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Wyvern
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Post by Wyvern »

We are actually working on a compensated F tuba based on a very good rare Besson F example from 1960's. That will be available in both 3+1 and 4 front piston configurations.

The old Besson plays amazingly well with good intonation and surprisingly big tone - enough for me to want to brush up my F tuba playing. I am sure the new Wessex F will play equally well, if not better after Chuck Nickles has tweeked.

I initially thought this would be easy to make using existing Eb parts, but has turned out to require all new bows and bell.

I am hoping to have prototype by middle of this year.
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Joe Novotny had a Besson F and used it. BTW, Alex F Tubas are .728 bore...so are BMB F Tubas....
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