Struggling marching with or lifting a full size Bb bass then this instrument may well be the perfect solution for you. It is fitted with a lyre box, carriage rings and fitted with a small bore receiver which will take the Dennis Wick 1 mouthpiece like the old Imperials . It is in raw brass and has a couple of bumps which I have tried to show. The valve action and compression are good with all slides moving. It has been fully serviced, chemically cleaned and for a small instrument blows very well with a surprisingly big sound. It is presented in its original hard case which is a wooden shell with felt and foam interior.