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  1. An intimate look inside the Wessex factory with Chuck Nickles

    Join Wessex Technical Consultant, Chuck Nickles, as he gives us a compelling & honest insight into the design and manufacturing processes inside our factory; the invaluable working relationships formed, and the all-important act of quality-checking every single instrument before itís delivered to you.

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    That's a fun video - thanks, Jonathan! I liked hearing what Chuck had to say, but it is also cool to see a few scenes of the factory, etc.

    I also the way he related the philosophy of Wessex "want[ing] to make new instruments that weren't just straight copies of something already on the market."
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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    Does the euphonium towards the end of the video look a lot like a Hirsbrunner? If it's a new Wessex design, I would be curious to learn more about it.

    Robert Pendergast, DM

  4. Quote Originally Posted by euphisto View Post
    Does the euphonium towards the end of the video look a lot like a Hirsbrunner? If it's a new Wessex design, I would be curious to learn more about it.
    We often reference existing instruments during development, often multiple different ones. Much easier than starting with a blank sheet. That was a Hirsbrunner being referenced
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    That makes a lot of sense! Keep up the good work, Jonathan!

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    That factory looks really neat & well organized. Very good to see the amount of hand finishing going on, too.

    DDG
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