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Wessex new TC337 3/4 CC tuba

Postby Wyvern » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:59 pm

Here is first view of the new Wessex TC337 3/4 non-compensated 4+1 CC tuba. This has been in development for over a year and I am thrilled with the outcome. The size and weight are similar to a compensated Eb tuba and it only weighs 18lb. The sound is rich and surprisingly full from such a small CC tuba. I can see using the TC337 a lot myself, when playing with smaller ensemble. It will be great for the college student as an all purpose CC tuba and good for professionals for such as brass quintet.

Note all 5 valve slides are positioned easy to pull at the top while playing. This tuba will be made high-grade and I still aim for the price to be about $3,500.

This is the prototype (the 5th valve linkage still needs fitting), so there may be some minor changes to pipe routing before production. Wessex hopes to have prototype available to play test at ITEC in May.
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Chuck Nickles play tests the new TC337
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The new TC337 with Mr.Qi, High-Grade Production Manager and Chuck Nickles, Wessex Chief Designer
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Re: Wessex new TC337 3/4 CC tuba

Postby Mark Finley » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:05 pm

I love the valve block angle!
Please use that for the 6/4 Eb, looks like an exciting tuba
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Re: Wessex new TC337 3/4 CC tuba

Postby tubeast » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:50 am

I was going to comment on ergonomic Valve alignment, but Mark beat me to it.
With some luck, there´s a convenient rest for the left hand to carry the weight on Standing gigs.
That will be the case if the forearm can snugly fit to a rather large Surface on the horn, the Hand simply securing the Position rather than carrying the load.
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Re: Wessex new TC337 3/4 CC tuba

Postby cntuba14 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:36 am

When will this be sold to the public?
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