For modern music, and playing the BBb bass part in brass bands, 5-valves are really required to cover the full chromatic range down to the fundamental. We have therefore re-designed the Luzern with a 5th rotary valve tuned to a flat tone, as is standard on modern tubas – and operated by thumb of right hand.
This is 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.
In our opinion, we believe this is the best value, full size BBb tuba available and is sure to satisfy a player of any standard, from a local community band level, to leading professional.
- Bell: 18″ (450mm)
- Bore: 0.77″ (19.5 mm)
- Height: 35.6″ (904mm)
- Weight: 26 lbs (11.9 kg)
- 5 rotary valves, 5th valve tuned to flat tone
- Nickel inner and outer slide
- Gold brass bell and leadpipe
- Specially Hardened bell
- Solid nickel robust rotor paddles and stainless steel linkage
- Wessex Z valves for quite reliable operation and easy maintenance
- Lightweight foambody case with large robust wheels
- Wyvern engraved valve caps
- Position adjustable thumb ring
- Nickel bell wreath on premier addition
- Every tuba individually quality assured at factory and again before shipping
- Supplied with Wessex Chief mouthpiece
Note: Gig bag for this tuba is B210