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Wessex Tubas in China- Exciting developments!

Postby Wyvern » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:31 am

Wessex Tubas are this next two weeks at our factory in China, quality assuring and developing new instruments. Here is a sight to please tuba players - 4 of our new 6/4 CC tuba being checked before finishing.

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The one being played by Chuck Nickles is a special version of the tuba, with 18" bell, the "Chicago-Presence", which we actually prefer to the regular 20" bell "Chicago-York". It gives the tuba a more focused tone and an immediate response more like you would expect of a 5/4, while still having the power of a 6/4.

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There are lots of other exciting developments, so look out for further posts. I will try to post daily during our visit.
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Postby kmorgancraw » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:25 pm

Will you have both examples at the Army Tuba Euphonium workshop in 2018?
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Postby Wyvern » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:34 pm

Definitely both at Army conference, and a lot more too
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Postby Wyvern » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:42 am

Here is first view of Wessex new 4/4 BBb tuba, the "Dragon" - which will be available in both 4-valve and 5-valve versions. This is a completely new Wessex design and not a clone of anything. Bell is 19" and bore starts at 0.75". Both versions will be exhibited at US Army workshop and TMEA next February - and be available from March 2018.

This model replaces our previous TB580 Michigan model being of similar size.

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Postby Wyvern » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:08 am

Here is taster of another new model just developed today and will be available 2018. New design F contrabass trombone with regular rotary valves which will be flexible to play in D or C and Db or Bb

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Postby LowBrassNYC » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:19 am

Is that going to be a tuning-in-slide contra in F?
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Postby Wyvern » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:08 am

LowBrassNYC wrote:Is that going to be a tuning-in-slide contra in F?

No there is slide in the bell
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Postby Mark Finley » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:39 am

It will be nice to see an affordable contra on the market that isn't a clone. I love the flexibility of the valve tuning, brilliant!
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