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Besson BBb Recording Style Tuba

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:08 pm
by Davidacoombs2
I am looking to sell an old Besson BBb Recording Style Tuba. Made in England. Has Dents and lacquer wear but plays just fine. American shank receiver. Comes with 2 piece hard case.All valves and slides work. Very solid option for a budget horn that will do what you need it to do. Can work out shipping by Greyhound but would be better to meet up in person. I live in Panama City Beach and would be willing to drive anywhere in about a 5 hour range. Looking for $500, negotiable. Attaching a google drive link with pictures because they are too big to upload here.

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Re: Besson BBb Recording Style Tuba

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:22 pm
by obreitys
Very interesting! Never seen one of these Bessons before.

Re: Besson BBb Recording Style Tuba

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:12 pm
by Davidacoombs2
Bump for price drop

Re: Besson BBb Recording Style Tuba

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:45 pm
by bloke
obreitys wrote:Very interesting! Never seen one of these Bessons before.


powerful, large bore, and - within 3-valve mathematical tuning issues, obviously - excellent pitch

included pair of hard cases: rare

Re: Besson BBb Recording Style Tuba

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:51 pm
by Davidacoombs2
Bump, still available

Re: Besson BBb Recording Style Tuba

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:34 am
by Davidacoombs2
Bump, Still available and price dropped to $600

Re: Besson BBb Recording Style Tuba

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:05 am
by Doc
Looks like it could be a fun tuba for polka, jazz, outdoor stuff...

Re: Besson BBb Recording Style Tuba

PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:55 am
by Davidacoombs2
Bump, Still looking to get this tuba moved, price dropped to $500

Re: Besson BBb Recording Style Tuba

PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:45 am
by edsel585960
Nice horn. I had one of these several years ago. Great player, just couldn't see around the *&^%$ bell :)

Re: Besson BBb Recording Style Tuba

PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:25 am
by kathott
B&H Model 225 are fantastic instruments, made when quality was in evidence. Americans are generally suspicious of British instruments - the workmanship & heritage of the old Kings, Conns and Holtons being hard to beat. However, I love playing my own bell front B&H BBb, a very colourful and substantial sound. The low end is awesome, once you figure things out. Can you give a hint as to the serial number, for comparison purposes? (ex. - 3546XX)

Re: Besson BBb Recording Style Tuba

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:51 am
by Ken Herrick
As long as the valves are good, this would be a great - and CHEAP - pick up for somebody who wanted a good sounding, good tuning, axe for all sorts of playing. I find it hard to believe nobody has grabbed it at this price - especially with the cases!
Back in the 60's these were THE thing in University bands before Mira 186 then MW 25's came into the market at lower prices. The U of Il had about 10 in the symphonic band tuba section.

By the way, at that time they came with a "tuning" bit which, if you had the American shank size, worked great and made the sight lines and ergonomics work.

Re: Besson BBb Recording Style Tuba

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:37 pm
by Karituba
Would buy in a heart beat.... but I’m in Ohio not Florida

Re: Besson BBb Recording Style Tuba

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:49 pm
by Pelagius
Karituba wrote:Would buy in a heart beat.... but I’m in Ohio not Florida

I know that all too well.