Yamaha marching instruments are designed for easy-to-play rugged durability. The consistent quality and ability to produce big, exciting sounds have made them a popular feature on football fields and in parades everywhere. Each model is designed to be durable at traditionally vulnerable points and to be well balanced for easy holding while marching. This marching tuba is used by all types of marching ensembles, including the 2002 DCI world champion Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps.
Hand-lapping is a time-consuming finishing process which results in superior valve fit for noiseless, responsive action and easy tone changes
Hand-lapping achieves the perfect balance between airtightness and smooth action
Heavy bracing throughout
Because this tuba is used in marching band, it has heavy bracing throughout the instrument to make it more durable at the vulnerable points
The reinforced convertible leadpipe for marching allows the instrument to be played in concert and marching settings. The marching leadpipe also has an extra water key to facilitate drainage while marching. The marching leadpipe can be adjusted so the tuba is held on either the left shoulder or the right.
- Key: Bb
- Size: 4/4
- Bore: .728"
- Bell: 17-2/8" upright yellow brass bell
- Bell throat: Medium
- Valves: Three top-action, nickel-plated, nickel alloy pistons help achieve fast, effortless fingering
- Gold brass leadpipes: Gold brass is extremely resistant to wear and corrosion, and hen used in a leadpipe, it ensures long-term precision
- Clear epoxy lacquer: Microscopic, electrically-charged particles of lacquer are attracted to and deposited evenly on the surface of the instrument carrying the opposite charge. This produces an exceptionally thin, uniform coating that can be oven-hardened for maximum durability without compromising the instrument's sound. The sound produced is a solid, somewhat harder sound than silver-plated finishes