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Thomann SHF-400 Bb-Sousaphone MKII Fib

Bb Sousaphone

  • Four valves
  • Body and bell made of fibre glass
  • Diameter body inside: 53cm
  • Diameter body outside: 78cm
  • Bell diameter: 66cm
  • Bore: 18.50 mm
  • Body weight: 7.8 kg
  • Bell weight: 2.5 kg
  • Total weight incl. case: 21.4 kg
  • Incl. mouthpiece and ABS light case (stand not included)

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A good instrument and value for money
Gavin Meze Mundo, 04.05.2020
A good instrument and value for money. Looks great. Good sound. I bought it to play in a street band, as it has a great "wow" factor! I have been playing it for a few months. Everyone loves it!
Well made. It has initial brass tubing and valves fitted to widening fiberglass tubing and bell. All ok. The bell is secured to the main body by 3 screws. All valves have tuning slides, and there is a main tuning slide with spit valve. The whole instrument is held together securely by stays.
The 4th valve is great if you want to play really low. I chose this model as I normally play bass trombone, and the 4th valve is like having an F key on a trombone.
With practice I have a range of all notes from pedal Bb (Bb0) up 3 octaves to Bb3.
I find the 2nd valve a little bit sticky and have yet to find the best lubrication for it. The main problem seems to be that this valve collects most of the condensation. To empty, it is necessary to turn the instrument upside down, press the valve down, and remove the tuning slide associated with the valve (this is easily done without taking the instrument off). Also, notes played with 2nd valve down are a bit flat and have to be lipped up.
Generally, I'm very happy with it.
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An excellent low cost Sousaphone
BandmasterAl, 08.12.2017
This Sousaphone is an excellent instrument for its price and is complementary to our comedy marching band where the instrument will be used in carnivals and arena shows throughout the mid to south of the UK and occasionally in European countries. It plays well, it is loud, the tone is very good and the build is very good too bearing in mind the cost and that some embellishments are plastic or similar rather than brass. Our player is amazed at how easily playable the instrument is and how well it sounds and the provision of the 4th valve certainly helps this. It may be of Chinese manufacture but the design is first class and, in our opinion, one of the better instruments from China that we have ever purchased. Thomann have certainly got a Sousaphone of quality alongside all their instruments. In addition to the instrument itself it comes with a hard case to protect it in transit. We have had Sousaphones in our Band for over 30 years but we can say this purchase betters all our previous models.
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Wonderful!
Nicholas T., 04.05.2015
This Sousaphone came exactly as per the description. I'm very impressed with the quality of build, the sound - the whole package. I'm looking forward to many happy years playing this instrument.
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Avis après plusieurs mois d'utilisation
Drondette, 01.08.2017
Bonjour,
Je joue du saxhorn et tuba (et aussi un peu de trombone) depuis 34 ans (oui oui 34!), et depuis plusieurs années un souba de marque Y..... qui sonne très bien, à 3 pistons, dans différents ensembles de musique de rue et par tout temps.

Depuis quelques temps je regrette les notes manquantes dans le grave, alors je me suis mis à la recherche d'un souba 4 pistons.
Je suis donc venu voir chez Thomann et j'ai investi dans le souba SHF 400 attiré par le prix soyons honnête...

Un envoi toujours de qualité (comme d'habitude chez Thomann), et un instrument correspondant parfaitement à mes attentes livré dans un fly case rigide, avec une embouchure, la branche évidemment, l'huile, la graisse, les chiffons...

La mécanique est impeccable, la fibre de bonne qualité.
(pour le mien il manquait juste un écrou sur une des vis de fixation de la partie métallique/fibre donc rien d'important, j'en ai plein mon établi!)
A se demander où va être le problème vu le prix...

Alors je l'essaie...
Un son rond, agréable, la justesse est là, on joue piano ça sort bien on "bourine" ça cuivre si on veut, bref, comme un vrai "de marque" ce souba a du répondant.
Le 4e piston ouvre enfin les portes de la tessiture grave avec une justesse parfaite.

Mon avis?
Voilà, l'instrument est mal mené depuis plusieurs mois.
Joué par tous temps en extérieur, plein soleil, pluie, froid, gel, neige, voilà que j'en suis toujours satisfait, mais vraiment.

J'ai dû remettre un coup de silicone à la base du pavillon car la colle a lâché, et resserrer les anneaux de fixation entre la partie cuivre et la partie fibre car a force de sauter en jouant le lien fibre/cuivre s'est "désemboité"; un coup de tourne vis et de silicone et ça ne bouge plus.
Petite intervention de 10mn carrément acceptable sur un instrument de ce prix.

Je ne fais que le conseiller autour de moi. Vraiment j'en suis ravi.

Si besoin de renseignements me contacter par mail sylvainpetiot@hotmail.com

Sylvain Petiot (isère)
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