Tuba re-tuning

This particular model of tuba was known for playing flat. Rumor has it the tuba tester at the factory was a cornet player and used an impractically small mouthpiece to test, so the instrument played flat when tuba players used real tuba mouthpieces on it. We removed a precise amount of tubing from one of the pipes and refit the joins back to the body of the tuba. Our customer was very pleased with the instrument repair and thanked us for “fixing 40 years of tuning problems” with the tuba.