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Wessex new Piston F tuba, News?

Postby DouglasJB » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:21 pm

Is there any information about the new F tuba Wessex is working on?
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Re: Wessex new Piston F tuba, News?

Postby Wyvern » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:31 am

There are actually two different models, one based on the classic British compensated F tuba, which will also be available in front valve configuration- and another being developed in consultation with a leading US professional.

The compensated F, we hope to have out in time to show at Midwest in December. The second hopefully in time for ITEC 2019.
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Re: Wessex new Piston F tuba, News?

Postby Musical_Eagle » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:07 pm

Wyvern wrote:There are actually two different models, one based on the classic British compensated F tuba, which will also be available in front valve configuration- and another being developed in consultation with a leading US professional.

The compensated F, we hope to have out in time to show at Midwest in December. The second hopefully in time for ITEC 2019.


Regarding the front valve configuration one, what size is it going to be? Like similar to the Berg in size, similar to the BMB F Tuba or somewhere in the middle?

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Re: Wessex new Piston F tuba, News?

Postby Wyvern » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:27 am

The British compensator is I would say 3/4 size but with amazing full tone as it has the same size bell throat as the compensated Eb’s. Remember these were used for symphony orchestra playing in the UK up until 1960’s.
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Re: Wessex new Piston F tuba, News?

Postby Musical_Eagle » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:50 pm

Wyvern wrote:The British compensator is I would say 3/4 size but with amazing full tone as it has the same size bell throat as the compensated Eb’s. Remember these were used for symphony orchestra playing in the UK up until 1960’s.


I'm asking regarding the front action, not the compensator one. Sorry if that wasn't clear.
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Re: Wessex new Piston F tuba, News?

Postby Mark Finley » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:56 pm

Musical_Eagle wrote:
Wyvern wrote:The British compensator is I would say 3/4 size but with amazing full tone as it has the same size bell throat as the compensated Eb’s. Remember these were used for symphony orchestra playing in the UK up until 1960’s.


I'm asking regarding the front action, not the compensator one. Sorry if that wasn't clear.



unless I'm totally reading his post wrong, it sounds like they are both compensating
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Re: Wessex new Piston F tuba, News?

Postby Musical_Eagle » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:17 pm

Mark Finley wrote:
Musical_Eagle wrote:
Wyvern wrote:The British compensator is I would say 3/4 size but with amazing full tone as it has the same size bell throat as the compensated Eb’s. Remember these were used for symphony orchestra playing in the UK up until 1960’s.


I'm asking regarding the front action, not the compensator one. Sorry if that wasn't clear.



unless I'm totally reading his post wrong, it sounds like they are both compensating


Good point. I was hoping for a more conventional 4+1 set up.
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Re: Wessex new Piston F tuba, News?

Postby Wyvern » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:46 pm

It you want to know about the non-compensated F, I can’t tell you yet, as it is still in development. We have already gone through 6 prototypes, so I can say the final design
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Re: Wessex new Piston F tuba, News?

Postby Musical_Eagle » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:00 am

Wyvern wrote:It you want to know about the non-compensated F, I can’t tell you yet, as it is still in development. We have already gone through 6 prototypes, so I can say the final design


Alright, thanks for the info, I can't wait for more news.
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