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Cerveny CCB 601-5PRX CC Tuba
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The Cerveny CCB 601-5PRX CC Tuba is an oversized Instrument that that is ideal for symphonic music. It has professional features such as 5 rotary val...Click To Read More About This Product
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A professional oversized tuba with superior tone and craftsmanship.
The Cerveny CCB 601-5PRX CC Tuba is an oversized Instrument that that is ideal for symphonic music. It has professional features such as 5 rotary valves (valve 5 is for the right hand); nickel-silver mouthpipe, valve casings, and rim; Tuning slide water key; and minibal linkage for superior sound and improved feel. The CCB 601-5PRX CC is made of yellow brass and has a lustrous clear lacquer finish.
Cerveny tubas possess a rich, resonant tone quality, and have excellent projection. These fine instruments exhibit superior workmanship and are known for their excellent finish. Cerveny tubas represent a real value in their price range.
Cerveny has been building fine brass instruments since 1842 in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. They are world's largest manufacturer of tubas and baritones.
- 5/4 size
- 5 rotary valves (5th valve is for left hand)
- Nickel-silver mouthpipe and rim
- Nickel-silver valve casings
- Miniball action
- Yellow brass
- Clear lacquer finish
- Made in the Czech Republic
- Bore: 21.0 mm (.827")
- Bell: 500 mm (19.7")
- Height: 1050 mm (41.34")
- Weight: 10.4 kg (22.92 lb.)
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Comments about Cerveny CCB 601-5PRX CC Tuba:
Great sound, a little tricky when it comes to slide manipulation. Really BIG horn, not for a wimp, takes a serious pair of lungs, but the results are worth much more than the price implies.
6/4 size, large bore, large bell results in a very dark, heavy, beautiful sound.
Bell wreath allows starting/stopping a tone with great control. The main drawback is that the 5th valve is played with the left hand, which can make it a little tricky manipulating the slides. The large bore and overall size can use up the player's wind pretty fast, but the sound it gets is worth the extra effort.
The quality of the sound is superb. I have yet to hear a tuba with better tone quality in all ranges.
I ranked it 8 instead of 10 because the slides can be a little cumbersome to move on the fly while dealing with a left-hand 5th valve. The brass is relatively soft, so you can't knock it around. The extreme low range comes easily and has a strong, dark quality, not flabby like some smaller-bore horns.
For the price you pay, the sound is truly a great value.