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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:56 am
by UDELBR
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:33 am
by Wyvern
bloke wrote:I particularly admire the microphone placement.
I hope he has got quiet valves!

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:33 am
by Three Valves
How about a Cyber Monday Sale?? :)

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:07 am
by Wyvern
Three Valves wrote:How about a Cyber Monday Sale?? :)
We do have a Cyber Monday sale, but just on student cornet and trumpet

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:12 am
by Three Valves
Thanks!!

No wonder I missed it....

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:41 am
by Haggis Fed
UncleBeer wrote:Image
Here it is in action

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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:39 pm
by tubaguybern
A rudy 6/4 sized horn would be unbelievable

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:30 am
by rumhud
(Never mind!)

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:05 pm
by Bob Kolada
An ascending Bb/C/F contrabass trombone designed by J.C. Sherman.


I'd love to see a compact (tuba shaped) smaller bore cimbasso/bass trombone, perhaps with a recording bell and F/Eb capability.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:07 am
by southtubist
What about an all Thayer valved tuba? I can see that engineering that valve section might be difficult, but I wonder how it would play.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:51 pm
by Steve Marcus
Perhaps someone could verify what appeared on the Internet (very trustworthy, of course):

Gronitz instruments are now being built by Andreas Klingspor.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:59 pm
by jtuba
http://www.gronitztuba.de/index.php?id=71" target="_blank,

Looks like contact info has been updated.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:48 am
by BBruce107
I would be interested in seeing a similar design to the new compensating CC only in F. I know Besson made a few compensating F tubas and it would benefit a lot of players who play F to not have to do so much slide pulling and odd finger combos.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:47 pm
by Ken Crawford
BBruce107 wrote:I would be interested in seeing a similar design to the new compensating CC only in F. I know Besson made a few compensating F tubas and it would benefit a lot of players who play F to not have to do so much slide pulling and odd finger combos.
A Wessex compensating F is in the works I believe.

Which makes me think, how about an "in the works" section on the Wessex website? So many new instruments coming out and it's hard to keep track of them all between here and Facebook. Put them all in one section on your website.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:24 pm
by Wyvern
Nothing can be certain until prototype completed and successful, but here are some plans to help people consider their spending;

To be on website shorty (certain)

French C tuba (6-valves)
Compensated Bb 4-valve baritone
4/4 front piston BBb tuba (4 and 5 valve versions)
19” bell front valve compensated Eb tuba
Over the shoulder Eb tuba/saxhorn
New Bass trombone (designed by Chis Stearn of Scottish Opera)
New F Contrabass trombone with regular rotary valves
New Bb/F 0.547” tenor trombone (in the slide tuning)
Duplex two bell euphonium
3/4 compensated front valve CC tuba Hussar

Under development 2018

6/4 British 3+1 Compensated BBb Leviathan
British 3+1 compensated F tuba
CC Helicon
Fully handmade new compensated euphonium with trigger
German Kaiser BBb tuba
CC/BBb piston valve cimbasso
Handmade front piston F tuba
0.75” bore Monster Eb tuba (new design)

And others not yet planned...which may even be out first if ‘quick-win’

Sorry I won’t enter into discussion on the details of the above although are happy to consider ideas you post

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:48 am
by UDELBR
Wyvern wrote:Nothing can be certain until prototype completed and successful
Yep. Instrument design still involves a big slice of trial and error. I was told at the Melton (Meinl-Weston) plant years ago that fully 3/4 of their prototypes end up taken apart or hidden away because they had wonky intonation or inconsistent resonance ('dead' areas).

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:39 am
by Sousaswag
Both those Eb's sound exciting. Before I bought the BBb, I nearly got a Pt-22p.. I'll have to keep an eye on this forum now!

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:26 pm
by dasanchezr
What about a CC 6/4 rotary tuba? Something in the line with a Neptune or similar

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:59 am
by Wyvern
dasanchezr wrote:What about a CC 6/4 rotary tuba? Something in the line with a Neptune or similar
We could, but I perceive low demand against piston valves 6/4 CC. Maybe in 2019?

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:25 pm
by kathott
New Models: The (old) British F Tuba.
Many requests here seem intent on obtaining a cheaper version of existing models, or tweaking previous design concepts. Financial priorities are a reality, but sometimes short sighted. When cost is the overriding factor, the musical gains often suffer.
My own personal desire would be to bring back a "lost sound" - that of the old B&H "F" tuba, a sound now only heard via recordings. We have a huge lot of German and American type instruments now, even a revival of the old French tuba. However, considering the fact that many late Romantic/early modern British composers used the old British "F" as their model, I feel that a market exists for such an instrument, with real performance potential.