The new model 1151 King Ultimate Marching Tuba, manufactured by Conn-Selmer Inc., addresses the specific needs of a drum corps or marching band.
Developed in cooperation with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, it features a patent-pending “sight window” design that gives players more visibility on the field, allowing them to see left easily and execute complicated drill moves with more confidence.
The three-valve tuba also has an angled ergonomic valve section for added speed and dexterity, a patent-pending fast-action double slip slide for fast tuning, a .734” bore and a 21” bell.
“King Ultimate Marching brass combines innovation with U.S.A.-made quality to give modern-day corps and marching organizations the right tools to deliver the high impact performance on the field that they work so hard to attain,” says Michael Kamphuis, director of marketing for background brass at Conn-Selmer.
A Helleberg mouthpiece and hard-shell case with wheels come included with the tuba, which is available in clear lacquer and bright silver plating.