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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:30 am
by Wyvern
Voisi1ev wrote:Curious, are the traditional 3+1 Eb and Bb horns being discontinued?

No!

In fact the new 3+1 Leviathan BBb will be out later this year. The ultimate brass band BBb bass!

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:17 pm
by Innocent Bystander
Appreciate I’m late to this party but...

A comp BBb, suitable for brass bands, but front action - would this not solve some of the ergonomic issues with these instruments?

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:50 pm
by danontuba
Is a larger "Anton" model in the works for 2019?

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:57 pm
by Wyvern
danontuba wrote:Is a larger "Anton" model in the works for 2019?

No - there is enough else in development

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:07 pm
by roughrider
Are there any plans to bring the Wessex models to Canada and specifically to the west of Ontario? This country's size and the need to drive very long distances would make a visit by Wessex to a city such as Vancouver or Calgary really appreciated. Thank you!

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:38 pm
by bigboymusic
Calvary E-flat with 17 inch bell...

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:27 pm
by Steve Marcus
bigboymusic wrote:Calvary E-flat with 17 inch bell...


The Gnagey Eb Tuba fits your bill of a 17" bell. It's primarily only in the low range that you would need to use the 5th valve as opposed to the 4 compensating valves on the Cavalry. Both are front action, so you wouldn't need to learn 3 + 1 fingerings.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:03 pm
by the elephant
bigboymusic wrote:Calvary E-flat with 17 inch bell...


You mean Cavalry, right? Or is there a Jesus Tuba now? :shock: :lol:

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:16 pm
by bort
Just call it Calvalry and split the difference. :roll: :)

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:44 am
by Teditiks
Steve Marcus wrote:
bigboymusic wrote:Calvary E-flat with 17 inch bell...


The Gnagey Eb Tuba fits your bill of a 17" bell. It's primarily only in the low range that you would need to use the 5th valve as opposed to the 4 compensating valves on the Cavalry. Both are front action, so you wouldn't need to learn 3 + 1 fingerings.


I'd like to see the Gnagey with rotors. Or any other bigger rotary E-flat. The Danube should have been bigger, with the Berg being as good as it is.
If i remember correctly Jonathan had his vision of a E-flat with F-tonality. Or I might be wrong, but that's ok too....

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:47 am
by Mark Finley
I have to agree. I love rotor tubas, and a nice fat sounding Eb would be great

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:09 am
by Casca Grossa
Mark Finley wrote:I have to agree. I love rotor tubas, and a nice fat sounding Eb would be great


+1

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:13 am
by cktuba
I'll just throw this out there... a rotary version of the Chicago Presence.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:55 am
by Wyvern
Mark Finley wrote:I have to agree. I love rotor tubas, and a nice fat sounding Eb would be great

We do have definite plans for Monster Eb in both 5 valve and compensated 3+1 configurations. We also might do rotary valve version, as there is obviously a demand

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:57 am
by Wyvern
cktuba wrote:I'll just throw this out there... a rotary version of the Chicago Presence.

That is also an idea which as Neptune owner I find interesting, but won’t happen this year. Too many other development projects underway!

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:09 pm
by dasanchezr
How is the Piston F idea looking?

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:28 pm
by Wyvern
dasanchezr wrote:How is the Piston F idea looking?

Still in development

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:11 pm
by danontuba
Wyvern wrote:
cktuba wrote:I'll just throw this out there... a rotary version of the Chicago Presence.

That is also an idea which as Neptune owner I find interesting, but won’t happen this year. Too many other development projects underway!


I like this idea, cktuba. I would love to see also a full line of Cimbassi, especially one in CC. Something like these - http://www.rudolf-meinl.de/index.php?id=4586

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:37 am
by Wyvern
New model cimbasso are planned

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:13 pm
by rumhud
Contrabass ophicleide

(Kidding. Sort of.)