CC 6/4 Front-Piston Tuba 'Chicago-York' - TC695 HP

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Regular price £10,140.00 inc. VAT
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The TC695 ‘Chicago York’ CC 6/4 Front Piston Tuba is as near as we can get to a replica of the most famous tuba in the world, the great York 6/4 CC Tuba as played by Gene Pokorny in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 

The orchestral tuba is the sound of the modern symphony orchestral tuba to many people. 

Much copied in the past, but affordable to most tuba players, the new Wessex TC695 ‘Chicago York’ CC Tuba makes this popular tuba available at a more reasonable price for professionals, students and amateurs alike - with no compromises to the quality or tone.

Designed with an innovative new leadpipe for improved response and presented complete with Wyvern engraved valve buttons, the fully handcrafted ‘Chicago-York’ is as beautiful to look at as it is to play and to hear; exceptionally lightweight for its size at just 10.5kg, or 23 lb. 

Available in a range of finishes including brushed silver, the bell on this magnificent CC 6/4 Front-Piston Tuba has been delicately hand-hammered by skilled craftsmen; improving, not only the response, but overall intonation; a unique and popular tuba for sale. 



  • Bore, valves 1-3: 0.75” (19mm)
  • Bore 4th valve: 0.79” (20mm)
  • Bore 5th valve: 0.87” (22mm)
  • Bell: 20” (500mm)
  • Height: 36.5” (93cm)
  • Weight: 23lb (10.5kg)

Special Features


  1. Replica of the famous York tuba as played in the Chicago Symphony
  2. Entirely handmade with hand hammered bell and larger bows
  3. New designed leadpipe by Chuck Nickles (ex-US Army Band, Europe) to improve response
  4. Exceedingly lightweight due to the hand-made manufacturing
  5. All nickel slides
  6. Stainless Steel valves which are vented for smooth legato playing
  7. Wyvern Engraved valve buttons
  8. Supplied in latched hard case
  9. Supplied with Wessex CHUCK custom mouthpiece

“I have played the instrument a very great deal both in the orchestra and with professional colleagues… My impressions of the instrument… are all extremely favourable. 

“I don't think in my 40 years as a professional musician that I have played better valves than those of the Wessex instrument, they are fast, clean, tight and very easily maintained. They are just great 

“The instruments have a very good and very stable intonation, the sound using the correct mouthpiece is wonderfully warm and the low register is very easy, which is, surprisingly, not always the case with these instruments. 

“So... the Wessex Chicago York gets my wholehearted recommendation, and then to factor in the price, it is simply unbeatable!!”

Professor Simon Styles,  Solo Tuba Tonhalle Orchester Zürich

Simon Styles

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.

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