One of the best F tubas
The Meinl Weston 45P Series 5 Valve 6/4 Professional F Tuba is one of today's best F tubas. The Meinl Weston 45SLP (45P) has the sound of the highly sought after German F tubas with a .748" to .787" graduated bore coupled with an improved low register and piston valves allows this tuba to meet the needs of both the soloist and the orchestral player. This tuba is endorsed by players such as Jeffrey L. Funderburk, University of Northern Iowa, Samuel J. Pilafian, Arizona State University, and Warren Deck, formally of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Case NOT included.
- Key of F, 6/4 size
- .748" bore
- 17.25" bell and 31.1" tall
- 4 front action piston valves and 5th rotary valve
45P 5 Valve F Tuba Specifications:
- Bell: 16.5"
- Bore: .748" to .787" graduated bore
- Case: Sold separately
- Key: F
- Size: 6/4
- Valves: 4 front action piston steel valves (Big Valve), thumb activated 5th rotary valve
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Comments about Meinl Weston 45P 5 Valve F Tuba:
These tubas have a huge Bass tuba sound with a quick response and nimble character. Intonation is solid and the 2nd valve slide trigger makes any needed slide pulling as simple as catching a ball in a cup. the valves are fast and light, though they are the MW Big Valves they don't feel it. My one complaint about this tuba is the ergonomics are a little off. the thumb ring and fifth valve trigger are too high in relation to the valve block making the fourth valve a bit of a stretch, it was definitely designed by someone with a BIG hand. Also, the price is fairly reasonable.