BBb 4/4 Tuba with 5-valves 'Viverna' - TB480P

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Regular price $4,700.00
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Planned Delivery: Late August 2024

An American-style BBb tuba, our 5-valve* TB480 BBb 4/4 Tuba With 5-Valves ‘Viverna’ is the ideal BBb tuba for both professional musicians and amateurs alike; a low brass instrument designed for use in bands and orchestras.

Specially designed by ex-US Army Band Tubaist Chuck Nickles, the ‘Viverna’ has been created for easy handling, with close valve reach; providing secure intonation alongside great tone.

With its easy handling, closer valve positioning, and stunning intonation, our unique ‘Viverna’ is the tuba of choice for many military band musicians, worldwide.

Stainless steel and vented valves with nickel slides not only make for reliable operation but smooth legato playing; providing an exceptional tone. 

Available in lacquered with gold brass bell and silver-plated finishes, this beautiful BBb 4/4 tuba has been manufactured by highly-skilled craftsmen for best response; a stunning tuba for sale, both visually and audibly. 

*This tuba is fitted with a 5th valve to allow playing in the lowest register.


  • Key: BBb
  • Bell: 19” (480mm)
  • Height: 35.6″ (904mm)
  • Valves: 4 piston and 1 rotary valve
  • Bore: Valves 1 to 3 0.748” (19mm), 4th valve 0.79" (20mm), 5th valve 0.85” (21.5mm)
  • Weight: 27¾lb  (12.6kg)

Special Features

  • New exclusive Wessex design in collaboration with Chuck Nickles
  • Made suitable for players of all sizes with valves close to reach
  • Stainless steel valves for reliable operation
  • Vented valves for smooth legato playing
  • Nickel slides
  • Gold brass bell (lacquer version)
  • Hand-Made High-Grade production
  • Supplied in hard latched wheeled case

Note: Gig bag to fit is B210

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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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