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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:22 am
by UDELBR
Sam Chan wrote:
I know I'm kind of late for this post, but will an F/Eb cimbasso be possible?
Both Eb and F cimbassi are produced by Wessex.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:29 am
by rumhud
Mark Finley wrote:I enjoyed testing that horn out. It was a lot of fun. Not quite a rich euphonium tone, but better than the average small horn
It is a lot of fun to play, and the sound really is surprising, considering it basically looks like a Christmas tree ornament. I'm still trying the find the right mouthpiece for me on it (the included Wessex mouthpiece and I did NOT hit it off), but that's part of the fun.

One gig bag option is choosing the double bell euphonium option on the Altieri site and plugging in all its ridiculous measurements, since their tuba bags are made to order. It's such a tiny horn that a gig bag isn't much of a priority, but it's always nice to have the accoutrements when purchasing your mid-life crisis horns.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:02 pm
by Heliconer
When do we get wn EEB subbass?

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:53 pm
by Snake Charmer
Now the French C is in my hands, what about an English Bass Horn? I would take the prototype...

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:30 pm
by GC
A Monster Eb tuba with great intonation, even response in all registers, exceptional low register, and a non-stuffy compensating system. Choice of 3+1 or front valves. Adjustable lead pipe height.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:21 am
by Innocent Bystander
Any updates on the CC compensator?

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:30 pm
by UDELBR
ren wrote: Please bring the tshirts!
+1 8)

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:25 am
by Heliconer
Any thoughts on a legitimate Baritone Sousaphone?

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like? Bass Trumpet and Alt

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:52 am
by BrassedOn
An orchestral or classical bass trumpet player (probably trombonist, but not always), does not want to sound like a trombone or euphonium.

Keyed in C
Small shank
4 valves, rotary, vented. Or, 3+1 with a left hand triggered valve that throws the horn into Bb a la Blackburns tpt prototype. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r1rFFe5B1A" target="_blank" target="_blank

1st valve trigger for tuning, option of setting 1st valve slide short for the 5th partial E. Would consider master tuner if that mechanism made sense.

Very clear high range, up through the infamous Gb5, but free blowing. In the testing, should play well with smallish similar sized to Bach 22C, Bach15C, and typical Alto trombone mouthpieces, and some would try Bach 6.5. I guess some would try Bach 12, 11, or similarly sized.

Lacquer or raw brass. Mainly aesthetics. Nickel outer slides, etc. where hands have more contact. Practical.
Two bell composition options, yellow and rose. Not oversized. Probably some sweet spot between 6 and 7.
Under $1000 for that, I think you can sell.

I think some historical support for an Eb bass trumpet. An Eb that had a transposition valve to C might be of interest.

Your typical jazzer is probably used to dealing with 3valve Bb. Valve bones and Getzen seem satisfactory, so I don't think revision of current Wessex Bb bass trumpet that important.

I think people are eager for an Eb alto trombone option, with the Bb valve you can switch out to a straight horn at the neckpipe.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:05 pm
by Wyvern
Heliconer wrote:Any thoughts on a legitimate Baritone Sousaphone?
Not a priority

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:26 pm
by hup_d_dup
Wyvern wrote:New model cimbasso are planned
The odd configuration of a cimbasso, which makes it vulnerable to damage, makes it an unappealing instrument despite it's unique sonority. It also takes up a lot of space on a stage, especially if it is being used as a doubling instrument.

How about an upright cimbasso that you can hold in your lap or rest on a tuba stand? Pitched in Eb, it would be about the same size and shape as an Eb tuba. Easy to hold, easy to transport, and much less likely to be damaged.

A great instrument for a tuba player who wants a bass trombone sound without the hassle of slide positions.

I've spoken to Chuck Nichols about this and he said there is some interest. I hope they are planning to develop a horn in this style.

Hup

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:25 pm
by Wyvern
I was only talking to Javier Castano Medina principal tuba at La Scala Milan (where most Verdi operas were premiered) this week about Wessex developing new cimbasso in consultation with him. That development is planned for 2019

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:41 am
by Cthuba
A sturdy collapsable bandstand, maybe some affordable music folders ( the nice ones) and stand lights that arent astronomically priced. Maybe also those half cut mouthpieces used to see what the embouchure/ buzz is doing.


But most importantly a 3/4 sized, 5 valve rotary or piston c tuba. I dont care which.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:51 am
by Wyvern
Cthuba wrote:But most importantly a 3/4 sized, 5 valve rotary or piston c tuba. I dont care which.
Your wish will be granted in 2019

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:51 pm
by jpwell
Any word on the showroom in Chicago when it will be open.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:46 am
by Wyvern
jpwell wrote:Any word on the showroom in Chicago when it will be open.
Contracts are just beginning signed. Should be open December.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:16 am
by bort
Wyvern wrote:
jpwell wrote:Any word on the showroom in Chicago when it will be open.
Contracts are just beginning signed. Should be open December.
Oh wow... will it be *in* Chicago, or in the Chicago area?

I travel down to the Loop for work a few times per year, curious if it'd be nearby...

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:27 am
by Wyvern
bort wrote:
Wyvern wrote:
jpwell wrote:Any word on the showroom in Chicago when it will be open.
Contracts are just beginning signed. Should be open December.
Oh wow... will it be *in* Chicago, or in the Chicago area?

I travel down to the Loop for work a few times per year, curious if it'd be nearby...
It will be near O’Hare airport - we want to be easy to reach for people flying into Chicago. We are aiming to make it the best tuba showroom in the world with the full Wessex range available to see and play test.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:21 am
by Wyvern
Mark Finley wrote:That's pretty cool Jonathan. I guess that also means you'll never have a reason to not display at Midwest every year.
We will be at Midwest, Army Workshop Washington DC, TMEA and ITEC

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:45 am
by Steve Marcus
bort wrote:
Wyvern wrote:
jpwell wrote:Any word on the showroom in Chicago when it will be open.
Contracts are just beginning signed. Should be open December.
Oh wow... will it be *in* Chicago, or in the Chicago area?

I travel down to the Loop for work a few times per year, curious if it'd be nearby...
If you are already in The Loop, you can take a train to a station that is 1/4 mile walk from the new showroom.

We’ll announce specifics when we’re closer to the opening date.