Are Wessex Tubas any good?

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Are Wessex Tubas any good?

I have bought two instruments so far from Wessex and I think they are brilliant. I love that the company is innovative, making instruments away from the norm. Value for money and customer service is also brilliant.

Where was the tuba invented?

Despite being a relatively new instrument since its invention about 175 years ago in Germany, the tuba has become one of the most common brass instruments in both orchestras and marching bands.

Is Wessex a good brand?

Unlike any other brand, except those in the highest price brackets, Wessex is the only supplier that individually quality checks at factory to assure the quality of their products. Nothing we would not be happy owning and playing ourselves as experienced musicians is accepted.

Where are Wessex tubas made?

Here, Wessex Tubas founder – Jonathan Hodgetts – documents his most recent visit… “Every three months I go to our factory in China to oversee the development of new products, quality assure the most recent production batch, and work with factory production to deliver ongoing quality improvements.

Are Wessex trombones good?

The instruments that Wessex has done extensive design work and development on tend to be better instruments than the ones they’ve just chosen out of Jin Bao’s catalog and put their name on. The “handmade” instruments are quite good. Most of the tubas are excellent. A few of the trombones I really like.

What are 3 facts about the tuba?

The Tuba’s Ancestor Was Called the Serpent.

  • Tubas Can Vary in Size.
  • Tubas Are Extremely Heavy!
  • Some Tubas Can be Converted Into Different Variations.
  • Players Need to Make a Buzzing Sound.
  • Tubas Vary in Pitches, Valves, and Finish.
  • Some Early Tubas Had Front-facing Bells.
  • The Tuba Was Mainly Popularized by Clever Marketing.
  • Who was the tuba named after?

    It first appeared in the mid-19th century, making it one of the newer instruments in the modern orchestra and concert band. The tuba largely replaced the ophicleide….Tuba.

    Brass instrument
    Inventor(s) Wilhelm Friedrich Wieprecht and Johann Gottfried Moritz
    Developed 1835
    Playing range
    Related instruments

    Who invented the tuba and when?

    The first instrument with the name of tuba was patented on September 12, 1835, by the German instrument makers Wilhelm Wieprecht and Johann Moritz. They adapted the piston system invented twenty years earlier by Stölzel to the ophicleide.

    Who makes Wessex tubas?

    Wessex Tubas was established by experienced British tuba player, Jonathan Hodgetts, in 2010, with the aim of bringing the pleasure of brass music making to the masses.

    Are valve trombones good?

    While professional trombonists can race between positions with great speed, valve trombonists can play the same passages back even faster. Valve trombones are often seen in jazz because the valve trombone can keep up with saxophonists and trumpeters through the most difficult changes.

    What was the tuba first used for?

    In the earliest years, bands often used a tuba for outdoor playing and a double bass for indoor performances. In this context, the tuba was sometimes called “brass bass”, as opposed to the double bass (string bass). Many musicians played both instruments.

    What is tuba known for?

    It provides the bass of brass quintets and choirs (though many small brass ensembles will use the euphonium or bass trombone as the lowest voice). It is the principal bass instrument in concert bands, brass bands and military bands, and those ensembles generally have two to four tubas. It is also a solo instrument.

    What came first euphonium or tuba?

    The Euphonion – 1843 The euphonium as we know it today can be traced back to the mid 19th century. In 1815, the first piston valve was patented by Heinrich Stolzel and Freidrich Blumel. In 1823 the Tenorbasshorn was created by William Wieprecht, and in 1838 Carl Moritz made a similar instrument called the tenor tuba.

    Why is the tuba significant?

    One of the most important instruments in the band. The tuba is the largest and lowest brass instrument and anchors the harmony for the whole band with its deep rich sound. You blow and buzz into a very large mouthpiece and use your hand to press down on the valves which changes the sound.

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