Hawkes Imperial BBb 3 Valve Bass Tuba – satin silver-plate (used)
This is a used
B&H Imperial BBb Bass Tuba. The serial number of the instrument is 556263.
was built in 1974 and came to us through a part exchange from a customer who
plays in Salvation Army Band. The instrument has been used regularly over the
years and sustained some knocks during its service.
The tuba has a
satin silver-plate finish.
Satin silver-plated finish
· 3-valve compensating system
Bell diameter: 17" (431.8mm)
· Two sprung water keys
· Wooden shell case
will be supplied in the hard case shown in the photographs.
comes supplied with a B MON mouthpiece (branded with the Salvation Army – Made
in England). This has the small shank which is a suitable fit for the medium
bore receiver on the Imperial. Please contact us prior to making payment if you
wish to purchase any additional items.
instrument has been thoroughly checked-over and serviced as necessary by our
experienced on-site brass technicians who report that it is in good working and
blowing order. The valves and slides work well.
is important to note that the instrument has suffered from some dents and
dings. This should not affect the blowing capabilities of the instrument.
Cosmetically, however, the silver-plate remains in good condition. There are
some scratches over the surface of the instrument but nothing of major
significance, and nothing that is particularly aesthetically displeasing.
Please note that none of this damage is likely to deteriorate and will not
affect the playing quality of the instrument in any way.
case, which is included in the price, has acquired many scuff marks on the
outside, as is often expected with a hard case of this size. There is also some
sticker residue on the surface of the case as can be seen in the photograph.
Also, one of the latches on the case does not shut properly. The previous owner
did not have the keys to the lock of the case so this is unable to be used now.
However, the case still holds the instrument adequately and protects it well.
are no wheels on this case.
mouthpiece is quite scratched both around the shank and the rim. The plating is
beginning to come away around the rim. The shank is no longer circular.
on initial inspection you are disappointed in any way, you may return it and
receive a full refund. You are most welcome to visit and test
the instrument in our playing room prior to making a commitment.
will offer the instrument with a full mechanical warranty for twelve months but
only a limited cosmetic warranty.
It will be well
packed before shipping and sent Business Post courier
(inland UK only, which excludes Scottish Highlands) for £120,
and will require a signature on delivery (next day service).
We will contact
you first to establish what days someone will be there to sign for the parcel,
and will ask for a telephone number (to assist the local driver).
person is always welcome.
non-inland UK (e.g. Northern Ireland and Scottish Highlands)
This item will
be sent to most European countries (door to door) on Business Post Euroroad for
Paypal or bank transfer is required for non-UK
transactions. UK customers may pay by credit or debit card if preferred,
or cash on collection.
to Norway (with full insurance) £180
to Canada and USA, with full insurance £290
to Australia and Japan, with full insurance £450
Note: Non EU
countries are likely to charge duty on any item imported; this is beyond our
control, and you will need to research the details.
Rosehill Company Details
If you have any further questions about this
item, or would like to test it in our showroom in South Bucks, please do not
hesitate to call. The showroom is situated 20 miles outside London, where the
M25 meets the M40.
Rosehill Instruments Ltd. 01494
671717 (showroom) 64, London End, Beaconsfield,
Buckinghamshire, HP9 2JD
Contact Names at Rosehill
Paul Austin – Brass and wind specialist 01494
Phil Maund – General Sales and Ebay order
processing 01494 671717
Matthew Tagg - General Sales and Ebay order
processing 01494 671717
Richard Fox – MoD Liaison and Marching Band
Specialist 01494 685130/1 (direct)
Tim Humphries – Ebay Dispatch 01494 68518
Accounts Department 01494 685132
Rosehill Instruments is a music shop which
has specialised in selling and repairing brass and woodwind musical instruments
since 1967. It was founded by Trevor Austin (father of Paul) who was previously
a euphonium player in the Horse Guards (and played on horseback at the Queen’s
Coronation). Following long service in the Salvation Army as a player and
conductor, his reputation led to requests to supply instruments around the UK
and overseas. Rosehill is now led by Trevor’s son Paul, who was awarded a
Government contract in 1999, and since that time Rosehill has been the supplier
of musical instruments to Her Majesty’s Military bands. We also service and
brass band and military band instruments at our workshops in Beaconsfield, many
of which are then supplied overseas.