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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby bort » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:16 am

Wyvern wrote:
jpwell wrote:Any word on the showroom in Chicago when it will be open.

Contracts are just beginning signed. Should be open December.


Oh wow... will it be *in* Chicago, or in the Chicago area?

I travel down to the Loop for work a few times per year, curious if it'd be nearby...
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:27 am

bort wrote:
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jpwell wrote:Any word on the showroom in Chicago when it will be open.

Contracts are just beginning signed. Should be open December.


Oh wow... will it be *in* Chicago, or in the Chicago area?

I travel down to the Loop for work a few times per year, curious if it'd be nearby...

It will be near O’Hare airport - we want to be easy to reach for people flying into Chicago. We are aiming to make it the best tuba showroom in the world with the full Wessex range available to see and play test.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Mark Finley » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:37 am

That's pretty cool Jonathan. I guess that also means you'll never have a reason to not display at Midwest every year.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:21 am

Mark Finley wrote:That's pretty cool Jonathan. I guess that also means you'll never have a reason to not display at Midwest every year.

We will be at Midwest, Army Workshop Washington DC, TMEA and ITEC
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Steve Marcus » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:45 am

bort wrote:
Wyvern wrote:
jpwell wrote:Any word on the showroom in Chicago when it will be open.

Contracts are just beginning signed. Should be open December.


Oh wow... will it be *in* Chicago, or in the Chicago area?

I travel down to the Loop for work a few times per year, curious if it'd be nearby...


If you are already in The Loop, you can take a train to a station that is 1/4 mile walk from the new showroom.

We’ll announce specifics when we’re closer to the opening date.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby bort » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:57 am

Cool... I fly into O'Hare when I visit, so it sounds like it should be very easy from there as well.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Mark Finley » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:12 pm

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Mark Finley wrote:That's pretty cool Jonathan. I guess that also means you'll never have a reason to not display at Midwest every year.

We will be at Midwest, Army Workshop Washington DC, TMEA and ITEC


Cool, I'll be at 3 out of 4 of those

I don't do Chicago in December....
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Mark Finley » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:21 am

Carl Kleinsteuber has an Eb tuba he made himself that is one of the best tubas I've ever had the pleasure of playing. It's phenomenal in every way. Truly a BAT Eb, the tone of a great CC with the lightning response of a great Eb

That's what I want. His horn. Period. If I can't have it, how about a really well made copy of it?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:35 am

Mark Finley wrote:Carl Kleinsteuber has an Eb tuba he made himself that is one of the best tubas I've ever had the pleasure of playing. It's phenomenal in every way. Truly a BAT Eb, the tone of a great CC with the lightning response of a great Eb

That's what I want. His horn. Period. If I can't have it, how about a really well made copy of it?

I have played Carl’s Eb and agree it is a great playing tuba. A Wessex 6/4 Eb is planned, so watch this space!
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby DouglasJB » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:14 pm

Will the 6/4 Eb stick to a compensating design or will we see a 4p 1r?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:31 am

DouglasJB wrote:Will the 6/4 Eb stick to a compensating design or will we see a 4p 1r?

Initially a 4+1 with 3+1 compensated version later. It will also be hand-hammered so will compliment existing range, rather than replacing another model
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Teditiks » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:11 am

Wyvern wrote:
Mark Finley wrote:Carl Kleinsteuber has an Eb tuba he made himself that is one of the best tubas I've ever had the pleasure of playing. It's phenomenal in every way. Truly a BAT Eb, the tone of a great CC with the lightning response of a great Eb

That's what I want. His horn. Period. If I can't have it, how about a really well made copy of it?

I have played Carl’s Eb and agree it is a great playing tuba. A Wessex 6/4 Eb is planned, so watch this space!



Oh how sweet that sounds to my ears.... :) Really good news, it pays off to wait a wee bit....
Do you have an estimated launch for this one, will it be 2019 or 2020?

To paraphrase Harry Potter, You are seriously up to a lot of good ;)

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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby dasanchezr » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:44 pm

It would be really nice to get something similar to that Kaiser BBb but in CC
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