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BBb 6/4 Tuba with 5-valves 'Prokofiev' - TB693 HP

An original 6/4 BBb designed by Chuck Nickles

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The BBb 6/4 Tuba with 5-valves ‘Prokofiev’ - TB693 HP is an original 6/4 BBb 5 valve tuba designed by Chuck Nickles and entirely handcrafted using sheet metal for a highly responsive and totally flexible tuba that is exceptionally lightweight for its huge size. 

The tone of this very special tuba for sale very much resurrects the great American tubas of the past, but with considerably greater intonation and response. 

The sound of this 5 valve tuba for sale has to be heard to be truly believed - maybe the best BBb tuba in the world?

    "I purchased a Prokofiev JUST to play 'Star Wars.' Now, this is my 'go to' tuba for just about everything. If I could buy 3 for my Wind Orchestra, 2 for my Brass band, and 5 for my Community band, I would ... in a heartbeat. If you do almost exclusively big group playing, and want ONE tuba for that, Go get yourself one."
    - Tony Clements, on TubeNet

    NOTE: The correct gig bag for this tuba is the B800

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    Wessex Warranty

    For your peace of mind

    Unlike most leading brands, Wessex Tubas offers a 3-year warranty against manufacturing defects on all our instruments, and in the unlikely event that you are dissatisfied with your purchase, we offer a full refund and return within 2 weeks.

    You can return any item bought from Wessex Tubas within 14 days of receiving it for a full refund, minus shipping costs. However, please contact us before returning your item so we can provide you with return labels and a collection booking with our dedicated courier to ensure the safe return of your item/s. When returning the item, it must be in its original packaging and in ’as received’ condition. Please note that shipping charges apply to refund upon return of your item and any damage will also result in reduced refund.

    The sound has to be heard to be believed - maybe the best BBb tuba in the world?


    • Bore, valves 1-3: 0.75” (19mm)
    • Bore 4th valve: 0.79” (20mm)
    • Bore 5th valve: 0.87” (22mm)
    • Bell: 20” (500mm)
    • Weight: 24lb


    • Entirely handmade with hand hammered bell and larger bows
    • New designed leadpipe by Chuck Nickles (ex-US Army Band, Europe) to improve response
    • Exceedingly lightweight due to the hand-made manufacturing
    • All nickel slides
    • Stainless Steel valves which are vented for smooth legato playing
    • Wyvern Engraved valve buttons
    • Supplied in latched hard case
    • Supplied with Wessex CHUCK custom mouthpiece
    • Every Tuba individually Quality checked before accepted at factory

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