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Until now, compensated BBb basses have been overly large for an average size person to comfortably hold and play, while at the same time a small bore for their overall size. This is a completely new design, based on a great bass of the past. The Wessex 'Excelsior' is only slightly larger in overall size than the popular compensated EEb tuba, but at the same time is large bore with true 5/4 bell throat for a broad contrabass tone. It is the compensated BBb bass as is should be!


  • Key: BBb
  • Bell: 19" (480mm)
  • Bore: 0.767"-0.775" (19.5 mm - 19.7mm)
  • Weight: 23.92 lbs (10.85 kg)
  • Height: 35½" (900mm)


  • Large bell throat for a broad tone
  • Larger bore than most other compensated BBb basses
  • The same reach to 4th valve as on the EEb tuba making it comfortable to play<
  • Lightweight foambody case with robust wheels
  • Wessex Chief mouthpiece
  • Well-balanced for marching

BBb 5/4 Compensated Tuba ‘Excelsior’

SKU: TB570
  • Please note that pricing is an estimate and will depend on the available exchange rate available and changes in pricing from our supplier.  Contact us for an exact quote.  Note our price will include GST and import duty, which overseas prices will exclude.