Wessex Tubas - what would you like? Bookmark and Share

TubeNet Sponsors make TubeNet possible!

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Heliconer » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:58 pm

I'd like a 4 valve, front action version of the Boston BBb. Perhaps even a CC version.
Bore is .660

Image
User avatar
Heliconer
bugler
bugler
 
Posts: 136
Joined: Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:30 am

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby MedicineMan » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:41 pm

Have you considered offering a rotary version of the Wyvern?
MedicineMan
lurker
lurker
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:08 pm
Location: Western Iowa

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:12 pm

MedicineMan wrote:Have you considered offering a rotary version of the Wyvern?

I think we already have one joining the Wessex range during 2017, our new TC491 Anton CC.

Bell: 450mm
Bore 20-21mm
Attachments
TC491L_0163-min-2.jpeg
TC491L_0163-min-2.jpeg (61.28 KiB) Viewed 889 times
TC491L_0169-min-2.jpeg
TC491L_0169-min-2.jpeg (68.54 KiB) Viewed 889 times
See our fantastic new website at www.Wessex-Tubas.com

Visit our Facebook page
User avatar
Wyvern
Wessex Tubas
Wessex Tubas
 
Posts: 4803
Joined: Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:00 pm
Location: Hampshire, England when not travelling around the world on Wessex business

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:17 pm

Heliconer wrote:I'd like a 4 valve, front action version of the Boston BBb. Perhaps even a CC version.
Bore is .660

What is so special about that tuba?
See our fantastic new website at www.Wessex-Tubas.com

Visit our Facebook page
User avatar
Wyvern
Wessex Tubas
Wessex Tubas
 
Posts: 4803
Joined: Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:00 pm
Location: Hampshire, England when not travelling around the world on Wessex business

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Heliconer » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:35 pm

Wyvern wrote:
Heliconer wrote:I'd like a 4 valve, front action version of the Boston BBb. Perhaps even a CC version.
Bore is .660

What is so special about that tuba?


For me, mine has been one of the most pleasing quintet horns I've ever used. It's compact, and despite the small bore, and as a result of the large bows and bell throat, I never find myself approaching an edgy tone with it. Response is nice, and the intonation is very pleasant.

I'm a fan of alternate fingers, so the idea of one of these with 4 valves makes me drool.
User avatar
Heliconer
bugler
bugler
 
Posts: 136
Joined: Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:30 am

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Heliconer » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:41 pm

Wyvern wrote:
Heliconer wrote:I'd like a 4 valve, front action version of the Boston BBb. Perhaps even a CC version.
Bore is .660

What is so special about that tuba?


In regards to what is actually special about it, Boston is the earliest known American Manufacturer of BBb Tubas. This model is where it all started for us here on this side of the pond.
User avatar
Heliconer
bugler
bugler
 
Posts: 136
Joined: Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:30 am

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby UncleBeer » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:59 pm

Is a Thor clone a possibility?
User avatar
UncleBeer
pro musician
pro musician
 
Posts: 1480
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 2:07 am

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:21 am

UncleBeer wrote:Is a Thor clone a possibility?

I think the answer to that one is no! Our current excellent TC590 Wyvern CC is of similar size and fills that slot in the range. Also I do not like making clones of currently available models.
See our fantastic new website at www.Wessex-Tubas.com

Visit our Facebook page
User avatar
Wyvern
Wessex Tubas
Wessex Tubas
 
Posts: 4803
Joined: Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:00 pm
Location: Hampshire, England when not travelling around the world on Wessex business

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby MedicineMan » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:53 am

Wyvern wrote:
MedicineMan wrote:Have you considered offering a rotary version of the Wyvern?

I think we already have one joining the Wessex range during 2017, our new TC491 Anton CC.

Bell: 450mm
Bore 20-21mm


Sorry, I completely forgot about the Anton. Looking forward to checking it out!

On another front, are there any plans on the horizon for new F tuba models?
MedicineMan
lurker
lurker
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:08 pm
Location: Western Iowa

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:18 am

MedicineMan wrote:On another front, are there any plans on the horizon for new F tuba models?

We hope to have a new piston valve F tuba in the not too distant future. Wessex tuba designer Chuck Nickles is working on it.
See our fantastic new website at www.Wessex-Tubas.com

Visit our Facebook page
User avatar
Wyvern
Wessex Tubas
Wessex Tubas
 
Posts: 4803
Joined: Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:00 pm
Location: Hampshire, England when not travelling around the world on Wessex business

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby circusboy » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:07 pm

I'd love to see a Gnome with piston valves and a bell-front design. Seems to me that would be the perfect jazz horn. I know it would need to be larger than the current Gnome, but that's a horn that has room for 'larger.'

