Model 5490 CC 5/4 “The Grand CC” Tuba
The Model 5490 5/4 CC produces a massive yet clear sound that blends with the orchestra and provides a powerful foundation. Claude Kashnig and Robert Carpenter perform on the Model 5490.
MSRP $15,450 in lacquer finish; inquire for silverplate pricing
Note: mouthpiece and case are additional.
“What a blast it is playing this horn!
“I am finishing up my summer with the National Repertory Orchestra and the horn has played a TON of big rep. I couldn’t be happier with the response in all ranges. We play a lot of different rep here and so I’m called to wear a lot of different hats. I’ve played the horn in full quintet recitals, in bass line pops concerts, and in big orchestras on big pieces (Till, Hary Janos, Tchaikovsky 5 to name a few). In every situation, the horn has been versatile and gotten the job done. But it’s not just me who thinks so.
“I have gotten a ton of great feedback from the sound engineers, the other musicians, and some visiting pro players who have heard and played with the orchestra. They all talk about what a massive sound the horn puts out and how big and round the sound puts out. One of the trumpet players commented on what a big difference it made for the orchestra having a huge foundation. And all this with the horn being so easy to play…really unbelievable.”
— Josh deVries, Masters student at Northwestern University
Bore: .750″ / .782″ 4th / .812″ Rotor
Valves: Four Pistons, One Rotor
Water Keys: Traditional
Finish: Clear Lacquer
- 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 – 39″
Principal, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra