• Conn Fiberglass Sousaphone

    Includes Fiberglass Case.
    $305.00
    2 bids
    $120.00 shipping
    Ending Monday at 6:00PM PST1d 16hBrand: Conn
  • CG Conn 4 Valve Tuba TUBA

    WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET.
    $1,100.00
    Brand: C.G. Conn
    $140.00 shipping
    Finish: LacqueredColor: Gold
  • Conn Fiberglass Sousaphone Bell

    This is for the Bell Section pictured only, body section is NOT included.
    $75.00
    0 bids
    $25.00 shipping
    Ending Monday at 6:00PM PST1d 16hBrand: Conn
  • Olds Fiberglass Sousaphone

    $300.00
    0 bids
    $120.00 shipping
    Ending Wednesday at 6:00PM PST3d 16hBrand: Olds
  • YAMAHA YBB 321 4 VALVE Bb B FLAT TUBA # 005xxx - Japan

    The finish has scratches and wear. There are no loose braces. Slides all move. Water key works fine. Valves work well and are in nice used condition - compression is very good. Plays very well with a warm resonant tone.
    $510.00
    12 bids
    $99.95 shipping
    Ending Tuesday at 8:15PM PST2d 18hBrand: YamahaKey: Bb
  • Vintage Mirafone Tuba with a replaced bell

    This is an older Mirafone Tuba that has a used Kanstul silver plated bell replacing a missing bell. The valves and slides are all functioning. As you can see from the photos there have been quite a few patches applied and quite a bit of resoldering of tubing.
    $799.00
    0 bids
    $338.79 shipping
    Ending Tuesday at 2:23PM PST2d 12h
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Miraphone
  • HN White Cleveland Sousaphone

    Everything seen in photos is included as-is.
    $315.00
    2 bids
    $120.00 shipping
    Ending Monday at 6:00PM PST1d 16hColor: White
  • Cerveny CC Piggy 4 Valve Tuba

    The pictures show condition.
    $2,000.00
    1 bid
    $100.00 shipping
    Ending Friday at 6:59PM PST5d 17hFinish: Lacquered
  • CG Conn 24J 4 Valve Tuba BBb SHORT ACTION TUBA

    CG CONN 24J BBb SHORT ACTION TUBA. NO CASE OR MOUTHPIECE. ALL BELL SCREWS PRESENT. HAS DINGS AND DENTS. GOOD COMPRESSION. VALVES MOVE EASILY. ALL SLIDES FREE.
    $1,199.99
    Brand: C.G. Conn
    $99.99 shipping
    Key: BbFinish: Lacquered
  • ANTIQUE H.N.WHITE CLEVELAND KING TUBA....AS IS CONDITION

    This is an antique signed H.N.White tuba . I believe it is the KING model. Made in Cleveland. It measures approx. 33 inches in height, 20 inches in diameter. The 3 finger tabs compress and spring back very good. Im not a music person and this seems dented and well used so im selling it in used AS IS condition, as pictured. I dont see any holes or damage but im sure it will need a cleaning and work on it. Winning bidder is to include $120 (oversize) for shipping in the continental United States, please email for rates outside this area.
    $400.00
    1 bid
    $120.00 shipping
    Ending Thursday at 2:04PM PST4d 12hBrand: KingColor: White
  • Holton Made By Yamaha 3/4 BBb Tuba Ser#004270 Needs Repair/Parts

    The bell, valves & parts are well worth the asking price. Engraving: Holton. Valve Condition: All the valves are in good working condition and all of the tuning slides are loose. Be careful with the tuning slides, because while they are loose they are not super loose.
    $299.99
    1 bid
    $91.85 shipping
    Ending Today at 7:20PM PST17h 28mBrand: Yamaha
  • Tolstar BBb German made B&S? 4 Valve Rotary Tuba Ser#isi6397 Great Big Sound!

