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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:23 pm
by TubaDude
Wyvern wrote:
TubaDude wrote:What's up with the CC Helicon??? Had heard it was coming in 2018, there are only a few more weeks left in 2018.

Still on its way, but got pushed back in schedule to prioritise other new horns. Now expect out by ITEC conference

So are you on track to have the horn at ITEC this year? I'm enjoying my 1909 King helicon with 4th valve added, but it would great to have a CC.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:58 pm
by dopey
A gigbag for the Gnagey:)

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:35 pm
by Wyvern
dopey wrote:A gigbag for the Gnagey:)

There is a gig bag - the B600

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:14 am
by dopey
:) In that case, just a comment. Some of your tubas say 'gig bag XXXX' at the bottom of their page. The Gnagey's page does not say that.

Doesn't the way you need to load the Gnagey into B600 make it a fairly awkward experience? Do you place it with valves resting against your back? Or some how rotate it around so they point behind you?

It feels like one could *use* the bag, but not that it was meant/ideal bag for the Gnagey? A Bag with zippers on the other side, or top loader be more ideal for front action pistons?

Or am I just paranoid/way off?

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:51 pm
by Kirley
All of the Wessex bags are “back-loaders”.
Which means you put the horn in so the pistons are pointing into the case, away from the opening. Their bags are designed to stand up on their bells so you’re not resting the horn on the pistons while you load/unload.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:25 pm
by CranstonTuba
I’d like to re-up the desire for a Bb tenor tuba in the vein of the Alexander 151. If a Wessex quality clone or homage to a 5 valve rotary tenor tuba were on be market it would change the landscape. I can’t ever justify $9,000 dollars for a tenor tuba. I have a Wessex Festivo and love it. And I would drop $2,000 in a heartbeat for Wessex clone of a 5 valve (flat whole step) Alexander 151.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:45 am
by Wyvern
CranstonTuba wrote:I’d like to re-up the desire for a Bb tenor tuba in the vein of the Alexander 151. If a Wessex quality clone or homage to a 5 valve rotary tenor tuba were on be market it would change the landscape. I can’t ever justify $9,000 dollars for a tenor tuba. I have a Wessex Festivo and love it. And I would drop $2,000 in a heartbeat for Wessex clone of a 5 valve (flat whole step) Alexander 151.

A rotary Bb tenor tuba along the lines of the Alexander is in the development plans

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:17 pm
by cjk
All instruments need integrated bottle openers.

Image

I'm mostly kidding but dang, wouldn't that be useful?

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:22 pm
by bloke
cjk wrote:Image


What an unbelievably FABULOUS idea... :shock: 8)
I just sent that picture to Rob Hanson, president of John Packer Musical Instruments, and demanded that he substitute ONE of the three bell screws on each sousaphone for one of these.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:34 pm
by Mark Finley
I bet one could be built into the inner crook of a valve slide. Don't tell anyone what it is, just let them discover it on their own

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:45 pm
by bloke
Mark Finley wrote:I bet one could be built into the inner crook of a valve slide. Don't tell anyone what it is, just let them discover it on their own


...but - since using it will probably throw the tubes out of alignment - solder it into the crook of the slide of some tuba that doesn't matter, such as an Eb tuba... :P

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:34 pm
by UncleBeer
TubaDude wrote:So are you on track to have the horn at ITEC this year? I'm enjoying my 1909 King helicon with 4th valve added, but it would great to have a CC.


As far as I know, the answer is "yes".

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:27 pm
by TubaDude
Thank you for the CC Helicon update. Might have to make the trip up there.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:21 pm
by Liberty Mo
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.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:55 pm
by patricklugo
how about a 5/4 Rotary CC that could compete with the PT6

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:52 pm
by Wyvern
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.

Maybe you have used an out of date email? Please email Sales@Wessex-tubas.com and cc to LeanneK@wessex-tubas.com

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:53 pm
by Wyvern
patricklugo wrote:how about a 5/4 Rotary CC that could compete with the PT6

Something along that lines is in development

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:41 pm
by Sousaswag
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!

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:14 pm
by Wyvern
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.

Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:41 am
by Douglas
Were the tenor tuba mouthpieces made available separate from the French c tuba?