Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

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There doesn't seem to be a good workhorse high school tuba available from Wessex. A 4 valve, piston, front action, 4/4... perhaps around $2,000. As a band director, I would be ordering these.
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Tubaing wrote:There doesn't seem to be a good workhorse high school tuba available from Wessex. A 4 valve, piston, front action, 4/4... perhaps around $2,000. As a band director, I would be ordering these.
There will very shortly be our TB484 Dragon available for $2,825 (in lacquer). These will start arriving June, the first was just quality assured at factory this week. Not on website yet, as I have none in UK yet to photograph.
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Jonathan, how does that differ from this?

https://wessex-tubas.com/collections/tu ... erna-tb480" target="_blank
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Bob Kolada wrote:Jonathan, how does that differ from this?

https://wessex-tubas.com/collections/tu ... erna-tb480" target="_blank" target="_blank
The 4-valve version produced at lower price for school market
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Wyvern wrote:
Tubaing wrote:There doesn't seem to be a good workhorse high school tuba available from Wessex. A 4 valve, piston, front action, 4/4... perhaps around $2,000. As a band director, I would be ordering these.
There will very shortly be our TB484 Dragon available for $2,825 (in lacquer). These will start arriving June, the first was just quality assured at factory this week. Not on website yet, as I have none in UK yet to photograph.
Thank you! Will that include a hard case?
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Wyvern wrote: There will very shortly be our TB484 Dragon available for $2,825 (in lacquer). These will start arriving June, the first was just quality assured at factory this week. Not on website yet, as I have none in UK yet to photograph.
Cool.

When I first heard of Wessex I was interested in a Copy/Clone you called the "Ohio" or some such but it was not considered favorably.

I'm glad you will soon have an alternative that fills the void!!
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Tubaing wrote:
Wyvern wrote:
Tubaing wrote:There doesn't seem to be a good workhorse high school tuba available from Wessex. A 4 valve, piston, front action, 4/4... perhaps around $2,000. As a band director, I would be ordering these.
There will very shortly be our TB484 Dragon available for $2,825 (in lacquer). These will start arriving June, the first was just quality assured at factory this week. Not on website yet, as I have none in UK yet to photograph.
Thank you! Will that include a hard case?
Yes, a hard latched wheeled case
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Any update on the Piston F? Prototype photos?
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Ken Crawford wrote:Any update on the Piston F? Prototype photos?
The F tuba project has been one evolving with Chuck Nickles going through about 5 prototypes and we are now developing in consultation with top pro player. So it is taking a while, but will be worth the wait!
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Wyvern wrote:
Ken Crawford wrote:Any update on the Piston F? Prototype photos?
The F tuba project has been one evolving with Chuck Nickles going through about 5 prototypes and we are now developing in consultation with top pro player. So it is taking a while, but will be worth the wait!
Is there updates to the size of the piston F? I'm personally hoping for a middle of the road in terms of size.
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A Wessex NEPTUNE ROTARY 6/4 Tuba in silver!! Would be interesting
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Wyvern wrote:
Ken Crawford wrote:Any update on the Piston F? Prototype photos?
The F tuba project has been one evolving with Chuck Nickles going through about 5 prototypes and we are now developing in consultation with top pro player. So it is taking a while, but will be worth the wait!
Which top pro? Give us something! :)
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CC, 5/4, 6 rotary valves (4+2). Gold brass, silver plated
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Any plans to sell the Bobo Tenor Tuba(ish) mouthpiece separate from the single c tuba?
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Douglas wrote:Any plans to sell the Bobo Tenor Tuba(ish) mouthpiece separate from the single c tuba?
The French C tuba mouthpieces will eventually be available separately
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What happened to the monster Eb you hinted about earlier? Is it in the making? Hopefully available with both rotary and piston valves.... :) Can't wait on the latest news regarding your new products.
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Teditiks wrote:What happened to the monster Eb you hinted about earlier? Is it in the making? Hopefully available with both rotary and piston valves.... :) Can't wait on the latest news regarding your new products.
Still planned, but we have got to get other tubas into production first. The biggest brass instrument factory in the world can't keep-up with Wessex requirements! :wink:
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Wyvern wrote:
Teditiks wrote:What happened to the monster Eb you hinted about earlier? Is it in the making? Hopefully available with both rotary and piston valves.... :) Can't wait on the latest news regarding your new products.
Still planned, but we have got to get other tubas into production first. The biggest brass instrument factory in the world can't keep-up with Wessex requirements! :wink:
Time for Wessex to buy the factory!
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Ken Crawford wrote: Time for Wessex to buy the factory!
The Jinbao factory (the folks who provide the basics for Wessex) is *enormous*. Here's a peek at a small portion of just one floor of the brass production facility. This is just one of many floors: https://youtu.be/uMoV6ZsM-Fw" target="_blank
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Couple more Jinbao pix:

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