    Tolstar BBb German made B&S?. 4 Valve Rotary Tuba Ser#isi6397 Great Big Sound! Engraving: Tolstar (stamped on the bell). When we did a net search it looks like it was German made B&S. The bell ring is all intact and does not seem to have any issues.
    $899.99
    0 bids
    $91.85 shipping
    Ending Today at 7:06PM PST17h 14mBrand: B&S
  • Tuba Conn-Helleberg vintage original factory finish. Old, good condition.

    Nice factory silver plate.
    $52.00
    3 bids
    $4.99 shipping
    Ending Today at 9:28PM PST19h 36mBrand: C.G. ConnFinish: Silver PlatedColor: Silver
  • The Tuba Exchange TE 2110 4/4 Rotary Valve Tuba

    The tuba has no dings, dents or scratches that I've seen. The wheeled case is a little scuffed from Canadian mounties handling it. Wire stand is in perfect condition as well.
    $1,800.00
    Key: Bb
    $250.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Amati BBb 4 Valve Rotary Tuba Ser#isi5654 Good Player needs minor adjustment

    Engraving: Amati Kraslice. Lead Pipe: light player wear (small scratches and wear). All valves are a little clanky. Valve problems: Number 4 works but is sticky or slow. Outside Body Bow Condition: has a heavy dent in the outside bow with other dents and dings.
    $539.99
    0 bids
    $91.85 shipping
    Ending Today at 7:36PM PST17h 44mBrand: Amati
  • Couesnon EEb Tuba Body Ser#66394 Bell and Main Body Tube Parts/Repair

    Engraving: Couesnon Paris Made in France. Body Condition: Good.
    $99.99
    0 bids
    $42.89 shipping
    Ending Today at 7:09PM PST17h 17m
  • Besson 700 Series 3/4 BBb 3 Valve Piston Tuba Ser#788-726906 No Lead Pipe

    Besson 700 Series Boosey & Hawkes 3/4 BBb 3 Valve Piston Bell Up Tuba Ser#788-726906 No Lead Pipe. I'm sure once it has a lead pipe and a finger button for the third valve this will be a nice smaller sized Tuba that will have that classic Besson sound.
    $274.99
    0 bids
    $132.25 shipping
    Ending Today at 7:08PM PST17h 17mBrand: Besson
  • Conn Monster EEb Tuba Body with All 3 Valves Ser#226472

    There are minimal dents and they are all very light dents. The valves work quite well but the slides are all stuck. Great for your Tuba Project! Valve Condition: All the valves are in good working condition and all of the tuning slides are stuck.
    $334.99
    0 bids
    $44.14 shipping
    Ending Today at 7:17PM PST17h 25mBrand: Conn
  • Reynolds Contempora BBb Tuba Ser#766281 Body with Bell NO VALVES

    Reynolds Contempora BBb Tuba Ser#766281 Body with Bell NO VALVES NO MAIN TUNING SLIDE. Engraving: R Contempora F.A. Reynolds Co. Abilene Texas USA. So the overall body is in good shape, all the tuning slides are here except for the main tuning slide (which is not included) and the valves are not included.
    $269.99
    0 bids
    $42.89 shipping
    Ending Today at 7:25PM PST17h 34mBrand: Reynolds
  • Martin Mammoth Tuba 6/4

    Martin Handcraft Mammoth 6/4 tuba. Condition issues: minor dents and dings but overall very pretty, valves look great and the sound is incredible. Classic one of a kind horn. the original 2 silver bits from 1930's.
    $4,500.00
    Brand: Martin
    $100.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
    24 watching
  • Wessex Mini BBb Travel Tuba (Tornister Tuba) ‘Mighty Midget’ TB160 Practice Tuba

    Mini Wessex Tuba Tuba for anyone who has health issues handling full size tuba. Height of tuba: 20" (52cm). Weight of tuba: 5.2kg (11 lb 7oz). Case: Foam body suitable to protect tuba flying (in hold), 61 x 45 x 30cm, 5kg.
    $1,700.00
    0 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Wednesday at 1:43AM PST2d 23hKey: BbFinish: Lacquered
  • New ListingAmati BBb 4 Valve Rotary Tuba Plays great!

