Yamaha Tuba Models and Specifications

Tubas

Model Number
Range / Series
Key
Year Introduced
Year Discontinued
Size
Valves (Number / Type)
Bore Size
Bell Size
Bell Material
Finish
Remarks
YBB-100S
Standard
null
1987
1993
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
YBB-102
Standard
BBb
Unknown
Discontinued
null
3x / Nickel Plate / Top Action / Piston
16.2mm (0.638")
350mm (13 3/4")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
null
YBB-103
Standard
null
(1973) 1976
1987
null
null
null
null
null
null
Japanese release 1973
YBB-103(II) (#20001 - )
Standard
null
1987
1993
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
YBB-103S
Standard
null
(1973) 1976
1987
null
null
null
null
null
null
Japanese release 1973
YBB-103S(II) (#20001 - )
Standard
null
1987
1993
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
YBB-104
Standard
null
Unknown
Discontinued
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
YBB-104(M)
Standard
null
Unknown
Discontinued
null
null
null
null
null
null
Convertible Leadpipe
YBB-105
Standard
null
1993
Current
3-Apr
3x / Nickel Plate / Top Action / Piston
16.80mm (0.661")
366mm (14 3/8")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
null
YBB-105M
Standard
null
Unknown
Discontinued
3-Apr
3x / Nickel Plate / Top Action / Piston
16.80mm (0.661")
366mm (14 3/8")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
Convertible leadpipe for marching, 6.2kg (13.7lb)
YBB-105MS
Standard
null
Unknown
Discontinued
3-Apr
3x / Nickel Plate / Top Action / Piston
16.80mm (0.661")
366mm (14 3/8")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
Convertible leadpipe for marching, 6.2kg (13.7lb)
YBB-105MSWC
Standard
null
Unknown
Current
3-Apr
3x / Nickel Plate / Top Action / Piston
16.80mm (0.661")
366mm (14 3/8")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
null
YBB-105MWC
Standard
null
Unknown
Current
3-Apr
3x / Nickel Plate / Top Action / Piston
16.80mm (0.661")
366mm (14 3/8")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
null
YBB-105S
Standard
null
1993
Current
3-Apr
3x / Nickel Plate / Top Action / Piston
16.80mm (0.661")
366mm (14 3/8")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
null
YBB-110S
Standard
null
1994
Current
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
YBB-201
Standard
BBb
(1968) 1970
1987
4-Apr
3x / Nickel Plate / Top Action / Piston
18.5mm (0.728")
443mm (17 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
null
YBB-201(II)
Standard
BBb
1987
Current
4-Apr
3x / Top Action / Piston
18.5mm (0.728")
443mm (17 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
Only Japan uses "II" denotation. ??? Without Case (YBB-201); With Case (YBB-201WC)
YBB-201M
Standard
BBb
Unknown
Discontinued
4-Apr
3x / Front Action / Piston
18.5mm (0.728")
443mm (17 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
null
YBB-201MS
Standard
BBb
Unknown
Discontinued
4-Apr
3x / Front Action / Piston
18.5mm (0.728")
443mm (17 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
null
YBB-201MSWC
Standard
BBb
Unknown
Current
4-Apr
3x / Front Action / Piston
18.5mm (0.728")
443mm (17 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
null
YBB-201MWC
Standard
BBb
Unknown
Current
4-Apr
3x / Front Action / Piston
18.5mm (0.728")
443mm (17 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
null
YBB-201S
Standard
BBb
(1968) 1970
1987
4-Apr
3x / Nickel Plate / Top Action / Piston
18.5mm (0.728")
443mm (17 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
null
YBB-201S(II)
Standard
BBb
1987
Current
4-Apr
3x / Top Action / Piston
18.5mm (0.728")
443mm (17 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
Only Japan uses "II" denotation. ??? Without Case (YBB-201); With Case (YBB-201WC)
YBB-202M
Standard
BBb
2002
Discontinued
4-Apr
3x / Vertical Action / Piston
18.5mm (0.728")
500mm (19 11/16")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
null
YBB-202MS
Standard
BBb
2002
Discontinued
4-Apr
3x / Vertical Action / Piston
18.5mm (0.728")
500mm (19 11/16")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
null
YBB-202MSWC
Standard
BBb
Unknown
Current
4-Apr
3x / Vertical Action / Piston
18.5mm (0.728")
533.4mm (21")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
null
YBB-202MWC
Standard
BBb
Unknown
Current
4-Apr
3x / Vertical Action / Piston
18.5mm (0.728")
533.4mm (21")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
null
YBB-321
Intermediate
BBb
(1967) 1970
1987
4-Apr
4x / Top Action / Piston
18.5mm (0.728")
443mm (17 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
Japanese release 1967, shown at NAMM
YBB-321(II) (#20001 - )
Intermediate
BBb
1987
Current
4-Apr
4x / Top Action / Piston
Dual Bore 18.5mm (0.728") -19.5mm (0.768")
443mm (17 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
Only Japan uses "II" denotation. ???
