Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

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Liberty Mo wrote:Question for whomever at Wessex is the correct person. I was at TMEA and played several horns, one of which I would like to order, but have a few questions. I've left a couple of messages with your Roselle, IL office and the one in Texas, but havent had anyone return my calls. What is the best way to speak with someone on the phone? Feel free to PM.
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patricklugo wrote:how about a 5/4 Rotary CC that could compete with the PT6
Something along that lines is in development
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Any news on the Chicago showroom? I'm about an hour's drive from O'Hare and would love to spend some time with the F tubas!
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Sousaswag wrote:Any news on the Chicago showroom? I'm about an hour's drive from O'Hare and would love to spend some time with the F tubas!
Getting very near to opening. Please contact Steve Marcus (616-843-6888) to express your wish to visit. Then he will be in touch as soon as we can receive you.
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Were the tenor tuba mouthpieces made available separate from the French c tuba?
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Douglas wrote:Were the tenor tuba mouthpieces made available separate from the French c tuba?
Not as yet
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How about a video of the 5 valve travel tuba?
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A sub $1k serpent.
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Your new showroom to open!!

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Updates on the 6/4 EEb would be nice to have... Preferably in pictures, but text is fine too :)
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KKORO wrote:Your new showroom to open!!
So do we! Should now be no more than two more weeks. Email SteveM@Wessex-Tubas.com" target="_blank to book visit
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Teditiks wrote:Updates on the 6/4 EEb would be nice to have... Preferably in pictures, but text is fine too :)
That is waiting in line, but not likely to be out until 2020 as new mandrels are required
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Tenor Cimbasso (5V bass trombone) for those tuba players who are asked to play bass trombone gigs. (I like playing bass trombone, but I'm not confident enough to play it in public yet). With tuning options for a flat whole step or two whole step.
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If I could find a 4 valve bass trombone I would jump on it, only 4 valve trombones I can find in Bb are the small bore Cerveny
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DouglasJB wrote:Tenor Cimbasso (5V bass trombone) for those tuba players who are asked to play bass trombone gigs. (I like playing bass trombone, but I'm not confident enough to play it in public yet). With tuning options for a flat whole step or two whole step.

Tell me more about how you would like this done? Straight out slide with rotors? Bent like a cimbasso with rotors/pistons? An add on to a current bass trombone (change the slide for valves) or a complete different model? 5 or 6 valves?
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Until an actual competent bass bone player moves to town.
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bloke wrote:
Mark Finley wrote:I would think something more like an actual trombone would be the most practical. I love this concept, but I'm not sure 3 valves and a slide give you a full chromatic scale.

https://youtu.be/x-6nZZrs9Xk
sure it does... Three valves is within a few millimeters being as long as an E-attachment, and a Bb trombone is fully chromatic with just a bit less than an E attachment.
That's a fabulous instrument!
(...so, apparently it already exists, and in a quality-built form...and I'm sure that manufacturer could/would also offer it as a bass).

Slide-o-phobes could use the playing slide as a "main tuning slide trigger".
Sorry, but this superbone is a very bad construction for playing in the low bass trombone register just above pedal Bb.

First, a 3-valve sharp E is not long enough together with a normal 7th position E to play B just above Bb pedal in-tune. You need to extend the valves to a flat-tuned E to do so.

Second, you don't want 3 valves resistance in the low register, having the usual Bb/F/Gb/D setup 2-valve resistance is bad enough, and requires enough training to make the sound concept equal to the open bone. You don't want to make it worse by using 3 valves.

Third, the usual setup with a 2-valve D at first position makes the B above-padals on alow 5th position( actually only a 4th position on the D horn, but below a 5th position on Bb horn), which is already quite a distance to pedal Bb at first position. You really don't want the B to sit further out on the slide.

The superbone is constructed for fast jazz licks on the valves, albeit still having glissando effects and vibrato on the slide. Actually quite a challenging instrument to play. And the concept does not really extend chromatically to the pedals ..
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I would like an "Anton" like tuba made "high grade."

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KKORO wrote:I would like an "Anton" like tuba made "high grade."
There is a completely new high-grade rotary CC in development
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Wyvern wrote:
KKORO wrote:I would like an "Anton" like tuba made "high grade."
There is a completely new high-grade rotary CC in development
Thank you sir,

That's exactly what I wanted to hear. Any estimated dates?

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