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