try to put as many pic so you can see how good it it any question please ask. This is advertised on another site. Viewing welcome message me on here or on 07545212885
    £4,000.00
    Brand: Besson
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    £30.00 postage
  • b flat tuba

    Here we have my own b flat tuba My father bought it for me around 20 years ago and I played with numerous bands over the years but unfortunately I play no more and it just collects dust and needs to be played and enjoyed by someone else else. Made for Boosey and Hawkes and is the 400 range as per pics Has a few dents as most tubas have !! But in perfect playing g condition Comes with mouthpiece and soft case Thanks for looking The Eggshell gallery
    £500.00
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  • Besson International Bb Student Tuba BE787

    Up for sale is a Besson BE787 International TUBA, case and mouthpiece. This is a nice quality instrument which is smaller than a standard Tuba but does not comprise on tone. Besson Tuba.
    £799.00
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    £60.00 postage
    Brand: Besson
  • Bb Tuba

    Weryl 3/4 Bb Tuba in perfect working order with all slides working, the body has dents as can be seen in the picture. Mouthpiece isn't included.
    £430.00
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  • Old WELTKLANG GERMAN TUBA For repair

    Old WELTKLANG GERMAN TUBA. COLLECTION PREFERRED.
    £90.00
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  • Old GERMAN TUBA For repair

    Old GERMAN TUBA. in soft case.
    £120.00
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    £80.00 postage
  • Tuba 3 valve BBb Imperial model(1978)

    This is a Boosey & Hawkes Imperial BBb Tuba made 1978. All valves & slides move nicely. The silver is matt with bright silver slides all intact except an area on the side & one or two dings in the end bow & up the back ( see photo )j.
    £675.00
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  • B&H Imperial 792 BBb Tuba (Pre-owned)

    Imperial 792 BBb Tuba. B&H Imperial 792 BBb Tuba.
    £2,750.00
    £30.00 postage
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  • Holton VALVE OIL for Brass Instrument Valve Lubrication

    This item is a premium oil for lubricating the valves of brass instruments for fast and trouble free valve action. Made by Conn-Selmer in the USA. This is a great valve oil that has a long lasting effect.
    £3.95
    Brand: Holton
    £1.00 postage
    149 sold
  • STEINER BRASS INSTRUMENT MOUTHPIECE EXTRACTOR/PULLER

    Why pay VAT and Import Duty from USA? BUY NOW IN UK!
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  • Besson BE982 Sovereign EEb Tuba in Lacquer (Pre-owned)

    Besson BE982 EEb Sovereign Tuba in Lacquer.
    £4,750.00
    Brand: Besson
    £30.00 postage
  • Besson BE982 Sovereign EEbTuba in Silver Plate (Pre-owned)

    Besson BE982 Sovereign Tuba in Silver Plate Minor scratching to lower bow, otherwise very good condition as is the case.
    £4,950.00
    Brand: Besson
    £30.00 postage
  • Besson Sovereign BE983 front action EE flat tuba (lacquer)

    This is a used Besson Sovereign BE983 EEb tuba (SN: 864345). It was built in 1998 and has a clear lacquer finish. The tuba has front action valves and is designed for soloists and chamber musicians.
    £4,450.00
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  • SUPER LONG Flexible Cleaning Brush For Baritones Euph and Tubas

    This is a "snake" or "flexi-brush" for cleaning the inside of Baritones, Euphoniums and even tubas. For cleaning tubing, slides and mouthpipes. Double ended with a 30mm and 10mm brush with nice stiff bristles to get rid of the grime, this brush is 1.6metres long for getting to all those hard to reach places.
    £7.95
    £1.95 postage
  • Eb Tuba

    An old Eb Tuba by Barrats of Manchester. I hadn't heard of this make before owning this tuba, however, it uses the same design as is very common in the B&H400 and Amati ranges., I may be willing or able to meet at a half way point, depending on where you are.
    £107.00
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  • John Packer JP078 MKII Tuba Bb in Lacquer

    The JP078 Bb Tuba and '0' series as a whole aims to provide well-constructed entry level student instruments at an attractive price/performance balance. This instrument clearly has a place in the education system and with training bands and works well not only as a student model but also for the more ‘mature’ player looking for a lightweight tuba.
    £1,049.00
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  • ***NEW*** GENEVA SYMPHONY EUPHONIUM

    Having produced Bb cornets & trumpets, flugelhorn, tenor horn, baritone, euphonium; this new design is yet further improved on its previous model and still retains its beautiful sweet, rich tone. This instrument demonstrates a beautiful sweet sound coupled with near excellence in intonation which sets it apart from the rest of the field.
    £4,995.00
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  • SYNTHETIC WATERKEY CORK FOR MOST BRASS INSTRUMENTS

    THESE ARE APPROX. 9MM WIDE AND HAVE A CONVENIENT STICKY BACK COATING FOR LESS MESS WHEN FITTING! T/A Brass-. Be sure to add me to yourfavourites list ! Why not check out our other great deals HERE>>.
    £1.00
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  • A Corton 3 VALVE Eb Tuba Exceptional Lacquer PLUS new Gig bag and Mouthpiece

    This is a A Corton 3 VALVE Eb Tuba with exceptional lacquer condition PLUS new Gig bag and Mouthpiece. There are one or two minor indentations around the front half of the bell and two minor dents at the side of the bottom bow but apart from these the instrument is in fine cosmetic and playing condition.
    £550.00
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    £35.00 postage
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  • 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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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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