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New model cimbasso are planned
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Contrabass ophicleide

(Kidding. Sort of.)
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rumhud wrote:Contrabass ophicleide

(Kidding. Sort of.)
We were going to make if the quinticlave had sold well, but that has never taken off - so adding more to the ophicleide range was abandoned. Shame as it would have been fun to have had a contrabass ophicleide - but Wessex has to be run as a profitable business, and not just to produce fun horns :wink:
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As someone interested in baroque music, I would love to see a Wessex serpent come out!
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These, with a basket and a snake included:

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A Festivo with the same bell as the Dolce.
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Tubaryan12 wrote:A Festivo with the same bell as the Dolce.
Yeah, I'd vote for that too.
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Doc wrote:What would I like? I’d like to find someone or be put in touch with someone who has a Luzern and someone who has an XL who is within a day’s drive so I could test them out. :-)
Doc, Wessex will have an exhibit at the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention in San Antonio July 27-28.
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What would i like?

Hire Steve Marcus, already! :)
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A five valve rotory Bb tenor Tuba with an upright bell.
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CranstonTuba wrote:A five valve rotory Bb tenor Tuba with an upright bell.

Yes!! This!!!
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Something similar to the YCB621 with 5 valves and bigger bell.
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Just curious:

Why is the 4 valve BBb helicon cheaper than the 3 valve sousaphone?

Why is the 4 valve BBb helicon lighter than the 3 valve sousaphone?
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Tubaing wrote:Just curious:

Why is the 4 valve BBb helicon cheaper than the 3 valve sousaphone?

Why is the 4 valve BBb helicon lighter than the 3 valve sousaphone?
I’m guessing the bell. On both accounts.
But I’m interested in hearing what Jonathan has to say.
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Tubaing wrote:Just curious:

Why is the 4 valve BBb helicon cheaper than the 3 valve sousaphone?

Why is the 4 valve BBb helicon lighter than the 3 valve sousaphone?
Production costs. More work to make sousaphone bell and a lot more silver required to plate

A sousaphone bell is much heavier than a helicon bell - a lot more metal than the extra tubing for 4th valve
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Douglas wrote:Something similar to the YCB621 with 5 valves and bigger bell.
Wessex has similar size tuba, but better in development
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Any word on a piston valve F tuba? I would love to see a piston version of the Berg with the fifth rotor.
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BBruce107 wrote:Any word on a piston valve F tuba? I would love to see a piston version of the Berg with the fifth rotor.
There are two Wessex piston F tubas under development, expected out 2019 - so look out for announcements.

One will be compensated, based on the British F tuba. The second will be entirely new design being developed in collaboration with top American pro and will be all handmade like the Chicago CC tubas.
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Wyvern wrote:New model cimbasso are planned
I know I'm kind of late for this post, but will an F/Eb cimbasso be possible?
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I just purchased a Wessex Maly travel euphonium, and I am absolutely loving it. (My neighbors probably love the little horn practice mute I also purchased for it a bit more.) The case is small and relatively unobtrusive, but it would still be nice to have a gig bag option for the horn itself. (Although really, I suppose I could embrace the original "tornister" philosophy behind the instrument and purchase a large backpack for it...)
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