Hitchin Band have two Imperial BBb Basses for sale. We are looking to put them on ebay in the next week but wanted to give first dibs here! Boosey and Hawkes 4 Valve Besson Imperial 792 - 19" bell, lacquered. Was used by Hitchin Band up to January this year. It plays well, the valves are in good condition and the valve action is good. All slides are free. It has a fairly severe dent on the bottom bow, next to the joint and the usual knocks and dents but nothing that affects the playing. The bell has been badly kinked and has since been knocked back to the right shape but would benefit from further work by a professional repairer. Comes with padded canvas gig bag in good condition. There is no mouthpiece. £800 open to offers. Boosey and Hawkes 3 Valve Imperial - 17" bell, Silver Plate. This instrument has very few dents and all are very minor. Plating on the bell is excellent but there are large areas of the body of the instrument where the plating has worn through. The valves are in excellent condition and all slides are free. There is a hard case available (of later vintage) but it is in poor condition. £350 open to offers. Due to the size, the basses will be collection only. We are based in Hitchin/Luton. Please contact via the mouthpiece for more details. Photos to follow.