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Tuba. Nominal pitch: B♭.

Technical description: Silver-plated brass. 3-valve compensating system: 3rd valve brings loop into windway which passes through 1st and 2nd valves, these have short additional loops which are brought into the windway when used in combination with the third valve. Valve type: 3 Périnet-type valves. Repair History: Legs of main tuning-slide extended to lower from Old Philharmonic pitch.

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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.231.2 Valve bugles with wide bore
  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:1035; bell 411.