BBb 6/4 Compensated Tuba ‘Leviathan’ - TB681HP & TB691P

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The Leviathan is a ‘game changer’ for British style brass bands! 

The first ever large 6/4 compensated BBb tuba ever made to put a foundation under any band like no BBb Bass ever has before. It’s large bows produces a richer and fuller tone than a regular bass and without the amount of effort from the player normally required on the bottom part - while still having the agility required for fast passages and using the usual fingering of a compensated bass tuba.

In order to make this tuba ergonomic and easy to hold by a normal size player (not giant!), the 4th valve is rotary with a lever by the 1st valve slide for easy reach. The rotary valve also makes this BBb Tuba more free blowing in the lowest register.

Being this is a large BBb tuba, we do recommend the use of a playing stand like Wessex SDT-3 or SDT-30 for comfort when playing over a 2 hour rehearsal or concert.

The Leviathan is made in two version, the TB681HP is entirely hand-hammered from sheet brass which provides best response and a light tuba for its size, while the TB691P while still manufactured by our high-grade craftsmen, is made using moulds to form the bows like most production instruments resulting in a heavier tuba with thicker brass; a stunning tuba for sale. 

Specifications

  • Key: BBb
  • Bell: 19" (480mm)
  • Bore: 0.767"- 0.775" (19.5 mm - 19.7mm)
  • Height: 37” (94cm)
  • Weight: TB681HP 21lb (9.5kg) - TB691P 27lb (12kg)

Features

  1. All handmade and also hand-hammered for TB681
  2. Stainless steel valves
  3. Blaikley compensated system
  4. Rotary 4th valve with easy reach to operate
  5. Nickel leadpipe and slides
  6. Supplied with robust ABS wheeled case and mouthpiece

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

    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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