The HOLSTER HARNESS™ SERIES offers an innovative support system for playing tubas, baritones or euphoniums in a standing, marching or seated position. The bow of the instrument fits easily into the holster which is made of ballistic nylon laminated with protective padding and a soft fabric interior to help preserve the tuba’s finish. The soft neoprene shoulder harness keeps the weight off the neck and distributes it evenly across both shoulders for a more comfortable playing experience. For added stability, an upper strap fastens to the instrument to keep the tuba from falling forward. The upper strap disconnects from the main harness and is looped through the instrument’s strap ring or to the tubing if no ring is present. It can be reattached to either the right or left side of the harness to better suit the musician’s playing style. It attaches with a very strong and durable quick release buckle (up to 145lbs) so that getting in and out of the harness is fast and convenient.
The HOLSTER HARNESS™ SERIES is easily customizable to fit most any instrument and body type. The length adjustments at the back of the harness will set the main length and angle of the harness, while additional adjusters in the front allow for fine-tuning the fit. Once these adjustments are made, it only takes a few seconds to get into or out of the HOLSTER HARNESS™.
For players with multiple sizes of instruments, you can purchase just the appropriate sized holster portion from our HOLSTER SERIES allowing you to use one harness across several instruments.
If you find that extra length is required for your body type and instrument, pairs of HOLSTER HARNESS EXTENDERS are available separately to add 4″ (10,2cm) of length to each side of the harness.