Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

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I'd love to see a 6-valve cimbasso in a 5+1 configuration. Tempest currently offers one built off the same Rudy Meinl bugle, but the valve block is a total mess and the horn is not very ergonomic. Maybe include a 1st and 2nd valve tuning slide levers and perhaps a detachable bell for easier transport.
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What about a nice 3/4 CC tuba? Thinking along the lines of a 184 that works well in pit, chamber music, or small ensembles?
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Better yet, something similar to the 184 with a 2182 bell.
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Steginkt wrote:Better yet, something similar to the 184 with a 2182 bell.
Just buy Ben's tuba, and be done with it! :)
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bort wrote:
Steginkt wrote:Better yet, something similar to the 184 with a 2182 bell.
Just buy Ben's tuba, and be done with it! :)
? I am curious. Why would a 2182 bell on 184 be good???
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Smaller bell, quicker response?
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I guess I should explain my thinking. Nowadays, many high school players are being pushed into learning CC. However, as small and as un-moneyed as I was in high school, i had to settle for clinging on to a lovely 186 BBb for dear life. If there had perhaps been a cheap small CC tuba at the time, I definitely would have looked into buying one, especially as a junior or senior preparing to go off to school
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I would not rule out adding a small CC tuba to range later (won't be this year), but think a front piston tuba would be more popular than high bell rotary version.
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Possibly with the larger 821 bell?
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I'd like to see a CC 4/4 "Anton." I know you've got the "Mahler" but I just can't get over the looks of that tall bell.

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KKORO wrote:I'd like to see a CC 4/4 "Anton." I know you've got the "Mahler" but I just can't get over the looks of that tall bell.

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The Anton will be in stock at Wessex Michigan store by the end of the month. I have been playing an Anton a lot myself of recent both with band and orchestra (Prokofiev 5 and Mahler 1). I have had no problems with intonation and love the sound from it. I have had positive feedback from conductors and trombones too.
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A Moritz or Bruckner tuba (check out the Szentpali videos!) with a modern valve section!
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Possibly a Rotary BAT? Like a Rudy copy or york style with a rotary valve section.
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BBruce107 wrote:Possibly a Rotary BAT? Like a Rudy copy or york style with a rotary valve section.
Is that CC or BBb?
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A CC or BBb. My preference would be a CC as I am primarily a CC player but I know a lot of BBb players that would adore having a rotary BAT.
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Or Neptune like, seeing as there is a nice gold brass Neptune to base the design off of
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Before you go building another rotary tuba, please invest some effort into improving your valve linkage setups. Right now you've got some well designed tubas that play great, hobbled by less than impressive rotary valves. If Schiller can get real German Minibal linkages on their tubas I bet you can as well.
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Something like this perhaps?

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A York Shape piston f tuba
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guillaumedu wrote:A York Shape piston f tuba
Big Mouth Brass sells one of those already.
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