    It is not beautiful but it isn't bad and plays great!
    $1,499.00
    0 bids
    $150.00 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 3:57PM PST6d 14h
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Amati
  • Reynolds BBb 4 Valve Contempora Bell Up Tuba Ser#678068 NO VALVES

    Reynolds BBb 4 Valve Contempora Bell Up Tuba Ser#678068 NO VALVES and Missing Water Key. Engraving: R Contempora F.A. Reynolds Co. Abilene, Texas USA. It has the tuning slides and lead pipe and it does seem that there was a support brace wrapped around the bell.
    $269.99
    0 bids
    $91.85 shipping
    Ending Today at 7:07PM PST17h 15mBrand: Reynolds
  • Schill #15003 Baritone/Tuba Horn 4 valve

    This is a Bb Baritone/Tuba in Mint shape With hard Case and Mouthpiece. - I had the horn played and check over by a teacher at the local university - he said the horn play's wonderful it is a real gem. 4 valve we do not ship to Hawaii, Alaska or PR
    $595.00
    0 bids
    $70.00 shipping
    Ending Monday at 8:37AM PST1d 6h
    or Best Offer
    Brand: SchillKey: Bb
  • Professional Silver Plated Large Tuba Horn Mouthpiece Musical Instrument

    Note: The color of the item may vary slightly due to photography and your own computer This is a Brand New great looking and sounding Metal mouthpiece for Tuba,and made from all new heavy gauge yellow brass material. Specifications: Material: Yellow Brass Surface: Silver plated Color:Silver Socket Size:13.3mm/0.52" The interior of the Caliper cone is 30mm / 1.18 " The outside of the Caliper cone is 45mm / 1.
    $29.75
    Brand: Unbranded
    Free shipping
    Finish: Silver Plated
    Guaranteed by Mon, Jan 28
    Color: Silver
    Only 1 left!
  • Mirafone Miraphone 4 Rotary Valve Nickel-Silver Slides 4/4 BBb Tuba w/ Hard Case

    It will likely have minor to average wear for an item of this type. Be sure to check out the photos for more details. Pad condition. Tone hole wear and condition. Amount of play on key rods & pivots.
    $3,599.99
    Brand: Miraphone
    Was: Previous Price$4,499.99
    $50.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Wessex Strauss F Tuba, Silver

    The case might as well be new because it’s never been used. This is a good playing midsize F tuba in virtually new condition. This is a copy of the B&S PT-15, a widely copied F tuba design.
    $2,880.00
    Key: F
    $150.00 shipping
    Color: Silver
    or Best Offer
    17 watching
  • Vintage King 3 Valve Bell Front Tuba - PRE-OWNED

    $2,095.00
    Brand: King
    $75.00 shipping
    Key: Bb
    or Best Offer
    Finish: Lacquered
    14 watching
  • Very old Tuba "Hans Hirschberg Breslau" w. "Berlin pump Valves", needs repair

    Very old tuba with Berlin pump valves and a garland. It is in used condition and the bell is partly brickly. There are bigger dents in the bell and tubing. 3 of the slides are moveable. The nice sign at the bell reads "Franz Hirschberg Königl.
    $699.00
    1 bid
    $99.00 shipping
    Ending Jan 27 at 10:18PM PST7d 20hFrom Germany
  • Hans Mueller, BBb tuba, New

    Hans Mueller. NEW condition. 4/4 size compact. lacquer finish.
    $2,195.00
    $150.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
    22 watching
  • Vintage G.G.Conn LTD Tuba

    We promise to resolve any issues as soon as possible.
    $999.99
    0 bids
    $55.99 shipping
    Ending Friday at 5:31PM PST5d 15hBrand: Conn
  • New ListingABH 321 Series Bb Baritone Horn

