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Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Wed May 11, 2016 6:26 pm

You can hardly have failed to notice that Wessex Tubas has been bringing out new models of tuba and euphonium (as well as trombones and even cornet) at an unprecedented rate of more than one a month. Most of these are completely new models, or resurrections of classic ones of the past. This is thanks to a talented team of developers and very close relationship with what is probably the largest brass instrument factory there has ever been. There are more surprises on the way! :)

However what I would like to know is what you would really like made available? What would get your pulse racing?

Let's have your wishes... :idea:

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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby 58mark » Wed May 11, 2016 6:30 pm

I think you're going to get a lot of requests for a piston Valve F and CC tubas

Personally I would love a better attempt at a rotor tenor tuba, but I might be the only one
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby bort » Wed May 11, 2016 6:57 pm

Made in the UK? :)

Seems like kaiser BBb's are gaining popularity in the US, and were never unpopular in Europe. I'm not sure what your biggest rotary BBb is right now, but I'm sure something else could be done along those lines.
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Postby michael_glenn » Wed May 11, 2016 7:32 pm

I certainly think a CSO York copy would be tempting to lots of people if it were along the price line of other Chinese instruments.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby AnorakHorn » Wed May 11, 2016 7:50 pm

It would be great to see another entry into the British Tenor Horn market. After showcasing what Wessex can do with tuba designs, I would say you could quite easily create a better and more affordable option for horn players. Maybe a Wessex take on the Globe Plated Sovereigns...?

Another I would like to see is a small front action piston CC/BBb tuba. Something similar to the Yamaha 621 style instruments, with a small 15" or alike bell.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby 58mark » Wed May 11, 2016 8:43 pm

There already is a very nice chinese 621 CC copy. A member of this forum owns one, and as far as I know he's very happy with it. They are hard to find in America, so even Getting wessex to distribute them would be a nice accomplishment
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby UncleBeer » Wed May 11, 2016 9:21 pm

This would be nice. Big ol' Martin:

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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby AHynds » Wed May 11, 2016 11:14 pm

Compensating F tuba
French C tuba
Double-bell euphonium
6/4 CC tuba
Eb Helicon
G tuba (like Bobo's)
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby arpthark » Wed May 11, 2016 11:20 pm

michael_glenn wrote:I certainly think a CSO York copy would be tempting to lots of people if it were along the price line of other Chinese instruments.


+1. There's not a Chinese York-style 6/4 copy yet, is there?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby bort » Wed May 11, 2016 11:24 pm

BMB is made in China.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby 58mark » Wed May 11, 2016 11:26 pm

What about a rotor tuba with Marzan style rotor placement?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Cthuba » Thu May 12, 2016 12:15 am

I'm with everyone on the 6/4 tuba idea. Just a good one. CC or not, just a good 6/4. I'm down with a good BBb.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby UncleBeer » Thu May 12, 2016 6:52 am

How about valve blocks? There seems to be a weird embargo about selling valve blocks by themselves. I bet they'd sell...
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Three Valves » Thu May 12, 2016 7:58 am

AnorakHorn wrote:
Another I would like to see is a small front action piston CC/BBb tuba. Something similar to the Yamaha 621 style instruments, with a small 15" or alike bell.


In BBb, that's just what I'm looking for.

A Helicon would be nice too.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby cktuba » Thu May 12, 2016 8:28 am

Something like a 5/4 Rudy Meinl in CC and/or BBb.

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Or one of these....
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Bob Kolada » Thu May 12, 2016 10:20 am

UncleBeer wrote:This would be nice. Big ol' Martin:


:smile:

How about a dual bore slide option for bass trombone? A very small front piston bass tuba would be cool.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Thu May 12, 2016 10:33 am

Thanks for the ideas to date. I can say some of those are already in development or planned. But there are other good ideas we had not previously considered.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Michael Bush » Thu May 12, 2016 10:35 am

58mark wrote:There already is a very nice chinese 621 CC copy. A member of this forum owns one, and as far as I know he's very happy with it. They are hard to find in America, so even Getting wessex to distribute them would be a nice accomplishment

I've got one on order that will be here in a few weeks. Even though he doesn't stock them or put them on the Mack Brass web site, Tom McGrady got it for me.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Michael Bush » Thu May 12, 2016 10:36 am

This isn't a request for a particular instrument, but I do wonder if Jinbao could be persuaded to do something about the linkages on rotary tubas.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby 58mark » Thu May 12, 2016 10:47 am

Michael Bush wrote:This isn't a request for a particular instrument, but I do wonder if Jinbao could be persuaded to do something about the linkages on rotary tubas.



my next post was going to be to offer upgraded linkages for people that own older tubas with the bad linkage. I thought I heard that they have upgraded the linkage since my horn was made

I like the idea of being able to purchase a valve that as well.
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