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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Teditiks » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:56 am

Dunno if the thread has ceased, but I'd like to see a Eb tornister and a Gnagey with rotary valves.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby WakinAZ » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:05 pm

5/4 rotary BBb please. e.g., Fafner or Cerveny Kaiser. Or at least a miraclone 191 BBb.

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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Douglas » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:31 pm

A high quality either plastic or wood cimbasso case that has latches, instead of the zipper.

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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:37 pm

Douglas wrote:A high quality either plastic or wood cimbasso case that has latches, instead of the zipper.

The Wessex cimbasso case is already wooden with latches
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Heliconer » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:09 am

https://imgur.com/gallery/wPmH3

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I want one of these. You could call this a Normaphone, though, real normaphone don't look this similar to saxes!
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby MoCoTubaBone » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:39 am

Luzern and Danube in all yellow brass???
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:17 am

MoCoTubaBone wrote:Luzern and Danube in all yellow brass???

We can supply those to order, but cannot keep inventory of too many choices
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Heliconer » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:49 pm

Any thoughts of producing a French C (6 valves) Tuba?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby DavidBalcerzak » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:50 pm

I second a french c tuba ( six valves ) would be great
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby UncleBeer » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:45 pm

I third that! (but I already have one...)
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:20 am

A French C tuba is a future possibility if we could find a good one to use as a basis. The couple I have played were not good enough.

If we did eventually make, I would propose with modern fingering like a 6-valve F tuba
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby kmorgancraw » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:42 am

Wyvern wrote:A French C tuba is a future possibility if we could find a good one to use as a basis. The couple I have played were not good enough.

If we did eventually make, I would propose with modern fingering like a 6-valve F tuba



Couldn't you just "cut" a Euphonium to C?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:18 pm

kmorgancraw wrote:Couldn't you just "cut" a Euphonium to C?

A French C tuba does not sound like a euphonium I believe - it is one of the saxhorn family
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby DouglasJB » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:58 pm

Again a good piston F would be nice
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby UncleBeer » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:19 pm

Wyvern wrote:A French C tuba is a future possibility if we could find a good one to use as a basis. The couple I have played were not good enough.

If we did eventually make, I would propose with modern fingering like a 6-valve F tuba

It'd be great if you made 'em in original configuration, if for no other reason than authenticity. The 6th valve (drops the horn a 5th) isn't really necessary though; just adds a bunch of straight tubing which ends up making the instrument sound bass-trombony.

Here you can see the back of mine: the 5th is originally a half-step, but comes with a clever extension which makes a whole-step. Pretty cool.

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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby arpthark » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:28 pm

UncleBeer wrote:
Wyvern wrote:A French C tuba is a future possibility if we could find a good one to use as a basis. The couple I have played were not good enough.

If we did eventually make, I would propose with modern fingering like a 6-valve F tuba

It'd be great if you made 'em in original configuration, if for no other reason than authenticity. The 6th valve (drops the horn a 5th) isn't really necessary though; just adds a bunch of straight tubing which ends up making the instrument sound bass-trombony.

Here you can see the back of mine: the 5th is originally a half-step, but comes with a clever extension which makes a whole-step. Pretty cool.

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Very interesting. What are the other valves tuned to?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby UncleBeer » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:31 pm

arpthark wrote:Very interesting. What are the other valves tuned to?


1 and 2 are 'normal'. 3rd was originally a major 3rd (2+3) instead of a minor 3rd (1+2) but I cut it to a minor 3rd. 4th is a 4th (1+3).
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Heliconer » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:21 pm

UncleBeer wrote:
arpthark wrote:Very interesting. What are the other valves tuned to?


1 and 2 are 'normal'. 3rd was originally a major 3rd (2+3) instead of a minor 3rd (1+2) but I cut it to a minor 3rd. 4th is a 4th (1+3).


What mouthpiece do you use? Is it a large Euph, Tuba or perhaps something in between, like a Contrabone piece?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby UncleBeer » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:52 am

Heliconer wrote:
What mouthpiece do you use? Is it a large Euph, Tuba or perhaps something in between, like a Contrabone piece?


I use a Yamaha Bobo tenor tuba mouthpiece, only because I used this instrument extensively with my orchestra, and I just needed a bigger piece to keep up with the rest of the brass. Here are pictures (L to R) of the original mouthpiece that came with the horn, a Schilke 51D, and the Bobo piece:

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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby kmorgancraw » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:53 pm

A quality 3/4 BBb/CC tuba. Something inspired by the Conn 2-3-4-5J family maybe, maybe larger bore. Definitely 4 piston valve (opt 5th rotor), and valve front. Offer a CC and a BBb version like Conn. Anything like that in the hopper?
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