The BE983 is a four valve front action compensated tuba and is the preferred tuba for many soloists and chamber musicians, and is especially popular in the USA. It has a lightness of touch and a singing quality by design, granting the soloist and chamber musician complete freedom of expression. The newer 984 model is a 983 that has been modified with a lighter 15 inch bell, a new receiver, leadpipe, valve block position, new stays and more.
This tuba is the first in its series to have a trigger on the 1st valve also. Its playing position is the same as the orchestral tuba and enables the musician to play together with the trombone players in one section. After years of research and development, the new 984 model is the first to combine the historic warm and deep sound of the Eb tuba with the centred and focused precision of the F tuba.
- Key : Eb
- Model : Sovereign
- Bell : 17" yellow brass / 431 mm
- Bore : .681 / 17,30"
- Waterkeys : 4 /
- Weight : 18lb / 8200g
- Valves : 4 compensating valves (3+1)
- Finish : Clear lacquer finish or silver plated finish
- Options :
- BE983-1-0 : Clear lacquer finish
- BE983-2-0 : Silver plated finish