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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby olaness1 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:32 am

If you came out with a rotary compensating Eb and/or Eb, I'd be all over it.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Ltrain » Sun May 17, 2020 4:42 pm

The rotors would need to be twice the height (and weight) of normal rotors. Wessex’s machining capabilities aside, would you really want to play a horn with requires heavier than normal springs and linkages to move these XL rotors?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby iiipopes » Sun May 17, 2020 8:16 pm

olaness1 wrote:If you came out with a rotary compensating Eb and/or Eb, I'd be all over it.

Hirsbrunner made a BBb 3-valve comp rotor; it didn't sell well. I sent an email to them years ago, and then they said they still had the tooling, a new tuba would cost me $25,000.
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