Miraphone - Model 496B Hagen 5-Valve BBb Tuba (Lacquered)

Other finishes/customisations available. Drop us a message at the chat button below or at info@musicelements.com.sg if you'd like to find out more!

The Hagen Bb tuba series by Miraphone consists, as the name suggests, of Germanic style models in all aspects. The goal set by our designers was to attain a typical German Bb tuba sound, regardless of the actual size of the instrument.

The Hagen 496 shines with balanced intonation and excellent response in all registers and boasts flexibility and unique playability. The completely newly conceived body credits the Hagen 496 Bb tuba with an outstanding sound and makes it a multipurpose choice for symphony orchestra, wind band, as well as various larger ensembles.


- Size: 5/4
- Rotary valves

Options/Customisations available:

- Five (Instrument weight: 11kg)
- Four (Instrument weight: 10.4kg)

Body material
- Gold brass with combined gold brass and nickel silver valve section
- Yellow brass with nickel silver valve section

- Silver plated
- Lacquered

- With
- Without


Key Bb
Intonation 443 Hz
Bell diameter 450 mm (17.717 inch)
Valve system Rotary
Valve section bore 21.2 mm (0.835 inch)
Mouthpiece TU43
Height 1035 mm (40.748 inch)
Weight 4 valves: 10.40 kg (22.93 lb)
5 valves: 11.0 kg (24.25 lb)
Others Lyre holder and strap ring

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