The tuba, which produces the lowest pitched sound of all brass instruments, brings an essential luster and sheen to any musical genre from jazz and classical through to pops.
Whileš Jazzš musicians often play the saxophone or trumpet, they play theš tubaš as well. There are not so many opportunities, but theš tuba šcan be a part ofš jazzš music.
All models in the Odyssey range of high quality brass band and orchestral instruments have been meticulously designed down to the finest details by Peter Pollard. Itš´s hardly surprising that, with over 50 years experience and having listened to the š²wantsš´ of countless high profile musicians, this master craftsman is one of the most sought after custom brass and woodwind builders in the world.
The Odyssey Premiere 'Bb' Bass Tuba brings every element of the companyš´s DNA together, within sculpted design, masterful technology, superb playability and performance.
With a gorgeous, gleaming silver plated brass body, offset with polished gold laquered brass valve caps, water keys and tuning slide bows, this exquisite instrument is luxurious in every detail and performs as graceful as it looks.
Bb bass tubas, are renowned for producing the lowest pitched sound in the brass instrument family, providing a bass foundation in concert bands, orchestras, brass bands, jazz bands and military bands.
With a generous 19"/483mm diameter bell, the Odyssey Premiere 'Bb' Bass Tuba excels in the lower frequencies, and with 4 piston valves, allows the player to effortlessly reach lower octaves with superior intonation, whilst remaining warm and dynamic with a full bodied delivery throughout the higher registers.
Luxurious appointments also include a Denis Wick mouthpiece, regarded by musicians as arguably the worldš´s finest, hand-built to an extremely high standard, with meticulous attention paid to the mouthpiece rim for comfort and consistency.
Players from students to serious, professional musicians, have commented on the excellent response and the high quality materials chosen in the construction of this beautifully built instrument.
As a company producing some of the worldš´s finest brasswind instruments, Odyssey recognise the fact that protection whilst travelling with a delicate instrument is paramount. Odyssey has included a plush lined, robust zero-gravity hard foam, canvas covered case with wheels to take all the worry out of commuting with such a delicate and large instrument.
š Body: Brass š®
š Bell: 19" (483mm)
š Bore Large 18.54mm (0.730")
š Pollard Leadpipe š®
š Valves: 4 piston valvesš
š Waterkeys: 3š
š Denis Wick 5881-4 mouthpieceš š®
š Zero-gravity š²back packš´ hard foam case with šwheels
Taking proper care of your instrument will also help you produce the best sound quality possible, we recommend Odyssey and Ultra-Pure brand accessories.
Odyssey Brasswind is designed and created by UK Master Craftsman Peter Pollard and the UK Odyssey design team.