YBB-321S
Intermediate
BBb
1970
1987
4-Apr
4x / Top Action / Piston
18.5mm (0.728")
443mm (17 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
Released after 1974?
YBB-321S(II) (#20001 - )
Intermediate
BBb
1987
Current
4-Apr
4x / Top Action / Piston
Dual Bore 18.5mm (0.728") -19.5mm (0.768")
443mm (17 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
Only Japan uses "II" denotation. ???
YBB-621
Professional
BBb
(1985) 1984
Current
3-Apr
4x / Front Action / Monel / Piston
Dual Bore 17.5mm (0.689") -18.5mm (0.728")
366mm (14 3/8")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
null
YBB-621S
Professional
BBb
(1985) 1984
Current
3-Apr
4x / Front Action / Monel / Piston
Dual Bore 17.5mm (0.689") -18.5mm (0.728")
366mm (14 3/8")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
Discontinued in US @ 2013.02
YBB-631
Professional
Bb/F (comp.)
(1987) 1989
2010.12
4-Apr
4x / 3x Top Action + 1x Side Action / Piston
19.5mm (0.768") main (17.5mm (0.689") compensating)
443mm (17 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
Replaced by YBB-632 Neo range, still available in US @ 2013.02
YBB-631S
Professional
Bb/F (comp.)
(1987) 1989
2010.12
4-Apr
4x / 3x Top Action + 1x Side Action / Piston
19.5mm (0.768") main (17.5mm (0.689") compensating)
443mm (17 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
Replaced by YBB-632 Neo range, still available in US @ 2013.02
YBB-632
Professional - Neo
Bb/F (comp.)
2010.12
Current
4-Apr
4x / 3x Top Action + 1x Side Action / Piston
20.0mm (0.787") main (18.5mm (0.728") compensating)
500mm (19 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
"Neo" in all markets. Not available in US @ 2013.02
YBB-632S
Professional - Neo
Bb/F (comp.)
2010.12
Current
4-Apr
4x / 3x Top Action + 1x Side Action / Piston
20.0mm (0.787") main (18.5mm (0.728") compensating)
500mm (19 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
"Neo" in all markets. Not available in US @ 2013.02
YBB-641
Professional
BBb
1976
1987
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
YBB-641(II) (#15000 - )
Professional
BBb
1987
Current
4-Apr
4x / Rotary Valves / Front Action
20.6mm (0.812")
419mm (16 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
Only Japan recognise the "II" development, just YBB-641 in other markets???
YBB-641S(II)
Professional
BBb
2005
Current
4-Apr
4x / Rotary Valves / Front Action
20.6mm (0.812")
419mm (16 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
Only Japan recognise the "II" development, just YBB-641 in other markets???
