Looking for a light Bb tuba I decided to purchase the modell student . So i went ahead and ordered one. The service from thomann was first class . The tuba arrived in uk 5 days later. It was very well packed and arrived in perfect condition . I am very please with the tuba, it plays realy well , with plenty of volume and a nice tone . And for the price is good value. So if you want a light tuba with great sound ,try the Thomann Bb Modell Student.