3 Valve Tubas
To make your search easier, it helps to narrow down your choices by key. 3-valve tubas are available here in the key of Bb and Eb - in fact, you'll even come across models that can convert to top action (marching) and front action (concert) configurations. For a terrific convertible tuba, check out the Yamaha YBB-201MWC Series. Available in lacquer and silver finishes, this tuba boasts a .728" bore for a demanding sound on the marching field or in the concert hall.
Now for those of you who are buying for a younger band student and want them to begin their journey on an Eb tuba, you're in luck: the Besson BE1077 Performance Series has a lightweight design and features a mouthpiece that's carefully positioned for comfort and an even response. As for Bb tubas, there are numerous choices here for beginners: the Jupiter JTU730 Series 3-Valve Bb Tuba is designed specifically for aspiring players who are ready to graduate to a full-sized instrument with a larger bore. Or, how about the King 1135W Series 3-Valve 3/4 Bb Tuba: this beauty is also made for youngsters and its focused tone and effortless projection will give any player the confidence they need to continue with the instrument.
We could go on and on about what 3-valve tubas are waiting to be discovered in these pages, but seeing them with your own eyes is the best way to make a decision. Rest assured, these 3-valve tubas are crafted with meticulous attention to detail by folks who are passionate about classical and marching band music. In other words, any choice you make here will be sure to impress you.