YBB-645G
Professional
BBb
Unknown
Current
4-Apr
4x / Rotary Valves / Front Action
20.7mm (0.815")
419mm (16 1/2")
Gold Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
Only available in Japan @ 2013.02, Developed from the YBB-641II
YBB-841
Custom
BBb
Unknown
Current
4-Apr
4x / Rotary Valves / Front Action
20.7mm (0.815")
450mm (17 3/4")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
Discontinued in US @ 2013.02
YBB-841G
Custom
BBb
Unknown
Current
4-Apr
4x / Rotary Valves / Front Action
20.7mm (0.815")
450mm (17 3/4")
Gold Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
Discontinued in US @ 2013.02
YCB-621
Professional
C
(1984) 1983
Current
3-Apr
4x / Piston Valves / Front Action
Dual Bore 17.5mm (0.689") -18.5mm (0.728")
367mm (14 3/8")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
null
YCB-621S
Professional
C
(1984) 1983
Current
3-Apr
4x / Piston Valves / Front Action
Dual Bore 17.5mm (0.689") -18.5mm (0.728")
367mm (14 3/8")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
null
YCB-661
Professional
C
1984
1993
3-Apr
5x / Rotary Valves / Front Action
20.6mm (0.812")
419mm (16 1/2")
unknown
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
Left hand 5th valve lever
YCB-822
Custom
C
1991
Current
4-Apr
5x / 4x Monel Front Action Piston 1x Rotary Valve (Thumb)
19.5mm (0.768")
500mm (19 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
null
YCB-822S
Custom
C
1991
Current
4-Apr
5x / 4x Monel Front Action Piston 1x Rotary Valve (Thumb)
19.5mm (0.768")
500mm (19 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
Discontinued in US @ 2013.02
YCB-826S
Custom
C
2006
Current
6-Apr
5x / 4x Monel Front Action Piston 1x Rotary Valve (Thumb)
null
null
null
null
"YamaYork"
YCB-861
Custom
C
1992
Current
4-Apr
5x / Rotary Valves / Front Action
20.7mm (0.815")
450mm (17-3/4")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
Discontinued in US @ 2013.02
YEB-201
Standard
Eb
1984
Current
4-Apr
3x / Top Action / Piston
17.5mm (0.689")
386mm (15-1/4")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
Discontinued in US @ 2013.02
YEB-201M
Standard
Eb
Unknown
Current
4-Apr
3x / Top Action (Front Action) / Piston
17.5mm (0.689")
386mm (15-1/4")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
Discontinued in US @ 2013.02, Convertible Marching Tuba
YEB-201MS
Standard
Eb
Unknown
Current
4-Apr
3x / Top Action (Front Action) / Piston
17.5mm (0.689")
386mm (15-1/4")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
Convertible Marching Tuba
YEB-201S
Standard
Eb
1984
Current
4-Apr
3x / Top Action / Piston
17.5mm (0.689")
386mm (15-1/4")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
null
YEB-321
Intermediate
Eb
1975
Current
4-Apr
4x / Top Action / Piston
Dual Bore 17.5mm (0.689") -18.5mm (0.728")
386mm (15-1/4")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
Discontinued in US @ 2013.02
YEB-321S
Intermediate
Eb
1975
Current
4-Apr
4x / Top Action / Piston
Dual Bore 17.5mm (0.689") -18.5mm (0.728")
386mm (15-1/4")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
null
YEB-381
Intermediate
Eb
1984
1994
4-Apr
5x / 4x Top Action Piston 1x Rotary Valve (Thumb)
unknown
unknown
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
null
YEB-381S
Intermediate
Eb
1984
1994
4-Apr
5x / 4x Top Action Piston 1x Rotary Valve (Thumb)
unknown
unknown
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
null
YEB-631
Professional
Eb (comp.)
1987
1998
4-Apr
4x / 3x Top Action + 1x Side Action / Piston
Dual Bore 17.5mm (0.689") -18.5mm (0.728")
446mm (17 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
null
YEB-631S
Professional
Eb (comp.)
1987
1998
4-Apr
4x / 3x Top Action + 1x Side Action / Piston
Dual Bore 17.5mm (0.689") -18.5mm (0.728")
446mm (17 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
null
YEB-632
Professional
Eb (comp.)
