Taking note of customer feedback, we have made the Wessex compensated euphonium even better with new floating off-the-bell leadpipe at more ergonomic angle, added a revolutionary button water key on the 2nd valve slide where most water collects (a facility not on any other brand of euphonium), provided a water gutter to fit under the valves, and even included a better mouthpiece – all with no price increase. Making the Wessex the best value professional compensated euphonium available.
Bell: 300mm (12″)Bore: 15mm (0.59″) valves 1-3, 16.8mm (0.66″) 4th valve Weight: 4.2kg (9.25 lb)Gold brass leadpipe
Stainless steel valve with nylon valve guides
Tuning Slides: Nickel (outer&inner)Supplied with foam case and mouthpieceCall Jonathan on 07787 504987 or email Sales@Wessex-Tubas.co.uk today with enquiries, or to order.
Floating leadpipe at ergonomic angle
Off-the bell leadpipe
2nd valve button water key
Euphonium lightweight case
Responses to Wessex ‘Dolce’ Compensated Euphonium
Paul Del Bravo says: 4th June 2014
My beautiful new Dolce euphonium arrived today, (in A1 condition, no Customs damage) and it’s absolutely lovely. Everything fits properly, and with a light dose of Blue Juice the valves feel nice already and I’m sure will be great in a week or two.
The sound is smooth and round, but well-defined, and it speaks clearly with no effort at all. I shall really look forward to getting to know it.
The contrast to my Besson student euph (1065) could hardly be more extreme. I had grown accustomed to a free mid-range and stuffy top, slides that either stuck or dropped out, and rough edges all round.
Don’t know why some folks are snobby about Chinese made instruments – this one is a real winner, and well-worth the wait.
Many thanks for a lovely horn at a great price – and the hat was a nice touch too.
Simon Howell Says: Just wanted to leave a quick review for the Dolce Euphonium.I tested it at Wessex’ showroom and was made to feel very welcome as I ‘test drove’ the showroom Euphonium for about an hour.
2 days later I purchased one from Wessex (it wasn’t the showroom model – just a random one that I watched them take from their warehouse)
Having had it now for just over a week, I have now had the opportunity to put it through its paces and have to report back that I absolutely love it.
The intonation is good and it sounds ‘brighter’ than the band Euphonium that I was playing (the band Euph was top of the range in it’s day: 1982)
Valves are fast and smooth, slides slide well. Fit and finish is good.
The case is great and the exterior side pocket is really handy (used to put my music inside the wooden case of the bands instrument….)
Completely love playing it. The 3 year warranty is just added peace of mind !
I thoroughly recommend it.
If you’re looking for a Euph – the Wessex is well worth a look. Drop down to them in Andover and put one through it’s paces. I reckon you will be surprised at how good it is…..