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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Sam Chan » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:28 am

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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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby rumhud » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:24 am

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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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Mark Finley » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:04 am

I enjoyed testing that horn out. It was a lot of fun. Not quite a rich euphonium tone, but better than the average small horn
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby UncleBeer » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:22 am

Sam Chan wrote:
I know I'm kind of late for this post, but will an F/Eb cimbasso be possible?

Both Eb and F cimbassi are produced by Wessex.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby rumhud » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:29 am

Mark Finley wrote:I enjoyed testing that horn out. It was a lot of fun. Not quite a rich euphonium tone, but better than the average small horn


It is a lot of fun to play, and the sound really is surprising, considering it basically looks like a Christmas tree ornament. I'm still trying the find the right mouthpiece for me on it (the included Wessex mouthpiece and I did NOT hit it off), but that's part of the fun.

One gig bag option is choosing the double bell euphonium option on the Altieri site and plugging in all its ridiculous measurements, since their tuba bags are made to order. It's such a tiny horn that a gig bag isn't much of a priority, but it's always nice to have the accoutrements when purchasing your mid-life crisis horns.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Heliconer » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:02 pm

When do we get wn EEB subbass?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Snake Charmer » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:53 pm

Now the French C is in my hands, what about an English Bass Horn? I would take the prototype...
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby GC » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:30 pm

A Monster Eb tuba with great intonation, even response in all registers, exceptional low register, and a non-stuffy compensating system. Choice of 3+1 or front valves. Adjustable lead pipe height.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Innocent Bystander » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:21 am

Any updates on the CC compensator?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby ren » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:03 pm

I would like the option when purchasing a tuba to choose between a wessex hat or a wessex t shirt.
Please bring the tshirts!
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby UncleBeer » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:30 pm

ren wrote:Please bring the tshirts!


+1 8)
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Heliconer » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:25 am

Any thoughts on a legitimate Baritone Sousaphone?
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like? Bass Trumpet and Alt

Postby BrassedOn » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:52 am

An orchestral or classical bass trumpet player (probably trombonist, but not always), does not want to sound like a trombone or euphonium.

Keyed in C
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4 valves, rotary, vented. Or, 3+1 with a left hand triggered valve that throws the horn into Bb a la Blackburns tpt prototype. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r1rFFe5B1A" target="_blank

1st valve trigger for tuning, option of setting 1st valve slide short for the 5th partial E. Would consider master tuner if that mechanism made sense.

Very clear high range, up through the infamous Gb5, but free blowing. In the testing, should play well with smallish similar sized to Bach 22C, Bach15C, and typical Alto trombone mouthpieces, and some would try Bach 6.5. I guess some would try Bach 12, 11, or similarly sized.

Lacquer or raw brass. Mainly aesthetics. Nickel outer slides, etc. where hands have more contact. Practical.
Two bell composition options, yellow and rose. Not oversized. Probably some sweet spot between 6 and 7.
Under $1000 for that, I think you can sell.

I think some historical support for an Eb bass trumpet. An Eb that had a transposition valve to C might be of interest.

Your typical jazzer is probably used to dealing with 3valve Bb. Valve bones and Getzen seem satisfactory, so I don't think revision of current Wessex Bb bass trumpet that important.

I think people are eager for an Eb alto trombone option, with the Bb valve you can switch out to a straight horn at the neckpipe.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:05 pm

Heliconer wrote:Any thoughts on a legitimate Baritone Sousaphone?

Not a priority
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby hup_d_dup » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:26 pm

Wyvern wrote:New model cimbasso are planned


The odd configuration of a cimbasso, which makes it vulnerable to damage, makes it an unappealing instrument despite it's unique sonority. It also takes up a lot of space on a stage, especially if it is being used as a doubling instrument.

How about an upright cimbasso that you can hold in your lap or rest on a tuba stand? Pitched in Eb, it would be about the same size and shape as an Eb tuba. Easy to hold, easy to transport, and much less likely to be damaged.

A great instrument for a tuba player who wants a bass trombone sound without the hassle of slide positions.

I've spoken to Chuck Nichols about this and he said there is some interest. I hope they are planning to develop a horn in this style.

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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:25 pm

I was only talking to Javier Castano Medina principal tuba at La Scala Milan (where most Verdi operas were premiered) this week about Wessex developing new cimbasso in consultation with him. That development is planned for 2019
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Cthuba » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:41 am

A sturdy collapsable bandstand, maybe some affordable music folders ( the nice ones) and stand lights that arent astronomically priced. Maybe also those half cut mouthpieces used to see what the embouchure/ buzz is doing.


But most importantly a 3/4 sized, 5 valve rotary or piston c tuba. I dont care which.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:51 am

Cthuba wrote:But most importantly a 3/4 sized, 5 valve rotary or piston c tuba. I dont care which.

Your wish will be granted in 2019
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby jpwell » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:51 pm

Any word on the showroom in Chicago when it will be open.
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Re: Wessex Tubas - what would you like?

Postby Wyvern » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:46 am

jpwell wrote:Any word on the showroom in Chicago when it will be open.

Contracts are just beginning signed. Should be open December.
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