BBb 6/4 Tuba with 5-valves 'Prokofiev' - TB693 HP
$8,775.00 USD USD was $11,700.00
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An original 6/4 BBb designed by Chuck Nickles and all handcrafted with sheet metal for a highly responsive and totally flexible tuba, which is exceptionally lightweight for its huge size. The tone of this tuba very much resurrects the great American tubas of the past, but with much better intonation and response. The sound has to be heard to be believed - maybe the best BBb tuba in the world?
- Bore, valves 1-3: 0.75” (19mm)
- Bore 4th valve: 0.79” (20mm)
- Bore 5th valve: 0.87” (22mm)
- Bell: 20” (500mm)
- Weight: 24lb
- Entirely handmade with hand hammered bell and larger bows
- New designed leadpipe by Chuck Nickles (ex-US Army Band, Europe) to improve response
- Exceedingly lightweight due to the hand-made manufacturing
- All nickel slides
- Stainless Steel valves which are vented for smooth legato playing
- Wyvern Engraved valve buttons
- Supplied in latched hard case
- Supplied with Wessex CHUCK custom mouthpiece
- Every Tuba individually Quality checked before accepted at factory
"I purchased a Prokofiev JUST to play 'Star Wars.' Now, this is my 'go to' tuba for just about everything. If I could buy 3 for my Wind Orchestra, 2 for my Brass band, and 5 for my Community band, I would ... in a heartbeat. If you do almost exclusively big group playing, and want ONE tuba for that, Go get yourself one."
- Tony Clements, on TubeNet
NOTE: The correct gig bag for this tuba is the B800