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Besson Sovereign BE980-1 EEb Tuba - Lacquered

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7,034.13 ex V.A.T.
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Besson Sovereign BE980-1 EEb Tuba - Lacquered
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The Besson BE980 EEb Tuba It has the same layout as the BE981 and BE982 Tuba but with a 17 bell very popular with Tuba Soloist and performers of Chamber Music.
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
Manufacturer or Publisher:Besson
Item Number:BE980-1-0
Finish or Colour:Lacquered
Key or Pitch:EEb
Shipping Class:Large Parcel
 Large Parcel
Mainland UK29.95
Scottish Highlands and Isles34.95
N. Ireland, Isle of Man & Isles of Scilly34.95
Channel Islands59.95
Rep. Of Ireland95.00
Belgium, Nederlands & Luxembourg95.00
France, Germany & Denmark95.00
Italy, Spain, Portugal & Greece95.00
Rest of Europe129.00
USA & Canada295.00
Far East & Australasia395.00
Rest of the World395.00
Besson Sovereign BE980-1 EEb Tuba - Lacquered
Take it away - 0% Finance Scheme