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New Wessex Tenor and Contrabass trombones

Postby Wyvern » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:52 pm

I am pleased to present you two new Wessex trombones designed by Chuck Nickles (ex-US Army band, Europe)

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On the left is our new large bore (0.547”) PBF549 tenor trombone which is fully handmade and has in the slide tuning. It has regular rotary valves and you will note the distinctive Wyvern cut-out brace which we are also fitting to future sackbut. It can be made different thicknesses of metal to balance for the particular instrument.

On the right you can see Wessex new PF588 F contrabass trombone. This also has regular rotary valves and comes with slides for valves so the D trigger can be changed to C and the Db trigger changed to Bb.

Both trombones will be availble 2018 together with Wessex new bass trombone, PBF565 designed by Chris Stearn - pictures and details of which I will post later after production prototype is approved by Chris.
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Re: New Wessex Tenor and Contrabass trombones

Postby Mark Finley » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:02 pm

So excited to try the new valves on the contrabass. It's going to be a great upgrade from what's being offered currently.
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Re: New Wessex Tenor and Contrabass trombones

Postby Bob Kolada » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:41 pm

What position is the contra's bell at? Does it have a regular length receiver?
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Re: New Wessex Tenor and Contrabass trombones

Postby Mark Finley » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:25 pm

The bell on mine is placed a touch closer than 3rd position. (is that what you are asking?)

The normal shank seems to be a thein shank, meaning it's little larger than bass trombone, but not nearly large enough for tuba. The leadpipe can be removed to use a tuba mouthpiece, but I would not recommend it
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Re: New Wessex Tenor and Contrabass trombones

Postby bububassboner » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:38 pm

3rd is now at the bell. You're welcome.
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