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Besson BE-9802 EEb Sovereign Tuba

by Besson
Original price £8,500.00 - Original price £8,500.00
Original price
£8,500.00 - £8,500.00
Current price £8,500.00

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 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

    • 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
    • Finish: Bright Silver Plate
    • Moulded case, plush lined interior, with wheels
    • Supplied outfit, in case with Alliance mouthpiece in leather case and accessories