5433 BBb 5/4 The Grand BBb Tuba 2017-05-24T02:37:34+00:00

Model 5433 BBb 5/4 The Grand BBb Tuba

The Kanstul Model 5433 certainly lives up to its name “Grand.” Using Kanstul’s proprietory “York” live metal formula, the depth of resonance and nuances in the variation of color it can achieve can only be described as “incredible”. Used exclusively by John Van Houten in the recording studios of Hollywood, its sound can be heard on such dynamic movies as Rouge One: A Star Wars Story, Star Trek Beyond and Into the Darkness, Jurassic World, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Men in Black 3, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Inside Out and many upcoming sequels. It is setting new standards for “quality low notes in every octave” in the movie capital of the world—Hollywood.

MSRP $15,450 in lacquer finish; inquire for silverplate pricing

Note: mouthpiece and case are additional.

Key: BBb
Bore: .750″ / .782″ 4th / .812″ Rotor
Bell: 19″
Valves: Four Pistons, One Rotor
Water Keys: Traditional
Finish: Clear Lacquer
Weight: 28.00

  • Special Alloy Bell
  • Hand Lapped Monel Pistons
  • Bottom Sprung
  • Removable Valve Section
  • Front Action
  • Full Bore 5th Rotary Valve
  • Fully Adjustable Thumb Ring and Rotor Paddle
  • Does Not Include Case Or Mouthpiece
  • Height – 40″

Kanstul Factory Warranty

Robert Carpenter

“The Kanstul 5433 5/4 BBb-tuba is a large bore powerhouse that is perfect for brass bands, concert bands, and orchestras.  Possessing flexibility, power, and clarity throughout all registers, the 5433 blends with the other instruments and balances the ensemble with ease. The 5433 has provided stellar “bottom end” to the Brass Band of Central Florida for several seasons.”


Robert Carpenter, Principal Tuba, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra