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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

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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

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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...


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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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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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

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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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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Mark Finley » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:41 am

Jonathan, have you ever looked into building a true "suitcase tuba"?

Not a compact travel tuba, but a 3/4 horn with a removable bell and maybe a folding valve section that can be put inside a suitcase

I can find a couple different examples for you if you aren't familiar with what I'm talking about. You wouldn't need to invent a whole new horn, just modify one you already offer
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby bort » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:22 am

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


There is a small but interested group if people who want this. I've always wanted this too but there are very few options.

A few Cerveny models, which can be okay, or the Alex 164 CC... which is a cut down BBb and a mess... A real Kaiserr CC would be neat. However, at some point, Wessex has to meet demand, and not just fill in the missing combinations of everything based on a few people and potential sales.
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Postby Wyvern » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:43 pm

Teditiks wrote: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?

I want to get out 2019, but it has got to wait its place in line. Wessex is keeping both the measuring ladies and tooling department at factory working to full capacity, so I don’t want to send more their way until they catch up :wink:
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Postby Wyvern » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:47 pm

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.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:50 pm

Mark Finley wrote:Jonathan, have you ever looked into building a true "suitcase tuba"?

Not a compact travel tuba, but a 3/4 horn with a removable bell and maybe a folding valve section that can be put inside a suitcase

I can find a couple different examples for you if you aren't familiar with what I'm talking about. You wouldn't need to invent a whole new horn, just modify one you already offer

I am not sure what you mean, so do send me PM with details
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Ken Crawford » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:47 am

Wyvern wrote:
Mark Finley wrote:Jonathan, have you ever looked into building a true "suitcase tuba"?

Not a compact travel tuba, but a 3/4 horn with a removable bell and maybe a folding valve section that can be put inside a suitcase

I can find a couple different examples for you if you aren't familiar with what I'm talking about. You wouldn't need to invent a whole new horn, just modify one you already offer

I am not sure what you mean, so do send me PM with details



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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Mark Finley » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:08 am

This one too. Love the folding valves

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