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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Heliconer » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:29 am

Any hope for a French C Tuba?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Mark Finley » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:59 am

I've heard there is.

I'm intrigued by the idea of a cimabasso wrapped like a tuba, basically a bass trombonium. Bell forward (removable bell) and it would be compact enough one could travel with it easily. It could be in F or Eb, maybe both, since it would be a cylindrical instrument
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:20 pm

Heliconer wrote:Any hope for a French C Tuba?

You may be in luck! :)
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby BrooklynBass » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:58 pm

Any more teasers regarding the CC helicon?

Prototype status?

A photo mockup?

Napkin drawing?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby DavidBalcerzak » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:58 pm

A french c tuba would be so great!!!!
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby bisontuba » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:00 pm

DavidBalcerzak wrote:A french c tuba would be so great!!!!



Why?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Heliconer » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:25 pm

bisontuba wrote:
DavidBalcerzak wrote:A french c tuba would be so great!!!!



Why?


For me it would be a do all. I play a lot of 1st tuba parts in quintets and in ensembles, and find myself playing a great many baritone gigs these days. It would be nice to not have to take a different axe to every gig.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:29 am

Heliconer wrote:For me it would be a do all.

Certainly for French tuba players it was a do it all tuba for over 100 years
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby DavidBalcerzak » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:16 pm

I agree a french c tuba would be a great all around horn, you could play euphonium parts while also covering tuba parts, it is the best all around instrument to do that.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby DavidBalcerzak » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:28 pm

How about a contrabass trumpet or a contrabass french horn both modeled after Roger Bobo's instruments
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Steginkt » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:21 pm

Is there a reason the Michigan is being discontinued?
It seemed to be a really solid horn.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:50 am

Steginkt wrote:Is there a reason the Michigan is being discontinued?
It seemed to be a really solid horn.


The main reason is we have new piston valve BBb tuba of similar size of our own design coming out to replace in the Wessex range.

That shares the valve set of our CC Wyvern tuba, and will be similarly a great player and solid horn!
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby chronolith » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:09 pm

Wagnertuben?

EDIT: Oops, already one there.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Three Valves » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:44 am

How about and improved design/knockoff of one of them tuba belts/slings that cost too much??
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby MoCoTubaBone » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:08 pm

Apologies if it has been mentioned already but a 5 Rotary Valve Front Action Euphonium?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby DouglasJB » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:20 pm

Yes!!! Perfect Bydlo horn
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby kmorgancraw » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:12 am

Ok, here is an easy one! With the pictures of horns on your website, include a schematic type picture detailing the dimensions of the instruments. Outer bow circumferences, widths, distance from point A to B etc. We want to be able to make sight unseen impulse purchases with confidence.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby BrooklynBass » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:31 pm

BrooklynBass wrote:Any more teasers regarding the CC helicon?

Prototype status?

A photo mockup?

Napkin drawing?


Bump :)
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:40 am

Nothing more for now. We have planned and will be out 2018
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Michael Bush » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:33 pm

I don't personally want one, and I get that Wessex is no longer really the company to produce it, but I continue to wonder why no one has had an instrument made in China that references the 187/188.
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