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Besson BE981 Sovereign EEb Tuba

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The design of the Besson BE981 EEb tuba is one of the most famous designs in history of tuba development. Made famous by the legendary John Fletcher who advised on its design, it has for a couple of generations been regarded as possessing the ultimate rich tone in bands and also professional symphony orchestras.

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The design of the Besson BE981 EEb tuba is one of the most famous designs in history of tuba development. Made famous by the legendary John Fletcher who advised on its design, it has for a couple of generations been regarded as possessing the ultimate rich tone in bands and also professional symphony orchestras.

Constructed with a larger bore mouthpipe, the tuba produces a wider symphonic tone. Considered a "concert" model, the BE981 tuba is designed for playing in the seated position. A lower position mouthpipe offers comfort to the symphonic player whether they be playing in a concert band or symphony orchestra

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.

Specification

  • Model: BE981-1-0, BE981-2-0
  • Key: EEb
  • Bell Size: Yellow Brass 483mm (19")
  • Valves: Lever 4
  • Bore: Large 17.3mm (.681")
  • Water Key: Lever 4
  • Body: Yellow Brass
  • Finish: Lacquer (BE981-1-0), Silver Plate (BE981-2-0)
  • Lyre Box: No
  • Mouthpiece: Alliance Mouthpiece
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