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Alexander BBb Tuba, 164 Kaiser, 5V Rotary, Lacquer


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This is a large 6/4 rotary tuba that is custom built to order by Gebr. Alexander in Mainz, Germany. It is available pitched in BBb or CC, with four or five valves. Shown in the photos is a BBb model with five valves, with the fifth rotor tuned to two whole steps.

This is a large 21.5mm (.846") bore, so it takes some big air to play, but the instrument is very light. It's all made of sheet brass, and the bows are the traditional two-piece construction. Many tubes are hand bent and artfully sculpted for a beautiful open-wrap look. The optional fifth rotor can be tuned to a 1/2 step, whole step, or two whole steps. The fifth trigger can be ordered for left or right hand action. The body can be built of gold brass at a 15% extra charge. 450mm (17.75") bell, 1060mm (41.75") length.

Alexander offers a Winter hard case at about $800 (price may vary), or we can arrange a custom Glenn Cronkhite soft case made to fit.  ETA: built to order in over 6 months

Includes Josef Klier mouthpiece, however case is sold separately.

Price is for 5 valve models, can be subject to change with currency fluctuations, please call for a current quote

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