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B&S Perantucci 3100W (PT-12) 6-Valve Rotary F Tuba


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This is a large 6-valve rotary F tuba made in Germany by B&S.  I bought this tuba new from Robert Tucci in October 2021 and it's available to you. 

The bell is stamped 3100W but this tuba has been known as the PT-12 forever, a model number likely devised by Tucci and the former US importer.  The bell is also stamped "Perantucci" which is rarely seen on new tubas in the US anymore.  (The name "Perantucci" is not owned by the maker in the US.)

This PT-12 is special with its all gold brass tuning bows.  I have not seen another like it.  The advantage of the 4+2 fingering is that your right hand can relax a bit without the requirement of a busy working right thumb.  On this tuba you don't really need to pull slides.  The pitch is good and there are plenty of alternate fingerings if needed.

The PT-12 is a great solo horn, also for recitals and auditions.  You may find it more challenging in a quintet setting where the tessitura is lower.  Recommended mouthpieces: RT-64, RT-65, RT AMH Paul.

  • 6 rotary valves, 4 right, 2 left
  • 1st valve left hand is whole step in C
  • 2nd valve left hand is 1/2 step in C
  • Lacquer finish
  • Includes B&S gig bag, RT-64 mouthpiece
  • Tapered Valve Bore : 748"-.826" / 19-21 mm
  • Body & bell: yellow brass
  • Crooks: gold brass
  • Bell : 16.5" / 420 mm
  • Gold brass lead pipe

In addition to being endorsed and perfected by Robert Tucci, this tuba is also endorsed and played by:

  • Jens Bjorn-Larsen, Professor of Tuba, Hochschule Musik Hannover
  • Andreas Hofier, Professor of Tuba, Mozarteum, Salzburg
  • Nicolas Indermuhle, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Roman Kochergin, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Ilidio Massacote, Portuguese Symphonic Orchestra
  • Young-Wook Maeng, Gwacheon Symphony Orchestra

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