1998
Current
4-Apr
4x / 3x Top Action + 1x Side Action / Piston
Dual Bore 17.5mm (0.689") -18.5mm (0.728")
480mm (19")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
null
YEB-632
Professional - Neo
Eb (comp.)
2013.04
Current
4-Apr
4x / 3x Top Action + 1x Side Action / Piston
Dual Bore 17.5mm (0.689") -18.5mm (0.728")
480mm (19")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
Heavier gauge Bell metal and Bottom Bow, Repositioned Shoulder Strap Ring, New Case design
YEB-632(S)
Professional - Neo
Eb (comp.)
2013.04
Current
4-Apr
4x / 3x Top Action + 1x Side Action / Piston
Dual Bore 17.5mm (0.689") -18.5mm (0.728")
480mm (19")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
Heavier gauge Bell metal and Bottom Bow, Repositioned Shoulder Strap Ring, New Case design
YEB-632(S)(UK)
Professional - Maestro
Eb (comp.)
1999
Discontinued
4-Apr
4x / 3x Top Action + 1x Side Action / Piston
Dual Bore 17.5mm (0.689") -18.5mm (0.728")
480mm (19")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
Same as YEB632/S except with "Maestro" engraving. Appears to be discontinued
YEB-632(UK)
Professional - Maestro
Eb (comp.)
1999
Discontinued
4-Apr
4x / 3x Top Action + 1x Side Action / Piston
Dual Bore 17.5mm (0.689") -18.5mm (0.728")
480mm (19")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
Same as YEB632/S except with "Maestro" engraving. Appears to be discontinued
YEB-632S
Professional
Eb (comp.)
1998
Current
4-Apr
4x / 3x Top Action + 1x Side Action / Piston
Dual Bore 17.5mm (0.689") -18.5mm (0.728")
480mm (19")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
null
YFB-621
Professional
F
1987
Current
3-Apr
5x / 4x Monel Front Action Piston 1x Rotary Valve (Thumb)
Dual Bore 17.5mm (0.689") -18.5mm (0.728")
366mm (14 3/8")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
null
YFB-621S
Professional
F
1987
Current
3-Apr
5x / 4x Monel Front Action Piston 1x Rotary Valve (Thumb)
Dual Bore 17.5mm (0.689") -18.5mm (0.728")
366mm (14 3/8")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
Appears to be discontinued in the US @ 2013.02
YFB-622BL
Custom
F
0
Special Order
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
YFB-821
Custom
F
0
Current
3-Apr
5x / 4x Monel Front Action Piston 1x Rotary Valve (Thumb)
17.5mm (0.689")
419mm (16 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
Roger Bobo model
YFB-821S
Custom
F
0
Current
3-Apr
5x / 4x Monel Front Action Piston 1x Rotary Valve (Thumb)
17.5mm (0.689")
419mm (16 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
Roger Bobo model
YFB-822
Custom
F
(1991) 1994
Current
4-Apr
5x / 4x Monel Front Action Piston 1x Rotary Valve (Thumb)
19.5mm (0.768")
446mm (17 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
null
YFB-822S
Custom
F
(1991) 1994
Current
4-Apr
5x / 4x Monel Front Action Piston 1x Rotary Valve (Thumb)
19.5mm (0.768")
446mm (17 1/2")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
null
YSH-301
Standard
BBb Sousaphone
1970
Current
4-Apr
3x / Nickel Plated / Front Action
18.5mm (0.728")
664mm (26 1/8")
ABS Resin
White
With soft case (YSH-301B); With case (YSH-301WC)
YSH-411
Intermediate
BBb Sousaphone
1990
Current
4-Apr
3x / Nickel Plated / Front Action
18.5mm (0.728")
660mm (26")
Yellow Brass
Clear Epoxy Lacquer
With case (YSH-411WC)
YSH-411S
Intermediate
BBb Sousaphone
1990
Current
4-Apr
3x / Nickel Plated / Front Action
18.5mm (0.728")
660mm (26")
Yellow Brass
Silver Plate
With case (YSH-411SWC)