Bass tuba (low B-flat)
This is a bass tuba, Model 98 Mammoth BBb, with a wider bore and massive flared bell, made of silver-plated brass. It has three bottom sprung piston valves, with white felt bumpers and mother-of-pearl buttons (all buttons are different, not original).
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- Inscriptions:Engraved on bell: Holton (gothic script) / 98 / ELKHORN, WIS. / U.S.A.
- Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.231.2 Valve bugles with wide bore
- Repository:Museum of Army Music
- Measurements:Height: 1000mm; Bell diameter: 555mm