Cerveny CBB 681 Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba

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A tuba for the advancing student.

Amati is a Czech company that has been in the instrument manufacturing business for 180 years. It is know especially for the quality of their brass instruments and for low prices that especially meet the needs of student musicians and budget-restricted music departments.

The CBB681 is a full-size, step-up instrument for the advancing student. It features a larger .787" bore, 4 rotary valves, and a silverplated mouthpipe. B/Bb with 15.75" bell, lacquer finish. Includes nickel silver mouthpipe and silver-plated mouthpiece.

Features
  • Key: BBb
  • Size: 4/4
  • Bore: .787-inch
  • Bell: 15.75-inch
  • Bell Material: Yellow Brass
  • Bell Position: Upright
  • Number of Valves: 4
  • Valve Position: Front
  • Valve Type: Rotary
  • Valve Material: Brass
  • Features: Nickel Silver Leadpipe; Rotary Valve Design
  • Case: NO
  • Mouthpiece: Yes

A fine quality horn that's very competitively priced. Order today.

 
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CervenyCBB 681 Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

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(84 of 141 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not a bad all-around horn

By Todd Rosamond

from Southaven, MS

Comments about Cerveny CBB 681 Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba:

For the money, this really isn't a bad horn. It responds reasonably well in the low and high registers while maintaining fairly consistent intonation. However, once you begin to get into notes beginning with high F & beyond above the staff, intonation begins to suffer somewhat; for that kind of playing, you really need to move on to a CC or F tuba.Also, the metal is so thin that it very easily dents; not a horn for beginners, that's for sure.

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(35 of 54 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent horn for almost any situation.

By CJ-JIPXS

from Hawaii

Comments about Cerveny CBB 681 Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba:

I've been doubling on tuba for a while now, and I find this particular tuba to be my favorite of the dozens I've tried. To name a few of the brands, I've tried Miraphones, Yamaha, Bachs, and a Besson, and none have the feel of the Cerveny. This model, in my opinion, is the best for general use in a High School band. The tone is excellent, and requires little slide jockeying once you've got it set. Another great thing is the fact that it is fairly light, given its great size. Even though it is light, it plays like a classic German tuba: Big and Dark. A friend of mine told me that my playing this tuba was like it was a part of me. He also said that it sang on the high notes like it was a euphonium, and held the pedal notes like a real tuba should. Overall, this tuba is excellent if you know what you're doing, but if not, I suggest you practice on a smaller horn, so you can play this like it was meant to be played: rich, full, and dark.

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(68 of 111 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice sound

By Dave Marks

from Ohio

Comments about Cerveny CBB 681 Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba:

I bought my 861-4 in 1994 and I am still very happy with it. This is a very good instrument, I have played the Mirafone 186 and they are close in playing. My only complaint would be that the finish wore off faster than I would have liked in spots.

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(56 of 98 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Decent Horn

Comments about Cerveny CBB 681 Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba:

I got a 681 when I was in 8th grade back in 2000. Now I am a senior in high school and have had two college auditions, and two colleges really want me to go to their school. I play this horn with a fairly deep Dillon G5 mouthpiece and it sounds and plays great. It can provide any kind of tone you can make, and it'll play as high or low as you want it to. The only problem I have ever had with it is the thin brass denting, so don't give it to the type of kid that destroys everything he/she has. You really can't outgrow this horn either, and if you do, than its time shell out some serious money to get a professional CC tuba.

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Horn

By Tuba

from Arizona, USA

Comments about Cerveny CBB 681 Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba:

Great Horn, just watch out for dents because of the thin metal used to make it. Treat it with some respect.

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(7 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

All around good playing

By Ryan Richter

from Poway, CA USA

Comments about Cerveny CBB 681 Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba:

I played this tuba for all of last year in a middle school band and found that it probably isn't a good idea for younger students as I dented mine several times when I treated it with extreme care. This tuba helped my tone improve extremely over the year as compared with other tubas I have played in the past and having played several miraphones, Cervenys are much more worth the price.

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(135 of 192 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It's not a bad little tuba

By A Band Geek

from Michigan

Comments about Cerveny CBB 681 Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba:

If you are looking for the classic German rotary sound this is one of the least expensive ways to get it. All of the Cerveny 681 tubas that I have played on have all been pretty consistent. They are made out of fairly thin brass so I wouldn't give one to a student that would neglect his/her tuba. I think that in the hands of an average High school level player it would be a fine horn. The intonation is good, it doesn't have any really funky sounding registers. If you can afford it I would buy the Cerveny 686 model, just for the larger bell. It seems to have a little warmer sound, with less edge.

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(130 of 202 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Horn for this price

By eric-N58gd

from memphis.tn

Comments about Cerveny CBB 681 Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba:

For the price you really cant beat this horn. Good sound - fairly even intonation throughout. Its was a great! horn for me to get back into playing after years off. I would point out that the metal on this horn is thin and dings and dents very easily. It also collects "water" in odd places that are not always easy to clear.

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(63 of 103 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A fine horn at a great price.

By Beej

from Center, PA

Comments about Cerveny CBB 681 Series 4-Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba:

This horn is a great bargain. Cerveny has always been famous for their great tubas, and I think they have outdone themselves in offering such a fine instrument at an affordable price. This horn has a nice deep European tone and lightning fast rotary valves with an adjustable thumb ring to make the horn more comfortable to play. Very even intonation in all registers and at all volume levels. And the workmanship matches what tubists have come to expect from the more expensive Cerveny horns. Don't pass this horn by!

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