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?
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.
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.
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
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.