    AMATI Bb Baritone Horn, standard student model, upright construction. Beautiful tone, lightweight and easy to maneuver. New Gear: If you’re not satisfied, neither are we. It’s that simple.
    $1,825.00
    Brand: Amati
    Free shipping
    Key: BbColor: Silver
  • New - Never Played. Jupiter Tuba.3 Valve BBb-378 Series

    Brand new never played tuba. Bought for my son and the case was never opened. He used the school tuba. Serial number is in the pictures. Some marks on the case from storage. See pictures.
    $2,000.00
    Brand: Jupiter
    $175.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingMeinl Weston BBb Tuba

    LIGHT WEIGHT HORN FOR STUDENTS. HAS DENTS AND DINGS.
    $479.99
    Brand: MEINL
    $99.99 shipping
    Key: BbFinish: Lacquered
  • St Petersburg, EEb Tuba, New

    St Petersburg. NEW condition. 5 rotary valves. Nickel plate. 15.75” bell.
    $3,750.00
    $200.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
    37 watching
  • Martin Elkhart, Ind Tuba 6/4 4 Valve

    One of a kind horn. One piece, the bell does not detach and there are no screws. Huge sound. You will be hard pressed to find another 6/4 BBb bat that plays like a martin. Easy to play as well. It has the leadpipe on the side of the horn like a nirschl york.
    $4,125.00
    Brand: Martin
    $150.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
    32 watching
  • Schiller Field Series Marching Tuba Big Bell -Gold Lacquer

    Schiller Field Series Marching Big Bell Tubas - Field Series bring deep substantive Bass sound that will fill any arena. Quality Brass & nickel with silver Tubing all Schiller Field Series Marching Big Bell Tubas are preciselyEngineered with weight balancing system that makes for easy holding and handling.
    $1,185.00
    Brand: Schiller
    $180.00 shipping
    Finish: Lacquered
    or Best Offer
    Color: Gold
  • Top Silver Plated Large TUBA Horn Mouthpiece Outer Diameter 13.4mm

    Note: The color of the item may vary slightly due to photography and your own computer This is a Brand New great looking and sounding Metal mouthpiece for Tuba,and made from all new heavy gauge yellow brass material. Specifications: Material: Yellow Brass Surface: Silver plated Color:Silver Socket Size:13.3mm/0.52" The interior of the Caliper cone is 30mm / 1.18 " The outside of the Caliper cone is 45mm / 1.
    $29.93
    Brand: Unbranded
    Free shipping
    Finish: Silver Plated
    301 sold
    Color: Silver
  • B&S 3098-S Pro CC 5 Valve 5/4 Tuba, Silver Plated

    It is equipped with a corrosion-safe gold brass leadpipe and nickel silver inner and outer slides. It features rotary valves that are equipped with 3B ball bearing linkages on both ends of the valve connecting arm to provide the ultimate in smooth and quiet operation.
    $14,696.00
    Brand: B&S
    Free shipping
    Finish: Silver PlatedColor: Silver
  • Schiller American Heritage 5 Valve Rotary CCTuba Nickel Plated

    The Nickel Leadpipe with all.
    $1,885.00
    Brand: Schiller
    $180.00 shipping
    Finish: Nickel Plated
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingDEG Willson Caravelle BBb tuba Made in Switzerland

    3/4 SIZE TUBA MADE FOR DONALD GETZEN BY WILLSON IN SWITZERLAND. GREAT TUBA FOR THE PRICE. GOOD COMPRESSION. NO CASE OR MOUTHPIECE. PLAYS WELL. HAS ALL 3 BELL SCREWS.
    $369.99
    Brand: DEG
    $79.99 shipping
    Finish: Lacquered
  • Schiller American Heritage 1/2 Size Gentleman's Tuba Gold Eb

