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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:25 pm
by Tubaing
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.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:55 pm
by Wyvern
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.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:59 am
by Bob Kolada
Jonathan, how does that differ from this?

https://wessex-tubas.com/collections/tu ... erna-tb480

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:27 am
by Wyvern
Bob Kolada wrote:Jonathan, how does that differ from this?

https://wessex-tubas.com/collections/tu ... erna-tb480" target="_blank


The 4-valve version produced at lower price for school market

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:16 pm
by Tubaing
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?

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:45 pm
by Three Valves
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!!

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:09 pm
by Wyvern
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

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:30 pm
by Ken Crawford
Any update on the Piston F? Prototype photos?

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:33 pm
by Wyvern
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!

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:28 am
by Musical_Eagle
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.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:29 pm
by wagtuba23
A Wessex NEPTUNE ROTARY 6/4 Tuba in silver!! Would be interesting

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:09 pm
by bort
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! :)

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:53 pm
by tclements
CC, 5/4, 6 rotary valves (4+2). Gold brass, silver plated

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:32 am
by Douglas
Any plans to sell the Bobo Tenor Tuba(ish) mouthpiece separate from the single c tuba?

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:51 am
by Wyvern
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

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:01 am
by Teditiks
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.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:09 am
by Wyvern
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:

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:47 am
by Ken Crawford
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!

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:11 pm
by UDELBR
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

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:34 pm
by UDELBR
Couple more Jinbao pix:

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