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New Wessex TB336 3/4 BBb tuba

Postby Wyvern » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:14 am

Here is a first look at the development prototype for Wessex new TB336 3/4 BBb tuba developed by Chuck Nickles aimed mainly at the student market with good modern solid intonation. Bore is 0.7” and bell 19”
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Re: New Wessex TB336 3/4 BBb tuba

Postby Three Valves » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:18 am

This one is different/smaller than the 4 valve Viverna you mentioned??
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Re: New Wessex TB336 3/4 BBb tuba

Postby bloke » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:41 pm

4th valve loop seems to be in a low-damage area, and - if damaged - easy to remove... ' clever.
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Re: New Wessex TB336 3/4 BBb tuba

Postby TheGoyWonder » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:05 pm

is that an Eb bell?
make sure there are 2 slides on 4th valve, so you can tune it to main 4th slide all the way in, then have the option to pull it and pop it right back.
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Re: New Wessex TB336 3/4 BBb tuba

Postby Wyvern » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:56 pm

Three Valves wrote:This one is different/smaller than the 4 valve Viverna you mentioned??

Considerably smaller than the Viverna. Here is the new ¾ next to Dragon (4-valve version of Viverna)
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Re: New Wessex TB336 3/4 BBb tuba

Postby Mark Finley » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:13 pm

This tuba is very intriguing to me, if for no other reason it has a 19 inch Bell which should broaden the tone and also give it a good sturdy platform if a student chooses to rest the horn on the Bell. So many student horns with 15 inch or smaller bells are an accident waiting to happen
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Postby Mark Finley » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:14 pm

One more thing, I love the valve angle! I think we had a discussion about diagonal valves being the most comfortable position. I wish more piston horns were like that
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Re: New Wessex TB336 3/4 BBb tuba

Postby Wyvern » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:21 pm

TheGoyWonder wrote:is that an Eb bell?

It shares bell with the TE560 Champion Eb. We wanted larger diameter bell to make more secure if students placed on bell
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Re: New Wessex TB336 3/4 BBb tuba

Postby lowtones425 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:17 pm

Looks very nice! Any chance of these having a CC version available?
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Re: New Wessex TB336 3/4 BBb tuba

Postby Cdub » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:57 pm

lowtones425 wrote:Looks very nice! Any chance of these having a CC version available?


I like this idea.
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Re: New Wessex TB336 3/4 BBb tuba

Postby Davidus1 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:13 pm

What's the status of this horn? Still in development? Just curious when it will go up on the website.
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