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SOLD - Wessex ‘Chicago-Presence’ - $6,800 PRICE DROP

Postby CodyMessersmith » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:09 pm

Hello all!

Newly cleaned and serviced by Baltimore Brass Co. in Maryland!

All slides move freely, very few small dents, and minimal wear on the instrument.

This Wessex Chicago-Presence is a phenomenal example of modern engineering and a beautiful adaptation of a legendary tuba that we all know and love. The Wessex Chicago-Presence is closely modeled after the York tubas of the CSO. What makes the Chicago-Presence so unique and likely the most versatile 6/4 tubas on the market? The 18” bell for a more compact sound allows this instrument to fit well in smaller ensembles, as well as paint its thick, velvety tone beneath a large band or orchestra. This instrument comes with an Eastman Messina Covers gig bag and a wheeled hard case that protects the instrument very well. I am willing to entertain reasonable offers.

This instrument is sold for $9,750 new.
I am asking $6,800.

Photos of the instrument: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... i-p7cehRW0" target="_blank" target="_blank

What Wessex has to say about it:

Based on the Classic American 6/4 CC Tuba as used in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the TC694 CC 6/4 Front-Piston Tuba ‘Chicago-Presence’ is manufactured lightweight with new design leadpipe and 18” bell to provide more presence and improved intonation with the ease of response of a 5/4 tuba.
This beautiful CC 6/4 Front-Piston Tuba has been enhanced by Wessex Tubas’ Chief Design Consultant and ex-US Army Band Tubaist Chuck Nickles; featuring Wyvern engraved valve buttons and stainless steel valves which are vented for smooth legato playing.
Available in a range of finishes including brushed silver and unlacquered raw brass, this impressive tuba has been sensitively hand-made by skilled craftsmen; a brass instrument of beauty and elegance.
An orchestral Tuba for sale made for the 21st Century!
* Bore, valves 1-3: 0.75” (19mm)
* Bore 4th valve: 0.79” (20mm)
* Bore 5th valve: 0.87” (22mm)
* Bell: 18” (450mm)
* Height: 36.5” (93cm)
* Weight: 22lb (10kg)
Special Features:
1. Based on design of original York CC as played in Chicago Symphony Orchestra with enhancements by Chuck Nickles, ex-US Army Band Europe
2. Entirely handmade with hand hammered bell and larger bows
3. New designed leadpipe to improve response
4. Exceedingly lightweight due to the hand-made manufacturing
5. All nickel slides
6. Stainless Steel valves which are vented for smooth legato playing
7. Wyvern Engraved valve buttons
8. Supplied in latched hard case


I would prefer not to ship, but if shipped, the full payment must be received before shipment. All sales final. Located in York, PA.

Thanks for looking!

Cody Messersmith
codyamessersmith(at)gmail(dot)com
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Re: Wessex ‘Chicago-Presence’ - $6,800 PRICE DROP

Postby CodyMessersmith » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:58 pm

Bump for price drop
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Re: Wessex ‘Chicago-Presence’ - $6,800 PRICE DROP

Postby Alex C » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:38 pm

That's a real steal! Good luck!
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Re: Wessex ‘Chicago-Presence’ - $6,800 PRICE DROP

Postby kingrob76 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:05 am

I don't normally comment on For Sale posts, but as a Presence owner this is a steal. This bell flare definitely works on these York copies.
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Re: Wessex ‘Chicago-Presence’ - $6,800 PRICE DROP

Postby Doc » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:21 am

This is one heck of a price for this model. If this tuba plays like other Presence models, this is definitely one heck of a buy.
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Re: Wessex ‘Chicago-Presence’ - $6,800 PRICE DROP

Postby bort » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:00 am

Even *I* stopped to look at it a few times. :tuba:
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