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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby dasanchezr » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:59 am

Wyvern wrote:
dasanchezr wrote:It would be really nice to get something similar to that Kaiser BBb but in CC

I will not rule out, but I don’t think the Kaiser BBb is really suitable for successfully adapting. Would require something new, maybe inspired by my Neptune, but I would hope better still. When I now try my Neptune back to back with the new Chicago CC, it is to be honest just not as responsive.


I can totally see the idea of using a Neptune, I used to own a one too (beautiful tone I must add) and I can also see the York models being way more responsive especially the Pressense, if it had to be inspired on it I would suggest a smaller bell like you did with the Chicago model maybe 19” (48cm).
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby IsaacTuba » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:29 am

I'd like to see a bigger selection of F tubas. I heard the Berg is a fantastic tuba but I'd still like to see a bit more variety like what you have with your Eb tubas.

Perhaps maybe a piston F or a 6-valve rotary F. A larger size one maybe in 5/4 or 6/4 would be nice.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Doc » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:03 pm

IsaacTuba wrote:I'd like to see a bigger selection of F tubas. I heard the Berg is a fantastic tuba but I'd still like to see a bit more variety like what you have with your Eb tubas.

Perhaps maybe a piston F or a 6-valve rotary F. A larger size one maybe in 5/4 or 6/4 would be nice.


I'm looking forward to the new rotary F. I want something that is well-made, plays in tune without issues, has a responsive low range, and doesn't cost a fortune.

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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:38 pm

IsaacTuba wrote:I'd like to see a bigger selection of F tubas. I heard the Berg is a fantastic tuba but I'd still like to see a bit more variety like what you have with your Eb tubas.

Perhaps maybe a piston F or a 6-valve rotary F. A larger size one maybe in 5/4 or 6/4 would be nice.

A 6-valve is made, the TF436H - to be exhibited at the Midwest next week...and Washington DC and TMEA.

The incredible British F tuba will also be made in 5-valve front action piston configuration, while Chuck Nickles has a large piston F in design. By this time next year, Wessex will have all varieties of F tuba in the range.

These will all be made high-grade, which means handmade by craftsmen, and not on the production line.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Casca Grossa » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:22 am

For us aging guys, I'd love to see a variety of Bombino sized tubas in BBb, CC, Eb, and F in both rotary and piston. If you made a CC and/or Eb in that size with 5 rotors, I'd be first in line. (hint)
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby TubaDude » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:22 pm

What's up with the CC Helicon??? Had heard it was coming in 2018, there are only a few more weeks left in 2018.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby WakinAZ » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:04 pm

What is the update on the German Kaiser BBb?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:36 am

TubaDude wrote:What's up with the CC Helicon??? Had heard it was coming in 2018, there are only a few more weeks left in 2018.

Still on its way, but got pushed back in schedule to prioritise other new horns. Now expect out by ITEC conference
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:40 am

WakinAZ wrote:What is the update on the German Kaiser BBb?
-Eric (von Schteric)

The Kaiser is a big success going by feedback from those professionals which have play tested. The prototype is now being played in a leading German orchestra (for Wagner Siegfried). The first production batch should be available April 2019.

The second prototype will be at Midwest, DC and TMEA.

With the Kaiser, Wessex really moves onto the next level, with new large ornate bell engraving; and with option of German Voigt valves and made from German brass - and of course all hand-hammered by the craftsmen of our high-grade team
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Postby WakinAZ » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:55 pm

Thanks Jonathan. Any chance of a pic or? two..
Edit: Never mind, I saw them on your Facebook page. I'm not on Facebook but it let me see them anyway.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby jpwell » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:52 pm

Chicago showroom?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:54 pm

jpwell wrote:Chicago showroom?

For various logistical reasons the showroom will now open February
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby DouglasJB » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:21 pm

Any update on the 4P1R 6/4 Eb?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:12 pm

DouglasJB wrote:Any update on the 4P1R 6/4 Eb?

Should be out during second half of 2019
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Three Valves » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:35 pm

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jpwell wrote:Chicago showroom?

For various logistical reasons the showroom will now open February

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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby bloke » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:37 pm

I would like to see a copy of the Harvard BBBb, except in CCC, outfitted with six axial flow valves...fabricated of carbon fiber...oh...and maroon-and-gold, please.
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Postby MN_TimTuba » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:29 pm

bloke wrote:I would like to see a copy of the Harvard BBBb, except in CCC, outfitted with six axial flow valves...fabricated of carbon fiber...oh...and maroon-and-gold, please.

At least you said "please." Check your stocking next Christmas...
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby BBruce107 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:34 am

I would love to see a large 5v rotary CC similar to a PT6 or PT7.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Xenol » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:54 am

G/D English Bass trombone, 'bout time the chainsaw had a renaissance. I would imagine construction wouldn't be too hard since you have experience with long slides from your bass sackbut.

Bass fanfare-trumpet, preferably in Bb/F rather then G like the foul old Besson ones.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby LowBrassNYC » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:46 am

4-valve rotary bass trumpet in F/Eb
• additional slides to allow the horn to be played in both F and Eb
• interchangeable receiver/leadpipe to allow for contralto mouthpiece (such as Bach 9AT) and small-bore trombone mouthpiece
• appropriate for 2nd/3rd F trumpet parts in Romantic works, as well an Eb bass trumpet option to be historically appropriate for the Ring Cycle, Rite of Spring, and other works.
• main slide tuning jigger that raises and lowers pitch
• Bore: 11.5mm
• Bell: 165mm
• yellow and gold brass options
• lacquer and silver plated options

5-valve rotary Kaiser baritone/tenor tuba
• upright bell
• large bore
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