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Besson BE980 EEb Sovereign Tuba £6,708.42
Besson BE980 EEb Sovereign Tuba
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The Besson BE980 EEb tuba is widely viewed as the top professional EEb tuba. It has the same layout as the BE981/BE982 tuba but with a 17" bell. The playing characteristics are more in line with the front valved BE983 tuba. The sound is rich and full toned with a centred, focused tone, excellent intonation and easy response.

This tuba is a very good choice for the soloist who prefers the brass band style valve layout.

It is also the choice of many of the leading charismatic performers in the brass band world who provide the foundation for the organ-like tone of the top bands in the world today. The heritage of the Besson tuba sound is proudly maintained with this extraordinary instrument.

Instrument specifications

Key: EEb
Bore: .681" (17.3mm)
Bell diameter: 17" (431mm)
Weight: 9.3kg (20lb 8oz)
Valves: 4 bottom sprung stainless steel
2nd valve finger ring
Compensating system
Water keys: 4
Original John Fletcher mouthpipe
Finishes: lacquer and bright silverplate
Moulded case, plush lined interior, with wheels
Supplied outfit, in case with Alliance mouthpiece in leather case and accessories

 

Instrument characteristics

  • Constructed from high quality brass : Excellent response and quality of sound
  • Water keys with synthetic rubber seals : For a perfect seal
  • Stainless steel pistons : Smooth action and non-corrosive
  • Bottom sprung valves : Fast valve action
  • Delrin valve guides : For quieter valve action
  • Phosphor bronze valve springs : Non-corrosive
  • Nickel silver inner slides : Non-corrosive
  • Compensating system : Improves intonation of lower register
  • Computerized bell spinning : For tonal consistency
  • Bell rim rolled and soldered over brass wire : Adds strength and protection to bell
  • Spring damper set : For quieter valve action
  • High quality fitted case with wheels : Protection and ease of handling

 

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- For International sales, please email for shipping costs. -
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 23 November, 2008.
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