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  1. Meinl Weston 5450 Thor Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba Meinl Weston 5450 Thor Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba
    Meinl Weston 5450 Thor Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba

    THOR--God of Thunder CC Tuba. The CC-Tuba 5450 is a real all-round instrument with a lot of "hammer" sound -...

    Starting at $14,629.00
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  2. B&S 3098 Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba B&S 3098 Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba
    Starting at $12,783.00
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  3. Miraphone 1293 Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba Miraphone 1293 Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba
    Starting at $11,899.00
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  4. Miraphone 1292 New Yorker Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba Miraphone 1292 New Yorker Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba
    Miraphone 1292 New Yorker Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba

    The 1292 is similar to the Miraphone 1291 with the addition of a bell garland to increase the dynamic...

    $13,009.00
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  1. Miraphone 291 Bruckner Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba Miraphone 291 Bruckner Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba
    Starting at $10,779.00
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  2. Miraphone 1291-5VC Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba Miraphone 1291-5VC Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba
    Miraphone 1291-5VC Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba

    The Miraphone 1291 5 Valve CC Tuba is a horn that does it all with a great sound and a great feel. It has a...

    Starting at $11,209.00
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  3. Miraphone 188-5U Series 5-Valve 4/4 CC Tuba Miraphone 188-5U Series 5-Valve 4/4 CC Tuba
    Miraphone 188-5U Series 5-Valve 4/4 CC Tuba

    This tuba has been one of the favorite of bands, orchestras and individuals for over 50 years. This is like...

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  4. Miraphone 186 Series Rotary Valve CC Tuba Miraphone 186 Series Rotary Valve CC Tuba
    Miraphone 186 Series Rotary Valve CC Tuba

    The Miraphone 186 4 Rotary Valve Professional CC Tuba is an excellent all around tuba. The Miraphone 186...

    Starting at $8,799.00
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  1. Miraphone 186 Series 4 Valve CC Tuba Miraphone 186 Series 4 Valve CC Tuba
    Miraphone 186 Series 4 Valve CC Tuba

    The "S" version does not have the nickel-silver tuning slides and brace tubes. These are just polished and...

    Starting at $8,539.00
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    Yamaha YCB-822 Series Professional 4/4 CC Tuba Yamaha YCB-822 Series Professional 4/4 CC Tuba
    Yamaha YCB-822 Series Professional 4/4 CC Tuba

    This custom CC Tuba is a solid instrument. Great sound and excellent resonance and a terrific low register...

    $13,647.99
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  3. Kanstul Model 5490 Grand Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba Kanstul Model 5490 Grand Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba
    $11,500.00
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  4. Kanstul 90-S Side Action Series 5-Valve 4/4 CC Tuba Kanstul 90-S Side Action Series 5-Valve 4/4 CC Tuba
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  1. Cerveny CCB 471-4 Junior Series 4-Valve CC Tuba Cerveny CCB 471-4 Junior Series 4-Valve CC Tuba
    $5,359.00
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  2. Kanstul 902-4C Series 4-Valve 3/4 CC Tuba Kanstul 902-4C Series 4-Valve 3/4 CC Tuba
    Kanstul 902-4C Series 4-Valve 3/4 CC Tuba

    The Kanstul 902 / 4C CC Concert Tuba features a .689-inch bore with 4 front action valves designed for a warm,...

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The brass family has a long history - so long that the tuba's introduction in the mid-1800s actually makes it one of the youngest members. But it caught on fast, displacing the ophicleide to take its place in the bass role. Although the word "tuba" is Latin for "trumpet", no one would ever make the mistake of confusing the two! To say the tuba is way bigger than a trumpet would be an understatement; in fact, this instrument is so big that its size and weight are the top considerations in its playing positions and style. In exchange for all that physical heft, the tuba delivers one heck of a beefy sound, and it comes in a range of pitches, including the C tubas found right here.

The most crucial difference between any two C tubas is generally the valve layout. Most have 4 valves, like the Cerveny CCB 471-4 Junior Series 4-Valve CC Tuba and the Kanstul 902-4C Series 4-Valve 3/4 CC Tuba. This allows access to the instrument's full range with better intonation than a 3-valve beginner model. Adding a fifth valve, such as in the Miraphone 1292 New Yorker Series 5-Valve 5/4 CC Tuba, takes the intonation a step further and improves access to the low register while making trills easier. Although most tubas use piston valves, there are also options with Euro-style rotary valves, like the Miraphone 186 Series Rotary Valve CC Tuba.

Choosing the best tuba for your needs is the first step to owning one, and it's an individual process that comes down to your own preferences and budget. Whether that means a beginner-friendly Cerveny or the handcrafted Meinl Weston 6450/2 Baer Handmade Series 5-Valve 6/4 CC Tuba, the decision is in your hands - so take your time and don't be afraid to do a little research beforehand! No matter which of these C tubas is right for you, you'll definitely be glad for having done the homework.
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