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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:26 am
by Wyvern
kmorgancraw wrote: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.
We have done back to back comparison using German Minibal linkages and they made no discernible difference. Previous rotary valve problems have been due to failings in process quality control and cleaning which have now been identified and addressed

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:00 pm
by Steginkt
I would be interested to see more collaboration with multiple 'Tuba whisperers'. I could only imagone what kind of ideas a meeting of the minds between the leading names in frankentubadom could come up with.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:29 am
by Heliconer
Any hope for a French C Tuba?

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:20 pm
by Wyvern
Heliconer wrote:Any hope for a French C Tuba?
You may be in luck! :)

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:58 pm
by Ltrain
Any more teasers regarding the CC helicon?

Prototype status?

A photo mockup?

Napkin drawing?

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:58 pm
by DavidBalcerzak
A french c tuba would be so great!!!!

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:00 pm
by bisontuba
DavidBalcerzak wrote:A french c tuba would be so great!!!!

Why?

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:25 pm
by Heliconer
bisontuba wrote:
DavidBalcerzak wrote:A french c tuba would be so great!!!!

Why?
For me it would be a do all. I play a lot of 1st tuba parts in quintets and in ensembles, and find myself playing a great many baritone gigs these days. It would be nice to not have to take a different axe to every gig.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:29 am
by Wyvern
Heliconer wrote: For me it would be a do all.
Certainly for French tuba players it was a do it all tuba for over 100 years

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:16 pm
by DavidBalcerzak
I agree a french c tuba would be a great all around horn, you could play euphonium parts while also covering tuba parts, it is the best all around instrument to do that.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:28 pm
by DavidBalcerzak
How about a contrabass trumpet or a contrabass french horn both modeled after Roger Bobo's instruments

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:21 pm
by Steginkt
Is there a reason the Michigan is being discontinued?
It seemed to be a really solid horn.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:50 am
by Wyvern
Steginkt wrote:Is there a reason the Michigan is being discontinued?
It seemed to be a really solid horn.
The main reason is we have new piston valve BBb tuba of similar size of our own design coming out to replace in the Wessex range.

That shares the valve set of our CC Wyvern tuba, and will be similarly a great player and solid horn!

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:09 pm
by chronolith
Wagnertuben?

EDIT: Oops, already one there.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:44 am
by Three Valves
How about and improved design/knockoff of one of them tuba belts/slings that cost too much??

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:08 pm
by MoCoTubaBone
Apologies if it has been mentioned already but a 5 Rotary Valve Front Action Euphonium?

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:20 pm
by DouglasJB
Yes!!! Perfect Bydlo horn

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:12 am
by Ken Crawford
Ok, here is an easy one! With the pictures of horns on your website, include a schematic type picture detailing the dimensions of the instruments. Outer bow circumferences, widths, distance from point A to B etc. We want to be able to make sight unseen impulse purchases with confidence.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:31 pm
by Ltrain
BrooklynBass wrote:Any more teasers regarding the CC helicon?

Prototype status?

A photo mockup?

Napkin drawing?
Bump :)

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:40 am
by Wyvern
Nothing more for now. We have planned and will be out 2018