The 641 professional BBb tuba features a rotary valve configuration for a traditional Teutonic sound with the kind of precise intonation and easy playability only made possible by modern engineering expertise. It is characterized by a warm dark sound with an abundance of tonal colours.
Yamaha YBB641 Tuba
Outstanding Pro Performance!
The 641 offers the player a sound that is reminiscent of the best European tuba makers.
The Yamaha YBB641 Series 4 Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba is a fine instrument built in the German tradition and modeled after the early Meinl Weston models. This tuba features a .812" bore with 4 rotary valves designed for superior sound and excellent valve action. This tuba is well suited for any type of playing. The Yamaha YBB641 Series 4 Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba includes a case and mouthpiece and is available in lacquer (YBB-641) finish.
The Yamaha YBB-641 has a traditional German sound with a tubing wrap reminiscent of the early Meinl Weston instruments, the long leadpipe and bell of a Miraphones and the resonance of a Cerveny. This horn is a well blended combination that has a voice all its own. All Yamaha wind instruments carry a limited 5-Year warranty.
Hand-Lapped Rotary Valves
Hand-lapped valves involves a time-consuming finishing process which results in superior valve fit for noiseless, responsive action and easy tone changes.
Hand-lapped slides achieves the perfect balance between air tightness and smooth action.
Nickel-Silver Spatula Keys
Carefully positioned nickel-silver spatula keys are strong and are capable of comfortable fast fingering.
Ball Joints for Rotary Valve Levers
The Yamaha-developed ball joints for the rotary valve levers are durable, yet achieve silent operation and light action.
The long leadpipe contributes to a beautiful, dark, smooth tone which blends well with other instruments.
Tuning Slide Position
The careful positioning of the tuning slide makes it easier to adjust the slides while playing.
- Key: BBb
- Size: 4/4
- Bore: .812-inch
- Bell: 16-1/2-inch
- Bell Position: Upright
- Number of Valves: 4
- Valve Position: Front
- Valve Type: Rotary
- Valve Material: Brass
- Features: Gold Brass Leadpipe; Yellow Brass Body and Bell
- Case: Plastic Shell Case with Wheels
- Mouthpiece: Yamaha 67
- Finish: Lacquer