And that Sonorophone on page 4 looks pretty dang cool.
User avatar
circusboy
4 valves
4 valves
 
Posts: 506
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:15 pm
Location: City of Angels

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Three Valves » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:17 pm

The US site lists an Eb sousaphone while the UK site lists a Bb.

Does that make sense??
User avatar
Three Valves
6 valves
6 valves
 
Posts: 2060
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:44 am
Location: The Land of Pleasant Living

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby MoCoTubaBone » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:19 pm

This.

Conn 2J CC wrote:Jonathan - Thank you for your company's contributions to today's low brass instrument market, especially. This may be getting really picky, but I wonder if there would be a significant market for an F Contrabass Trombone with specifications close to the following -

1. Key of F, with inline Db (lower lever) and C (thumb lever) rotary valves. Obviously, this would be an F/Db/C/A Contra that's a perfect fourth lower than the standard Bb double-valve Bass Trombones marketed today (Bb/Gb/F/D). Many Trombonists might find adapting from a Bb Bass Bone to an F Contra like this to be more to their liking.

2. Dual bore 15.6 mm (.615") to 16.13 mm (.635") hand slide. I took these bore sizes from the larger side of your BBb Contrabass Trombone's slide, and the bore of a Mirafone BBb Contrabass Trombone slide, respectively.

3. C valve bore size - 16.66 mm (.656") and Db valve bore size - 17.49 mm (.687"). Both are clearly very common bore sizes for Tuba valves, and hopefully logical bore size increases from the dual bore slide suggestions.

Hopefully such specifications (15.6/16.13/16.66/17.49 mm = .615/.635/.656/.687") would create an F Contrabass Trombone that would sound distinctly larger than a Bb Bass Trombone, without sounding tubby or un-Trombone-like. On the other hand, I may also be proving that I should just sit down and enjoy what the rest of you are discussing, because I really don't understand instrument design at all. I just thought I'd put this out here for consideration. Thank you for your time.
MoCoTubaBone
lurker
lurker
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:03 pm
Location: Rockville, MD

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby BBruce107 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:49 pm

Perhaps a Cimbasso in BBb or CC. +1 for a 6/4 CC as well. Maybe a Haggman valve bass trombone.
BBruce107
bugler
bugler
 
Posts: 187
Joined: Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:24 pm
Location: Michigan

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby DouglasJB » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:03 pm

Hagman valve bass trombone would be nice, definitely a cheaper option then other brands
DouglasJB
bugler
bugler
 
Posts: 241
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:47 pm

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby joshealejo » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:25 pm

+1 for Hagman bass bone!
User avatar
joshealejo
bugler
bugler
 
Posts: 72
Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:11 am
Location: Lima-Peru

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:54 am

Three Valves wrote:The US site lists an Eb sousaphone while the UK site lists a Bb.

Does that make sense??

Both BBb and Eb sousaphone are available in UK or USA. Some discrepancies have crept in with two websites.

However we have been very busy on building new website which I hope will go live next week (just finalising now). That will be one website replacing both of the old - mobile friendly to view on your phone, much better arranged to browse and search, more information, shopping cart covering everything, new models and with absolutely stunning new photos, so good you feel you can touch the horns. Look out for announcement of when the new site is up.
See our fantastic new website at www.Wessex-Tubas.com

Visit our Facebook page
User avatar
Wyvern
Wessex Tubas
Wessex Tubas
 
Posts: 4803
Joined: Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:00 pm
Location: Hampshire, England when not travelling around the world on Wessex business

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Three Valves » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:31 am

Great news, thanks!!
User avatar
Three Valves
6 valves
6 valves
 
Posts: 2060
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:44 am
Location: The Land of Pleasant Living

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby bloke » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:47 pm

Wyvern wrote:Some discrepancies have crept in with two websites.

finalising and finalizing


:D :wink:
User avatar
bloke
musician/technician/innovator
musician/technician/innovator
 
Posts: 38976
Joined: Sat May 08, 2004 6:04 pm
Location: western Tennessee

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby BBruce107 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:38 am

Another idea would be a copy of the Marzan CC tubas with the slant rotor set up, or a copy of the B&S Neptune.
BBruce107
bugler
bugler
 
Posts: 187
Joined: Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:24 pm
Location: Michigan

PreviousNext

Return to TubeNet Sponsors

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests