Besson International Tuba

Bawmer

New Member
Is there anyone with experience of this instrument (782)? Obviously not a sovereign but how would it compare with a Wessex or John Packer say? Any input would be appreciated.
 

Bawmer

New Member
Thanks for your reply but all specs I've seen say compensating:
. 4 VALVES
. Compensating
. 0.681" BORE
. 19" Hand made yellow brass bell
. 2 Strap rings
. Silver plated

 

2nd tenor

Well-Known Member
The Besson site gives the specs:International E♭ Tuba | Besson
It's four valve and compensating. Besson also do a smaller three valve non-compensating Eb Bass, perhaps that's caused some confusion. I can't remember where I read it but my belief is that the International Tubas aren't made in the West (so Indian or Chinese made instead?).

Mike Lyons had a Wessex Eb until recently (advertised for sale here and on eBay) and I believe that he liked it. He will have had his reasons for that instrument's selection, I would trust his opinion about the Wessex Tuba and suggest a private message to him.
 
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Aussie Tuba

Member
Thanks for your reply but all specs I've seen say compensating:
. 4 VALVES
. Compensating
. 0.681" BORE
. 19" Hand made yellow brass bell
. 2 Strap rings
. Silver plated
When I got my Sovereign I tried A 782 which I was told was non compensating and comparing the 2 there was more tubing around the valve block on my Sov. Maybe the 782 changed But I know what I saw when I bought my own. Besson are now owned by a european company and the 782 may have changed.
 
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