Bass vs Contrabass

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Posted by Payne on January 30, 2001 at 12:36:38:

What exactly is the difference between a bass tuba and a contrabass tuba? Is contrabass reserved for the lower-pitched instruments (BBb and CC)?

Similary, why are two B's and two C's used for these tubas (BBb and CC), whereas one E and one F are used for these tubas (Eb and F)?


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