Eb Compensated Tuba 'Elgar' - TE559P/TE558P

A unique open blowing compensated tuba

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Regular price £5,820.00 inc. VAT
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Planned Delivery: Early July 2024

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A truly unique tuba not available from any other manufacture, the Elgar Eb tuba is based on the Cavalry tubas popular with British military bands in the early part of the 20th century - combining the best of both British and American tuba design.

The tuba is a fully compensated tuba, so is fully chromatically in tune with just 4-valves - while at the same time it has much more comfortably positioned front action valves like most American tubas - but has the 4th valve positioned to operate by the left giving much more flexibility to move around in the low register. An additional benefit with this valve layout is there are less bends in the tubing making it much more open blowing than top action compensated tubas, particularly in the low register. This tuba really must be played to understand how much better it plays and how much more comfortable to hold.

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.

My favourite tuba to play! Jonathan Hodgetts, President of Wessex Tubas


  • Bore: valves 1 to 3  0.69″ (17.5mm), 4th valve 0.73” (18.65mm)
  • Height: 34.6″ (880mm)
  • Weight: 17½ lb (8kg), In case 41.45 lbs (18.8kg)


  • Unique valve layout
  • Stainless steel valves with reinforced nylon guide pin for quiet, smooth and reliable action
  • Wyvern engraved valve buttons
  • Nickel reinforcing plates and ribbing all around outer bows for strength
  • Nickel silver inner and outer slides

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