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Besson BE983 Sovereign Series Compensating EEb TubaThe 983 is the EEb counterpart to the famous BE993. The front action valves offer improved comfort plus the compensating design features improved intonation over the entire range of the instrument.
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Nimble, versatile, practical. I love the horn! The 983 is efficient and dark sounding. With only 4 valves, it's lighter in overall weight than many of its 5-valved rivals. I use two mouthpieces with the 983 - an Alan Baer MMVI for all-around band, chamber, and orchestral use. I use a Laskey 28C for high range stuff like solo and jazz work. Valves are fast and smooth. Besson's valve spring dampers are great. The 983 is a true workhorse. For me, it's the only horn I need.
I purchased one of this fine horns my junior year in high school for solo work in college, and I haven't regretted it since. The G below middle C is pretty flat, but you can work at bending it up. I know some people have complained about the hand positioning, but with my large hands this hasn't been an issue. Besides solo work, I use it in brass quintet, brass band, and some orchestral settings. Pat Sheridan helped design this horn, so it's pretty good.
This horn is great if you're playing solos, in jazz/contemporary groups and (if you're the sole tuba player) in chamber ensembles. It's fairly good if you're in a brass band, wind orchestra or groups that have multiple tuba players. But when you take this to large orchestras you'll be doing a lot of work, unless if it's stuff like Mahler 1, Symphonie Fantasique, or The Rite of Spring (Tuba 1). If you don't have a strong pinky finger, the 4th valve may be difficult to use.
Last, but not least, this German-made horn is beautiful to look at. It may not be as practical and common as the cheaper 981 and 982, but it shouldn't stop you from buying one!
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