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Besson BE983 Sovereign Eb Tuba
The Besson BE983 Sovereign Eb Tuba is a four valve front action compensated tuba and is the preferred tuba for many soloists and chamber musicians, and is especially popular in the USA. It has a lightness of touch and a singing quality by design, granting the soloist and chamber musician complete freedom of expression. The newer 984 model is a 983 that has been modified with a lighter 15 inch bell, a new receiver, leadpipe, valve block position, new stays and more.
Devotees of Eb tubas have a choice between the Sovereign 980 with a smaller bell model, the 981 with the classic 19-inch bell model with the ‘John Fletcher’ leadpipe, and the 982 with carriage rings and a slightly smaller tapered leadpipe. For years the classic Besson sound can be heard in the world’s leading brass and wind bands, and players trust them for their free-blowing quality, fit and finish, durability and projection.
- Key : EEb
- Bore : .681″ / 17,30 mm
- Bell : Hand made yellow brass 17″ / 431 mm
- Valves : 4 inline compensating valves stainless steel, frontal action
- Waterkeys : 4
- Weight : 18lb / 8200g
- Outfit : Shaped ABS with wheels and two handles, Alliance mouthpiece, micro-fiber cloth, valve oil
- Finish : Clear lacquer or silver plated
- Models :
- BE983-1-0 : 17″ bell, clear lacquer finish
- BE983-2-0 : 17″ bell, silver plated finish
Lacquer, Silver Plated