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Wessex previously sold a 4-rotary valve BBb tuba, Luzern which was very successful with good feedback from customers. However for modern music and playing the BBb bass part in brass bands, then 5-valves are really required to cover the full chromatic range down to the fundamental.
We have therefore redesigned the tuba with a 5th rotary valve tuned to a flat tone, as is standard on modern tubas – and operated by thumb of right hand. At the same time some other redesigning took place to make it play even better still exclusive to Wessex.
This is now a tuba that can be used to play any contrabass tuba, or BBb bass music – and provide a superb broad tone under band or orchestra.
We believe this the best value, full size BBb tuba available and is sure to satisfy player of any standard from local community band, to leading professional.
Bell: 450mm (18″)
5 rotary valves, 5th valve tuned to flat tone
Bore: 19.5 mm (0.77″)
Height: 904mm (35.6″)
Engraved valve caps
Nickel inner and outer slide
Gold brass bell and leadpipe
Valve adjustment screw for silent operation
Lightweight case with large wheels and strong straps – lined with plush red lining
Weight: 10.6 kg