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Details about  EEb Bass Tuba Besson New Standard (Boosey & Hawkes Imperial)

EEb Bass Tuba Besson New Standard (Boosey & Hawkes Imperial) See original listing
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Item condition:
Used
Ended:
22 Apr, 2012 19:58:29 BST
Winning bid:
£895.00
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£50.00 Standard Delivery | See details
Item location:
Hayle, Cornwall, United Kingdom

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eBay item number:
320887210853
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Last updated on  12 Apr, 2012 20:03:20 BST  View all revisions

Item specifics

Condition:

Used

Type:

Tuba

Brand:

Besson

Sub-Type:

Silver

EEb bass tuba made by Besson, this is a professional level 'New Standard' model (exactly the same as a Boosey & Hawkes Imperial except for the valve caps & buttons).  Serial number 590*** dates it to 1978.  Specs are: Key: Eb with four compensating piston valves, large bore with a large modern shank mouthpiece receiver, Bell: 15 inches, Finish: frosted silver plate with bright silver plate inner bell & slides.  This is a later Besson New Standard and is therefore in original low pitch.

This instrument is in very good playing and good cosmetic condition.  There are several minor knock marks/dings as expected with use all over the tuba with a couple of larger ones on the bottom bow but these in no way affect the playability.  The bell rim/flare are all straight.  The silver plated finish is mainly all intact on the main body of the tuba but there is wear on all of the slides and the tubing where the players right hand rests.  The slides, valve top caps, bottom caps and buttons are all free.  The valves are all working well and as can be seen it the picture are good with no pitting around the port holes as usual with the older stainless steel valves.  All water key corks, valve felts, springs and metal valve guides are used but not in need of urgent replacement.  The tuba has had some work which consists of: the 'ball' has been cut off the bottom bow, the tuba has been fitted with a modern large shank mouthpiece receiver & the inner branch cut to compensate and one of the valve caps is attached using a screw but can easily be removed to change felts etc.  I played the tuba with a Denis Wick mouthpiece and it plays without fault, has a good sound with no woolly notes.

Comes complete with the original wooden hard case which is tatty but the latches work, interior is not badly damaged and it is not falling to pieces.  Does not have a specific mouthpiece but I can provide a used one if required.  I have tried to describe the instrument as honestly as possible and have taken lots of pictures from all angles so please have a good look at them, if you require any further pictures or information just ask.

Payment to be made via Paypal, cheque or bank transfer/draft in UK pounds.  Postage in the UK will be approx £50 via Parcelforce or can be collected from Cornwall (Scottish Highlands, Northern Ireland etc may be higher).  I do however travel around the country from time to time so would be happy to meet with the buyer if delivery is not urgent please contact me if you require this. 

Happy to post overseas via Parcelforce/UPS, will be approx £150 to Europe, approx £200 to USA, and approx £300 to Japan/Australia, expensive as most parcel companies now charge by volumetric rather than actual weight.  Happy for buyers to arrange their own courier if this works out cheaper.  Please note the some countries may be subject to import taxes/duties and you should check with your own local customs department.


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