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Tuba. Nominal pitch: F.

Technical description: Brass. 'Barlow model', the normal British 5-valve tuning arrangement, the 4th valve lowers by 5 semitones, the 5th valve by 1 semitone.4th and fifth tuned wide for use in combination. Five uncompensated valves give scope for choice of valve combinations to produce the whole compass with acceptable intonation. With two water-keys. Valve type: 5 Périnet valves. Repair History: The mouthpipe was replaced by previous owner by one of the same length but with a wider bore, original retained with instrument.

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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.231.2 Valve bugles with wide bore
  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:707; bell 300.