    Genuine Schiller Mouthpiece & Case. 12.835" Bell.
    $839.00
    Brand: Schiller
    $39.00 shipping
    Key: Eb
    or Best Offer
    Color: Gold
    10 watching
  • New ListingConn 20J BBb Tuba

    The pictures show condition.
    $750.00
    0 bids
    $150.00 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 2:15PM PST6d 12hBrand: ConnKey: BbFinish: Lacquered
  • Schiller American Heritage 4 Valve Mini Eb/F Tuba

    4 VALVE MINI Eb/F Tuba. Genuine Schiller Mouthpiece. Schiller Hard Case.
    $985.00
    Brand: Schiller
    $39.00 shipping
    Key: Eb
    or Best Offer
    Color: Gold
    34 watching
  • Yamaha YBB-641 Professional Tuba

    All slides and valves work smoothly. This is one of the older models that has had the lead pipe replaced with a newer style one that makes repairs easier and cheaper. There’s one dent in the horn and it does not effect the sound.
    $3,700.00
    Brand: Yamaha
    $250.00 shipping
    Key: Bb
    or Best Offer
    Finish: Lacquered
    18 watching
  • Holton Eb 3/4 size Tuba NO RESERVE!

    Here is a Holton Eb 3/4 size Tuba that is used. It was overhauled about a year ago and then traded in for another make Tuba. It is in excellent condition as you can see by the pictures. After we took it in we removed major reachable dents and did a good play condition on it so it is ready to play.
    $1,500.00
    0 bids
    $200.00 shipping
    Ending Monday at 6:57PM PST1d 17hBrand: HoltonKey: Eb
  • New ListingYamaha YBB-321WC Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba Lacquer

    The Yamaha YBB-321WC Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba integrates a wonderful, centered tone with excellent resonance and projection. Its gold brass lead pipe contributes to its focused tone and its 4 top action nickel plated piston valves ensure smooth and comfortable playing.
    $6,861.99
    Brand: Yamaha
    Free shipping
    Finish: Lacquered
  • 9/8 BESSON TUBA BBb

    You Are looking at a nice BBb BESSON TUBA This horn is in good playing conditions.
    $3,500.00
    Brand: Besson
    $250.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
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Tubas

Tubas are large and carry a smooth sound. Because of their size, they are usually played in a seated position. Knowing what to look for in these brass instruments is important if you're seeking to get an ideal sound.

What is a tuba?

It is the largest member of the brass family, as well as the lowest-pitched. It is one of the newer members of the brass family. It provides the bass for many musical pieces and can help to highlight the bass of instruments in the woodwind and string families. Although it is often played with other instruments, the tuba can be played in a solo performance.

What is the King?

Named after a famous trombonist who often helped create new instruments, the King provides the same full sound as other tubas. However, it is smaller than many tubas, and its leadpipe is properly positioned. This makes it more comfortable to hold and play. It also has a lacquer finish, a fixed bell, and three top action valves.

What should you look for in a tuba?

First, find the right size tuba. Ensure that it fits your body and isn't too large. Next, make sure you have an appropriate mouthpiece. They're available in different sizes, so make sure the one you choose isn't too large or small. It is important to have a good, working mouthpiece to ensure that your instrument is properly tuned and sounding clear.

How do you play?

Unless you are in a marching band, the tuba is played in a seated position. Use a stool or chair that has no arm rests. Avoid practicing in recliners or on the couch; you'll need a seat that will allow you to sit in an upright position. Also make sure you have the instrument on your lap. The bell should be facing up.

Next, blow into the mouthpiece. You can also make buzzing noises to get the instrument to sound. To start creating music, just press down on the valves while you blow. Different valves play different notes.

How much do they weigh?

A tuba's weight depends on its size, which is determined by the company that manufactures. Some of the heavier ones, such as the BBb sousaphone, can weigh up to 50lbs. When a tubaist is playing in a marching band, however, the instrument is much lighter since it has to be carried. Marching band tubas can weigh as little as 15 pounds.

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