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Re: Wessex Tubas in China- Exciting developments!

Postby Mark Finley » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:22 pm

It will be nice to have an affordable contra that isn't a clone
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Re: Wessex Tubas in China- Exciting developments!

Postby Teditiks » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:41 am

Anything new on the Eb-front Jonathan? I'd like to see a 5/4 or 6/4 if possible, and possibly a rotor Gnagey too.... :)
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Re: Wessex Tubas in China- Exciting developments!

Postby Wyvern » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:07 am

Teditiks wrote:Anything new on the Eb-front Jonathan? I'd like to see a 5/4 or 6/4 if possible, and possibly a rotor Gnagey too.... :)

We have got some plans for future development on the Eb front too, but I won't say more now :)
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Re: Wessex Tubas in China- Exciting developments!

Postby GC » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:45 pm

What happened to all the pictures of the Dragon?
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Re: Wessex Tubas in China- Exciting developments!

Postby Wyvern » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:04 pm

GC wrote:What happened to all the pictures of the Dragon?


The photos will be up on the website very shortly
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Re: Wessex Tubas in China- Exciting developments!

Postby pauvog1 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:16 am

Is Wessex an Eastman dealer?
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Re: Wessex Tubas in China- Exciting developments!

Postby Steve Marcus » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:01 am

pauvog1 wrote:Is Wessex an Eastman dealer?


Wessex and Eastman are two different manufacturers.

Wessex specializes in brass instruments and accessories.
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Re: Wessex Tubas in China- Exciting developments!

Postby pauvog1 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:05 am

Steve Marcus wrote:
pauvog1 wrote:Is Wessex an Eastman dealer?


Wessex and Eastman are two different manufacturers.

Wessex specializes in brass instruments and accessories.


Sorry for the confusion. Recent events made me wonder... Thank you for the clarification.
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Re: Wessex Tubas in China- Exciting developments!

Postby Teditiks » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:29 am

Wyvern wrote:
Teditiks wrote:Anything new on the Eb-front Jonathan? I'd like to see a 5/4 or 6/4 if possible, and possibly a rotor Gnagey too.... :)

We have got some plans for future development on the Eb front too, but I won't say more now :)


I've got an idea for you, not that I doubt that you have several already... :) How about a 3+1 rotary, akin the ones Hirsbrunner made? Don't know if any other manufacturer went that road... Not to copy, more like the idea of setup... Like the F-tubas have their setup. Haven't seen one being played, but I for one like the idea of a 3+1 without the requirement of reaching all the way around the instrument.
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Re: Wessex Tubas in China- Exciting developments!

Postby Ken Crawford » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:48 pm

Steve Marcus wrote:
pauvog1 wrote:Is Wessex an Eastman dealer?


Wessex and Eastman are two different manufacturers.


Wessex is an importer of Jinbao instruments built to Wessex specifications. Eastman is a manufacturer. Big distinction.
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Re: Wessex Tubas in China- Exciting developments!

Postby Mark Finley » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:19 pm

Considering very few of wessex instruments are clones anymore, I'm not sure that statement is entirely fair. It's more like jinbao builds wessex designed instruments
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Re: Wessex Tubas in China- Exciting developments!

Postby hrender » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:17 pm

Mark Finley wrote:Considering very few of wessex instruments are clones anymore, I'm not sure that statement is entirely fair. It's more like jinbao builds wessex designed instruments


This. JB appears to have moved more into the contract manufacturing space, although I don't know their business well enough to say whether it's a general trend for them or an exclusive relationship with Wessex. I do know there are a lot of contract manufacturers in China.
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Re: Wessex Tubas in China- Exciting developments!

Postby Steve Marcus » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:35 pm

JB may still contract with other companies. But Wessex has its own area of the factory. One of the reasons is that we’re doing some things that are not done in other parts of the factory, such as hand-hammering bells and bows.
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