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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby modelerdc » Mon May 16, 2016 2:07 pm

Front action compenstating F, E flat, and CC
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Heliconer » Mon May 16, 2016 2:37 pm

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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Heliconer » Mon May 16, 2016 2:38 pm

Perhaps with a more modern bell ;)
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Mon May 16, 2016 3:48 pm

I have never seen one like that. Do you have a picture with someone holding for size?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby guillaumedu » Mon May 16, 2016 4:54 pm

Bass trombone with bigger valve like haagman linberg
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby marccromme » Mon May 16, 2016 5:27 pm

I'd like a Helicon in Eb - 4v or better 5v - something like the Cerveny with a bell around 44 cm. Would be great for marching and street concerts, and has a more crisp sound than an Eb sousaphone.

But before that I'll buy a F contrabass trombone ... always wanted such a beast. Marc
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby phaymore » Mon May 16, 2016 5:59 pm

I'm thinking a copy of a Boosey Cavalry tuba would be awesome! Eb, compensating, front valves, BUT left hand fourth valve. To me, it's the perfect tuba.

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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby joshealejo » Mon May 16, 2016 11:37 pm

A 6 valved Tenor Tuba? :D
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby tylerferris1213 » Tue May 17, 2016 8:46 am

6/4 CC 4 piston 1 rotor please! I would be happy with a Gnagey design or a York copy. I think there is a huge niche for someone to sell these affordably to compete with BMB.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Tue May 17, 2016 9:16 am

phaymore wrote:I'm thinking a copy of a Boosey Cavalry tuba would be awesome!

It is a tuba I would personally like myself, but am unsure of the market.

Not many British player will buy because "the bell points the wrong way!". - While my perception is not many American tubists like the 3+1 valve set-up.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Mark Finley » Tue May 17, 2016 9:23 am

I think a front action compensating Eb would be great, The 6/4 CC is a great idea too

I'm really looking forward to trying the new front action euphonium at ITEC

Jonathan, do you even bring trombones to ITEC? There are probably doublers there that would like to try that bass trombone (or even the new tenor)
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby windshieldbug » Tue May 17, 2016 9:31 am

Neptune wrote:While my perception is not many American tubists like the 3+1 valve set-up.


I just had a friend buy a Yamaha 3+1 Eb because he was developing arthritis in his little finger...
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Heliconer » Tue May 17, 2016 12:13 pm

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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Dan Schultz » Tue May 17, 2016 6:32 pm

cktuba wrote:Something like a 5/4 Rudy Meinl in CC and/or BBb.....


I'll second the Rudy 5/4. However... instead of just 'copying' how it looks, start from the INSIDE and make a rotor that has all the proper clearances, tolerances, and surface finish conditions. Once WESSEX gets that stuff right... it should be pretty easy to measure the tubing tapers and lengths build the rest of the horn.

Then you can call it a 'copy'.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Douglas » Tue May 17, 2016 7:32 pm

I like the idea of a 6/4 York CC copy.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby arpthark » Tue May 17, 2016 7:38 pm

Douglas wrote:I like the idea of a 6/4 York CC copy.


+1. A sub-$6,000 5-valve 6/4 CC would be very tempting.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby DouglasJB » Tue May 17, 2016 8:52 pm

I agree, an affordable 6/4 York CC with an INDEPENDENT 5th would be great
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Casca Grossa » Wed May 18, 2016 12:31 pm

I would love to see a 5 rotary Eb version of your Champion Eb. It would be nice to have a big Eb on the market.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Douglas » Wed May 18, 2016 4:37 pm

DouglasJB wrote:I agree, an affordable 6/4 York CC with an INDEPENDENT 5th would be great

Agreed, 5th must be independent! I think that may have been the biggest weakness, aside from intonation, with the BMB 6/4 York style tuba.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby DouglasJB » Wed May 18, 2016 10:02 pm

Also the "compact" nature of the CSO York style horns. A Nirschl or a Yorkbrunner are comfortable to hold, the BMB 6/4 was a little hard for me to reach around.
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