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Thread: Besson EE-Flat Tuba

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    Besson EE-Flat Tuba

    (Posted 4/24/1999 on previous Euphonium-Tuba Forum on this site

    I just heard Steve Sykes play an off-the-rack Besson Eb tonight at the NABBA (North American Brass Band Association) Welcome Concert. He made it sing!!! He played from Ab 2 octaves above middle C on the piano down to pedal Ab below the piano keyboard. Amazing!

    Kindest regards,

    Steve Marcus
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    Besson EE-Flat Tuba

    (Originally posted 5/4/1999 on previous Euphonium-Tuba Forum on this site

    I own a 983 and chose it over a 981 because I was looking for a horn for solo and small ensemble work. Note that the 983 has a 17" bell and the 981 has a 19" bell and is identified as more of a concert horn. If I had a 981 and I was happy with it, I don't think that I'd switch to a 983; the differences don't appear to be substantial enough to warrant it.

    Personally, I like the 983 4 front piston arrangement, though the thumbring arrangement could be improved upon.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams Artist (Adams E3)
    Alliance Mouthpiece (DC4)
    YouTube: dwerden
    Facebook: davewerden
    Twitter: davewerden
    Instagram: davewerdeneuphonium

  3. Besson EE-Flat Tuba

    I'm interested in purchasing a Besson 983. If anyone owns a one that is not getting sufficient playing time, please contact me ASAP:

    semarcus1@yahoo.com

    Thanks,

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