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Besson Sovereign BE980-1 EEb Tuba


The BE980 tuba is the smaller-belled cousin of the famous BE981 and BE982 models used by bands and orchestras worldwide. Perfect for solo repertoire, chamber music and orchestral scenarios when you want a more intimate, focused sound.

Devotees of the Eb tubas have a choice between the Sovereign 980 with a smaller bell model, the 981 with the classic 19-inch bell model with the ‘John Fletcher’ leadpipe, and the 982 with carriage rings and a slightly smaller tapered leadpipe. The glorious and famous tone of these instruments is the sound you can hear in the world’s leading brass and wind bands, who put their trust in these tubas, noted also for their free-blowing quality and projection. The intonation of these instruments allows the organ-likes sounds of the great bands to be built on these foundations. Many orchestral players and brass quintet tubists feel the richness of sound coupled with their dynamic range. This makes these tubas the absolute first choice to do their job.  Please note that this instrument is normally stocked in silver plate, and the lacquer finish may be a special order with a slight delay in supply.

Key: Eb
Ø bore: .681" ( 17,30 mm )
Bell: hand-made in yellow brass
Ø bell: 17" ( 431 mm )
Weight: 20lb 8oz ( 9 300 g )
Valves: 4 compensating valves ( 3+1 )
Waterkeys: 4
Finishes: clear lacquer

RRP: £7918.12

£ 7126.31

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