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Bass tuba (low B-flat)

Bass tuba with an upright bell, made entirely of silver-plated brass, with three piston valves. It has two water-keys located on main tuning slide and first valve tuning slide. The second valve tuning slide has a pulling ring. Nominal pitch: 18-foot B-flat.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped: Imperial model Class A
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.231.2 Valve bugles with wide bore
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Height: 850mm; Bell diameter: 335mm