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Postby cktuba » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:53 pm

Wessex is now showing the XL with both upright and recording bells... I would love to have an opportunity to play around with one of these for a few days. The upright bell would be great for most applications and the bell front for low ceilings and some outdoor applications.

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Re: Wessex XL upright bell

Postby bloke » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:06 pm

What's the
- male collar diameter
- overall length
- bell flare diameter
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Re: Wessex XL upright bell

Postby Wyvern » Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:13 am

The bell collar is exactly the same as the Martin Mammoth tubas. We will have some upright bells available to buy separately December.

The upright bell diameter is 19", while the forward bell diameter is 21".

The XL are nice tubas. We have just sold one to leading British military band tuba player for concert use (apparently they can use their own tubas in concert)

PS Bloke, I can't tell you exact sizes at present, as don't have one in front of me. May be able to check next week when at factory.
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Re: Wessex XL upright bell

Postby Dubby » Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:27 am

Neptune, when we order an XL, does that include both bells and are there cases for everything(body, upright, recording)?
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Re: Wessex XL upright bell

Postby bloke » Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:36 am

Neptune wrote:The bell collar is exactly the same as the Martin Mammoth tubas. We will have some upright bells available to buy separately December.

The upright bell diameter is 19", while the forward bell diameter is 21".

The XL are nice tubas. We have just sold one to leading British military band tuba player for concert use (apparently they can use their own tubas in concert)

PS Bloke, I can't tell you exact sizes at present, as don't have one in front of me. May be able to check next week when at factory.


good enough for now.
thnx!
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Re: Wessex XL upright bell

Postby Bacchanalia » Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:17 am

Anyone played one of these? I'm a couple of days away from ordering one of the Luzerns but this is SO damn tempting. I've already pestered Jonathan and Andy with questions but I wish I could get a good idea of the sound and playing characteristics of this larger version.
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Re: Wessex XL upright bell

Postby Three Valves » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:35 am

Can one be popped onto your 20k sousa copy for a wicked raincatcher look??
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Re: Wessex XL upright bell

Postby Bob Kolada » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:15 am

Is this Fafner sized?
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Re: Wessex XL upright bell

Postby Wyvern » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:53 am

Very near Fafner size, but smaller 0.75" bore.
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Re: Wessex XL upright bell

Postby Wyvern » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:55 am

Three Valves wrote:Can one be popped onto your 20k sousa copy for a wicked raincatcher look??

I believe different size collar, but need to check. As above, the XL has Martin size collar.
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Re: Wessex XL upright bell

Postby Bob Kolada » Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:10 pm

Any chance of a fixed bell option?
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Re: Wessex XL upright bell

Postby Walter Webb » Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:14 pm

Let me know if and when you get an upright bell that fits this Martin Mammoth!
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Re: Wessex XL upright bell

Postby Bacchanalia » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:05 am

Finally stopped talking about it and actually ordered one of these yesterday. I'll try and post some pics and specs once it arrives--maybe even an "unboxing" video ;0)
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Re: Wessex XL upright bell

Postby lost » Fri May 19, 2017 3:08 pm

Are these still available (upright bell) to purchase and was it a success(bell marriage to a mammoth). I have a mammoth recording it would be nice to have an upright bell. Pictures would be cool too of what it looks like.
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