EEb Compensated Tuba, 19″ bell ‘Fletcher’ (lower leadpipe)

Lacquered £2,400
Silver Plated £2,600
Silver Plated with gold valve caps £2,700
(prices include 20% VAT – shipping £60 UK, £150 Europe, £300 Worldwide)
Accessories to buy with tuba  
  • Denis Wick Heritage mouthpiece ONLY £79.50 £70 (you choose size, but 2L recommended)
  • Resting stand (reduces chance of damage) – £45 £40
WITH GOLD BRASS LEADPIPE AND LIGHT ACTION VALVES!!!

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EEb tuba with Fletcher leadpipe

EEb tuba with Fletcher leadpipe

 

Fletcher lower leadpipe on EEb tuba

Fletcher lower leadpipe on EEb tuba

 

Player side of EEb tuba with no marching hooks

Player side of EEb tuba with no marching hooks

 

Specifications

  • Without marching hooks and lyre block
  • Bell: 480mm (19″)
  • Bore: 17.5mm (0.69″)
  • Valves: Stainless steel with nylon guides
  • Leadpipe: Lower Fletcher style in Gold brass
  • Slides: Nickel-Silver inner and outer
  • Model: WTEF-700 (based on JBEB-700)
  • Height: 880mm (34.6″)
  • Weight: Tuba 8.6kg, In case 18.8kg
  • Supplied with wheeled case and mouthpiece

 

Although we find most player prefer the Wessex standard higher leadpipe, we can still supply the earlier Fletcher lower leadpipe version including some modern enhancements.
This recreated the classic Besson 981 as used by John Fletcher in the 1980’s with the same superb playing as all the Wessex EEb tubas
Call Jonathan on 07787 504987 or email Sales@Wessex-Tubas.co.uk today with enquiries, or to order.

 

 

 

 

 

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One Response to EEb Compensated Tuba, 19″ bell ‘Fletcher’ (lower leadpipe)

  1. Early days yet, but I am very satisfied with the Wessex EEb. The Fletcher leadpipe is perfect for my playing style. The sound goes out a lot better than the old instrument with the higher pipe [B&H imperial EEb].
    With the old instrument which has served me over 30 years, the sound hit the roof and walls and came down on the conductor. Of course he gave me “the hand” all the time. The listeners complained that they could not hear the tubas. Now with the new instrument, and the Fletcher leadpipe, the sound projects forward towards the public and my recording microphones in the roof area over the auditorium. Much better balance for the orchestra and most important the listeners.

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