BBb Helicon – HB24

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The helicon was the most popular design of tuba for military and marching bands in the 19th century, and trying the new helicon it is easy to see why they were the preferred marching tuba in the past. 

These are much better balanced and easier to carry than either a regular tuba, or sousaphone. 

Now, Wessex Tubas has resurrected this traditional brass instrument in modern form as the BBb Helicon HB24, incorporating later advances from the sousaphone to make a helicon for the modern age. 

This popular helicon for sale has 4 valves to cover the whole range and bell throat of 5/4 tuba proportions for a rich full tone.

Specifications

  • Bore: 18.5mm (0.728")
  • Bell: 508mm (20")
  • Weight of helicon: 11.7kg (25lb 12oz)
  • 3 Valve version: 10.7Kg. (23lb 6oz)
Special Features
  1. Stainless steel valves with nylon guides for quiet reliable action
  2. Perfectly balanced with valves in optimal position for comfort
  3. Removable bell for easy transportation
  4. Supplied with mouthpiece and ABS shell case
  5. Manufactured from 0.9mm brass for strength and durability
  6. Hardened bell for greater resonance
  7. 1st slide made for easy adjustment while playing
  8. Open wrap 4th valve loop (going around entire bow) for open low register
  9. Long main tuning slide for extreme temperature variations playing
Fits in regular sousaphone gig bag

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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