Quick OverviewTuba F Yamaha YFB822
The 822 is acknowledged by many as the world's finest F tuba. It features a big warm powerful sound, and an even playability. The low range plays and sounds like that of big C tuba, yet the high range offers easy control with assured attacks. The 822 is favored by both soloists and orchestral players alike.
Monel pistons are resistant to corrosion and are an ideal choice for professional baritone pistons which must retain precise fit and smooth action over many years.
Hand-lapping is a time-consuming finishing process which results in superior valve fit for noiseless, responsive action and easy tone changes.
Hand-lapping achieves the perfect balance between airtightness and smooth action.
The rich sound of the YFB-822 is sure to come through the ensemble.
Response and intonation
The most complex passages are easier to facilitate with the faultless response and intonation found in the YFB-822.
The nickel-silver leadpipe helps players obtain an exquisite tone while the leadpipe's dimensions and taper offer superior intonation and response.
The large bell size on the YFB-822 creates a warm sound with impressive power.
All five valve slides face upward for easy access and adjustment.
Level: Custom Tuba
Key of: F
Bell Diameter: 17 1/2" upright bell
Leadpipe Material: Gold Brass
Body/ Bell Material: Yellow Brass
Finish: Clear Epoxy Lacquer
Pistons/ Valves: (4) Monel, front action; (1) Rotary valve (thumb)