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Besson BE-9822 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

Generally regarded as the Brass band favourite.

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