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  1. Not yet - was delayed as they run out of trucks...

    Not yet - was delayed as they run out of trucks for the train and had to wait for more to head east! Now on its way, expected in one week.
  2. Wessex Tubas’ first ever shipment by Train!

    Read my blog about Wessex latest development to improve our services;

    https://wessex-tubas.com/blogs/news/wessex-tubas-first-ever-shipment-by-train

    Note that although now all orders are shipped...
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    Actually travels the whole way across Russia and...

    Actually travels the whole way across Russia and Europe to the UK. Quite a journey - I wish I could travel with the shipment :rolleyes:
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    I am pleased to say that the factory is up and...

    I am pleased to say that the factory is up and running and everyone is well. In fact we will have a container of horns completed ready to ship in about 10 days (this time by train instead of ship for...
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    This is incorrect. The ZO are made at a...

    This is incorrect. The ZO are made at a completely different factory. I have not examined any close up of recent, but their quality a couple years ago was pretty poor.

    FWI There are several brass...
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    Yes definitely adjustable as Doug correctly says

    Yes definitely adjustable as Doug correctly says
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    I would have to see picture to know if movable...

    I would have to see picture to know if movable thumb ring. Older Duplex were so fitted, but the latest have larger fixed ring
  8. 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 -...
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    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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    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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    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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    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...
  15. 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
  18. 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...
  20. 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/
  21. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
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