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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby DouglasJB » Wed May 17, 2017 6:33 pm

Smaller bell, quicker response?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Mark Finley » Wed May 17, 2017 6:44 pm

Here is a thread about it

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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Steginkt » Fri May 19, 2017 12:38 pm

I guess I should explain my thinking. Nowadays, many high school players are being pushed into learning CC. However, as small and as un-moneyed as I was in high school, i had to settle for clinging on to a lovely 186 BBb for dear life. If there had perhaps been a cheap small CC tuba at the time, I definitely would have looked into buying one, especially as a junior or senior preparing to go off to school
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Fri May 19, 2017 5:50 pm

I would not rule out adding a small CC tuba to range later (won't be this year), but think a front piston tuba would be more popular than high bell rotary version.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Mark Finley » Fri May 19, 2017 6:43 pm

I'd love to see that, even if it is just as simple as maybe a 5 valve version of the 621 clone already out there. That is something that nobody has done before
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby DouglasJB » Sat May 20, 2017 8:11 am

Possibly with the larger 821 bell?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby KKORO » Sat May 20, 2017 8:23 am

I'd like to see a CC 4/4 "Anton." I know you've got the "Mahler" but I just can't get over the looks of that tall bell.

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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Sat May 20, 2017 10:58 am

KKORO wrote:I'd like to see a CC 4/4 "Anton." I know you've got the "Mahler" but I just can't get over the looks of that tall bell.

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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Bob Kolada » Sat May 20, 2017 2:52 pm

A Moritz or Bruckner tuba (check out the Szentpali videos!) with a modern valve section!
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby BBruce107 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:01 pm

Possibly a Rotary BAT? Like a Rudy copy or york style with a rotary valve section.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:54 am

BBruce107 wrote:Possibly a Rotary BAT? Like a Rudy copy or york style with a rotary valve section.

Is that CC or BBb?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby BBruce107 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:07 am

A CC or BBb. My preference would be a CC as I am primarily a CC player but I know a lot of BBb players that would adore having a rotary BAT.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby cktuba » Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:15 pm

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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby DouglasJB » Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:56 pm

Or Neptune like, seeing as there is a nice gold brass Neptune to base the design off of
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby kmorgancraw » Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:52 pm

Before you go building another rotary tuba, please invest some effort into improving your valve linkage setups. Right now you've got some well designed tubas that play great, hobbled by less than impressive rotary valves. If Schiller can get real German Minibal linkages on their tubas I bet you can as well.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby highsierra » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:49 pm

Something like this perhaps?

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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby guillaumedu » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:45 pm

A York Shape piston f tuba
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby kmorgancraw » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:20 pm

guillaumedu wrote:A York Shape piston f tuba


Big Mouth Brass sells one of those already.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:26 am

kmorgancraw wrote:Before you go building another rotary tuba, please invest some effort into improving your valve linkage setups. Right now you've got some well designed tubas that play great, hobbled by less than impressive rotary valves. If Schiller can get real German Minibal linkages on their tubas I bet you can as well.

We have done back to back comparison using German Minibal linkages and they made no discernible difference. Previous rotary valve problems have been due to failings in process quality control and cleaning which have now been identified and addressed
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Steginkt » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:00 pm

I would be interested to see more collaboration with multiple 'Tuba whisperers'. I could only imagone what kind of ideas a meeting of the minds between the leading names in frankentubadom could come up with.
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