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New Wessex CC Helicon

PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:06 am
by Wyvern
Chuck Nickles and Jonathan Hodgetts examine the new Wessex CC Helicon at our factory in China. Thanks to Carl Kleinsteuber for his design.

Re: New Wessex CC Helicon

PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:28 am
by Kirley
Interesting. Is the final product also going to have a fixed bell?

Re: New Wessex CC Helicon

PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:30 am
by Wyvern
Kirley wrote:Interesting. Is the final product also going to have a fixed bell?

No, bell will be removable. Also we will be offering 5th dependant valve to fit in 4th valve loop

Re: New Wessex CC Helicon

PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:20 pm
by Matthew Gilchrest
Looks like a fun horn!

Re: New Wessex CC Helicon

PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:49 pm
by Ed Jones
The body was no doubt copied from a 1907 Buescher BBb helicon.

Re: New Wessex CC Helicon

PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:27 pm
by UncleBeer
Ed Jones wrote:The body was no doubt copied from a 1907 Buescher BBb helicon.


Some changes were made to bring it up to CC (obviously) and to match up with the valve set.

Re: New Wessex CC Helicon

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:25 pm
by Ltrain
Is this still happening?

I’m now asking purely out of curiosity. Since this project was first announced, I’ve relearned BBb fingerings and I’ve become proficient playing Eb-length tubas... which I may not have done had this instrument been released Q4 2017... so I’m not ungrateful! 8)

Re: New Wessex CC Helicon

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:26 pm
by tclements
I'll take one. 5 valve, please.

Re: New Wessex CC Helicon

PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:43 am
by Wyvern
So far have production prototype. Will be out early 2020.

Developing all new horns that require new moulds takes time.