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Meinl Weston Warren Deck 2155 5V Piston CC Tuba, Used


Item Details

This is a large piston valve CC tuba made by Meinl Weston in Germany.  A smaller version of the Warren Deck model 2165, this 2155 has the same features but in a 5/4 body. This allows the player more flexibility in what the horn can do and the ensembles where it will fit the best.


  • Bell: 17.5"
  • Bore: .748" - .787" (valves 1-4) 5th valve is .807"
  • Key: CC
  • Size: 5/4
  • Valves: 5 valves; 4 front action piston valves and thumb activated 5th rotary valve

Includes Meinl Weston aluminum road case in red with many stickers, and Altieri gig bag.  This 2155 was made pre-1999 evidenced by the short third slide crook and the fixed thumb ring.

I tried to show all of its beauty and defects in the photos.  There's a small but noticeable dent in the bottom bow, but it's not worth repairing.  Some very minor dents elsewhere, a few small solder repairs here and there, some lacquer wear.  90% lacquer?  All the slides and valves move freely.  The fifth slide has an adjustable stop so to it can be quickly pulled as needed.  The tuba includes a set of the Alan Baer piston alignment kit O-rings.

The bottom bow dent is likely from the Altieri gig bag.  It has only a little padding in the bottom of the bag.  The wheeled road case is weighty, but less bulky than most plastic cases, and certainly tougher.  A new MW road case costs about $1800, so this is a nice bonus to have if you've got tuba travel in your future.  Maybe treat yourself to a new gig bag if you're out and about the town a lot.

This instrument is on consignment here.  If you'd like to make an offer, please send me an email.

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