Preorder: Front-piston F Tuba ‘California’ - TF556H


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  • Preorder: Front-piston F Tuba ‘California’ - TF556H
  • Preorder: Front-piston F Tuba ‘California’ - TF556H

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The California is a large front-piston American style F tuba ideal for playing in orchestra, in brass quintet, or for solo use with a full rich and clear tone and good response across all registers. 

The TF556H is all hand-made using hand-hammered sheet brass in Wessex own high- grade workshop for a lightweight and really responsive tuba. Every one is carefully individually quality checked and play tested by a professional to ensure it is a pleasure for whoever becomes its eventual owner. 

The California is an F tuba which will be equally suitable for use by a top professional tuba player, or an advanced student.


  • Key: F
  • Size: 6/4
  • Bell: 17" (430mm)


  • Original Wessex design by Chuck Nickles
  • All handmade and also hand-hammered
  • In Gold lacquered or triple bright silver-plated finishes
  • Stainless steel valves
  • Large bore for easy low register
  • Nickel leadpipe and slides
  • Supplied with robust ABS wheeled case and mouthpiece
  • Supplied with two main tuning slides or alternative length to easily play from A = 439 Hz to A = 443 Hz in different situations