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Besson BE-982 EEb Sovereign Tuba



Generally regarded as the Brass band favourite
SKU: BE-982 Categories: , , Tag:



This EEb tuba has the same body and valves group as the BE981 but has a slightly smaller leadpipe giving a more ringing sound. Its carrying rings enable this instrument to be played in marching position.


Instrument characteristics


  • Constructed from high quality brass : Excellent response and quality of sound
  • High positioned mouthpipe : Suitable for parade use
  • 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
  • Patented spring damper set : For quieter valve action
  • Computerised bell spinning : For tonal consistency
  • Bell rim rolled and soldered over brass wire : Adds strength and protection to bell
  • High quality fitted case with wheels : Protection and ease of handling



  • Key: EEb
  • Bore: .681″ (17.3mm)
  • Bell diameter: 19″ (483mm)
  • Weight: 9.3kg (20lb 8oz)
  • Valves: 4 bottom sprung stainless steel
  • 2nd valve finger ring
  • Two carriage rings fitted
  • Compensating system
  • Water keys: 4
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Moulded case, plush lined interior, with wheels
  • Supplied outfit, in case with Alliance mouthpiece in leather case and accessories

Additional information

Weight25 kg