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Josef Lidl LCB-702 Rotary CC Tuba
This 3/4 size four rotary valve CC tuba is compact but has excellent projection and a very full sound for its size. Includes compact hard case. Made in the Czech Republic, this is an excellent instrument for the jobbing player needing a smaller CC tuba for pit orchestra, chamber music, or stand-up work, or as a first tuba for the student who prefers the ergonomics of a medium size horn. Though this is a small tuba, it has an excellent low range, beautiful tone, good pitch, big sound for a small horn, very light and resonant. It's a great buy for a compact tuba. 18.3mm (.721") bore, 420mm (16.5") bell, 7kg (15.4 lb.) weight. Though this tuba is not available with 5 valves, it's the least expensive European CC tuba, and is a very versatile horn. For those on a budget or preferring a smaller sized instrument, it's worth a look. This is a similar sized instrument to the Jupiter 780, which is also a nice horn for the price. The Jupiter is noticeably weightier than the Lidl, and has very good projection and stability. However, there is something about the lightness of the Lidl that adds an electricity to the attack, and the tone is wider with a velvety feel. It reminds me of a big Alexander, but dried on high heat. ETA: built to order in 90 days, often in stock or available sooner. Please call for a quote.
Included: Hard case, no mouthpiece
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