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Tuba. Nominal pitch: 16-ft C.

Technical description: ModelA96. 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. Two loops for sling; fitting for music card holder; water key on main tuning-slide. Valve type: 3 Périnet-type valves. The valve bottom caps have D.J.Blaikley's patent water reservoir, each with a nipple that can be rotated through 90° to release accumulated water. Repair History: Converted to doigté ministèriel fingering (3rdvalve lowers by four semitones) by extension to 3rdvalve tuning-slide; converted to low pitch by cranked extensions to tuning-slide outer slides.

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    Boosey & Co [Corporation]
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    University of Edinburgh
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs classification:423.231.2
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.231.2
  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:707; bell 328.