Eb Helicon – HE29

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The helicon tuba is the predecessor of the sousaphone and on playing this helicon you wonder why they were ever replaced!

The helicon plays like a regular tuba, just in a circular format. 

What’s more, the balance is much better than any sousaphone with a lower center of gravity.

The helicon tuba is ideal for standing, moving in jazz performances, or on the march. It's sound is clear and it projects better than a sousaphone.

Wessex Tubas has taken the best features of the modern sousaphone and incorporated a completely new design of helicon tuba which is comfortable to carry and a pleasure to play. 

The valves are in a much more comfortable position to operate than rotary valve helicons and the instrument is fitted with 4-valves to cover the whole range of music. 

The Wessex Eb Helicon tuba is also fitted with pullable slides for tuning adjustment while playing. 

The bell is removable to make it easy to transport and it fits neatly in the molded ABS shell wheeled case in which it is supplied. 

This Eb helicon is large bore to provide a broad tone, while the 4th valve is positioned so it can be operated by either right hand, little finger, or left hand as desired.

Once you have played the Wessex helicon, you will never want to use a tuba or sousaphone for standing gigs again!


  • Key: Eb
  • Bell: 19" (480mm)
  • Bell ring (where removable bell connects to body) 6” (150mm)
  • Bore: 0.7" (17.75mm)
  • Weight: 18lb (8kg)

Special Features

  1. Removable bell
  2. Made from 0.03" (0.8mm) brass (68% copper) for durable use
  3. Stainless steel valves with nylon valve guides
  4. Adjustable 1st valve slide (for tuning while playing)
  5. Nickel silver slides
  6. Vented Valves
  7. Moulded ABS shell case with wheels - Gig bag available as additional purchase.
  8. Wessex MOUNT VERNON 24AW mouthpiece

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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