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Besson BE980 Sovereign EEb Tuba

Code: 101321,101322

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.

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Price £5,825.66 exc. VAT

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Suitable for

The Besson BE980 EEb tuba is widely viewed as the top professional EEb tuba. 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.

Unique benefits

  • 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

Supplied with

This instrument is supplied with a shaped ABS case with wheels and two handles, an Alliance mouthpiece, a micro-fibre cloth and valve oil.


  • Model: BE980-1-0, BE980-2-0
  • Key: EEb
  • Bell Size: Yellow Brass 431mm (17")
  • Valves: Piston 4
  • Bore: Large 17.3mm (.681")
  • Water Key: Lever 4
  • Body: Yellow Brass
  • Finish: Lacquer (BE980-1-0), Silver Plate (BE980-2-0)
  • Lyre Box: Yes
  • Mouthpiece: Alliance Mouthpiece
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