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  1. The French C tuba may work in a wind band...

    The French C tuba may work in a wind band substituting for a euphonium, if that is all available, but it is a smaller instrument than the modern compensated euphonium and is more difficult to play....
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    Wessex Replacement Valve guides

    Although Wessex usually supply spare set of valve guides with all piston horns, you can now order additional spare set direct on website as required at -...
  3. Coronavirus interruption to production

    As you will be aware, there has this year been a Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan City, China; which has since spread throughout China and into other countries across the world.

    In order to minimise...
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    This comparison test remind me of a blind...

    This comparison test remind me of a blind comparison conducted in US university of several brands of euphonium to which Wessex contributed a Dolce. Neither the players or listeners knew the identify...
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    NOTE: This comment was made elsewhere, and I...

    NOTE: This comment was made elsewhere, and I copied it to this new topic so we can discuss the general question.


    What is a professional horn? It is surely one that is suitable for use by...
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    What is a professional horn? It is surely one...

    What is a professional horn? It is surely one that is suitable for use by professionals which the new Sinfonico most certainly is - it has been tried out by top professionals. In fact the less...
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    Yes, it is a hard case - and I have flown with...

    Yes, it is a hard case - and I have flown with those cases many times - and have never had a euphonium damaged. Ensure you use the bell plug that came with the horn. That stops it moving and keeps...
  8. Wessex Tubas segment from “World’s Greatest” TV

    https://youtu.be/Tg2fBomUSyE
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    Thanks for pointing that out Dave - You should...

    Thanks for pointing that out Dave - You should now be able to view
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    How to care for lacquered finishes

    Instructional video from Chuck Nickles


    https://youtu.be/ShfZBjgMRjA
  11. The Dolce is not a clone. Wessex have done...

    The Dolce is not a clone. Wessex have done continued development over several years
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    The 3+1 valve layout is very much a British...

    The 3+1 valve layout is very much a British tradition - almost universally used in brass bands with the compensation system, which much aids nibble playing in the low register, which would be...
  13. Wessex new product reveal and recital today!

    New product reveal
    https://www.facebook.com/WessexTubas/videos/384295358856409/

    Recital by Will Druiett
    https://www.facebook.com/WessexTubas/videos/420678505147101/
  14. As this problem is the 4th valve specifically, I...

    As this problem is the 4th valve specifically, I would guess (difficult to diagnose remote) that the problem is the valve stem is slightly bent and the actual metal button is hitting the valve cap....
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    Sticky: New Wessex email addresses!

    In order to improve Wessex Tubas customer services, we now have a new email system with new 'musical' email addresses (I wanted these to reflect the spirit of the company and not be the regular...
  16. The 4th valve lock is to protect the stem from...

    The 4th valve lock is to protect the stem from getting bent, rather than anything to do with spring. If the stem is bent even slightly the 4th valve will stick. Therefore always locking down 4th...
  17. Most Jinbao production is through a production...

    Most Jinbao production is through a production line. Worker just completes one process and passes on. I think some of the more boring or hard processes do have a regular staff turnover. However...
  18. Pleased you are enjoying the Dolce and our...

    Pleased you are enjoying the Dolce and our service experience was good (we do try). I hope you get lots of good playing from the euphonium.

    On the silver-plated, Wessex horns now get 6-times more...
  19. Gene Pokorny to Open Wessex New Chicago Showroom!

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    World renowned tuba player Gene Pokorny of the Chicago Symphony will be at the Grand Opening of Wessex Tubas new showroom in Roselle, near Chicago.

    Held on April 13th between 11am and 6pm...
  20. Wessex uses Resilience Valve Oil #1 Light. This...

    Wessex uses Resilience Valve Oil #1 Light. This oil suppresses build up of deposit on the stainless steel valves with a chemical coating
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  21. For finish my recommendation would be...

    For finish my recommendation would be silver-plated as the most durable (gold looks great new, but does wear over time, as gold is a soft metal). As you are in South Africa where it gets hot, sweat...
  22. It means the bell is made of gold brass - which...

    It means the bell is made of gold brass - which in Wessex case is 84% copper
  23. Just spoken with Chuck. The valve caps will be in...

    Just spoken with Chuck. The valve caps will be in the mail tomorrow
  24. Barry, I thought that had long since happened....

    Barry, I thought that had long since happened. Wessex now has a team of people, and I don’t generally get involved with the small details so much myself now. Chuck Nickles is handling parts supply. I...
  25. Wessex New Chicago Showroom open to visit

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    Steve Marcus playing a Wessex “Prokofiev” in the new Wessex Showroom in Roselle, a western suburb of Chicago. It’s close to several major highways with no need to drive through the City of...
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