Tubas are available in many types and as a buyer you should understand this fact. Every piece has its own properties as far as toning is concerned. It is for this reason that as a buyer you could find this a bit confusing. It is very necessary to identify the right piece first. The contrabass tuba, BB flat tuba, CC tuba, bass tuba and F tuba are the different variations which you could consider while purchasing this musical instrument. If you are a first time buyer you will not understand what each of these varieties mean. It is for this reason that you need to take along with you an experienced person who understands this instrument well while purchasing it. Tubas are also available in different variations like the sousaphone, bell front tubas for recording purposes and the contrabasses for marching purposes as well. Each of them serve their own purposes and must be purchased accordingly.