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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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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Heliconer » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:29 am

Any hope for a French C Tuba?
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Postby 58mark » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:59 am

I've heard there is.

I'm intrigued by the idea of a cimabasso wrapped like a tuba, basically a bass trombonium. Bell forward (removable bell) and it would be compact enough one could travel with it easily. It could be in F or Eb, maybe both, since it would be a cylindrical instrument
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:20 pm

Heliconer wrote:Any hope for a French C Tuba?

You may be in luck! :)
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby BrooklynBass » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:58 pm

Any more teasers regarding the CC helicon?

Prototype status?

A photo mockup?

Napkin drawing?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby DavidBalcerzak » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:58 pm

A french c tuba would be so great!!!!
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Postby bisontuba » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:00 pm

DavidBalcerzak wrote:A french c tuba would be so great!!!!



Why?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Heliconer » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:25 pm

bisontuba wrote:
DavidBalcerzak wrote:A french c tuba would be so great!!!!



Why?


For me it would be a do all. I play a lot of 1st tuba parts in quintets and in ensembles, and find myself playing a great many baritone gigs these days. It would be nice to not have to take a different axe to every gig.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:29 am

Heliconer wrote:For me it would be a do all.

Certainly for French tuba players it was a do it all tuba for over 100 years
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby DavidBalcerzak » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:16 pm

I agree a french c tuba would be a great all around horn, you could play euphonium parts while also covering tuba parts, it is the best all around instrument to do that.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby DavidBalcerzak » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:28 pm

How about a contrabass trumpet or a contrabass french horn both modeled after Roger Bobo's instruments
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Steginkt » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:21 pm

Is there a reason the Michigan is being discontinued?
It seemed to be a really solid horn.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:50 am

Steginkt wrote:Is there a reason the Michigan is being discontinued?
It seemed to be a really solid horn.


The main reason is we have new piston valve BBb tuba of similar size of our own design coming out to replace in the Wessex range.

That shares the valve set of our CC Wyvern tuba, and will be similarly a great player and solid horn!
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