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Meinl Weston 5450 Thor Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba
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The 5450 Thor CC Tuba is a superior instrument in all regards. Known for its excellent œhammer sound, this tuba has beautiful, rich resonance and a ...Click To Read More About This Product
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Excellent CC Tuba!
The 5450 Thor CC Tuba is a superior instrument in all regards. Known for its excellent œhammer sound, this tuba has beautiful, rich resonance and a huge low register. The Thor tuba was developed with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Kopenhagen™s Jens Bjorn-Larsen. The Thor features a 17.71 bell, 4 stainless steel piston valves, and a thumb activated 5th rotary valve. This instruments large bore and ergonomic design contribute to its classic, rich tones. For a superior professional CC tuba, play the 5450 Thor Series 5-Valve 5/4 Tuba.
Bore: .748"; .787" 4th Valve, .807" 5th Valve
Bell Material: Yellow Brass
Bell Position: Upright
Number of Valves: 5
Valve Position: Front
Valve Type: 4 Piston and 1 Thumb-Activated Rotary Valve
Valve Material: Stainless Steel Piston and Brass Rotary
Features: Ergonomic Design
Finish: Lacquer, Silver
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- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
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- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
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- Easy Tone Production
- Fun To Play
- Vibrant Sound
- Flat pitch on some notes
- College Wind Ensemble
Comments about Meinl Weston 5450 Thor Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba:
This was the second C-Horn I have ever played on. It's a Meinl-Weston so it's GOING to be a good Horn. Yes, it's a 5/4 size and it allows you to move tons of air, but I feel there is just TOO much metal for the sound quality it produces. You can get just as good a sound out of a smaller (AND LESS EXPENSIVE) horn. This will turn your lungs into a 300cc air compressor, though: WOW.
I would suggest this based on its playing ability, but for the money it's worth and what it does, I say get a cheaper horn (Mirafone, baby!). The tuba instructor at UNC Charlotte bought three of these horns BRAND NEW. When I told my future tuba instructor at a different school, he referred to the purchases as "excessive" and "unnecessary", and this guy has been in the Army Band.
I have been playing for six years and will continue studying the tuba in college. I have been to all-state, all-district, and many other honors bands, so I SHOULD know what I'm GENERALLY talking about, save a college degree. :P But honestly, take my advice on this one.