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« on: Jul 31, 2017, 04:23AM »

I'm a bit confused about the image of the alto trombone on the wessex website.
It shows two connections between bell and slide. A friction fit and thumbscrew
and a normal connection screw like Bach and other brands(see image).
Which is real?

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« Reply #1 on: Jul 31, 2017, 02:55PM »

I have one of these altos and it has only the thumb screw, no locking nut on it at all.
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« Reply #2 on: Jul 31, 2017, 03:32PM »

Is that a removeable leadpipe?
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« Reply #3 on: Aug 01, 2017, 08:37AM »

Thought it might be TIS. Perhaps it's just a photoshop glitch? See those pretty often.
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« Reply #4 on: Aug 01, 2017, 11:57AM »

No not TIS regular style tuning slide.  I think the newer ones may have removeable lead pipes but mine doesn't and also hasn't got the little knodule on the lead pipe so not sure.
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« Reply #5 on: Aug 01, 2017, 03:32PM »

It's on the wrong slide to be a removable leadpipe - it's on the slide that connects to the bell. Also, pretty much everybody has gone to threads of some kind for that, unless it's a job done by your local repairman, and then it would more likely be press-fit. I think it's either some kind of glitch with the photo, or maybe the prototype had a wing nut connection that didn't get removed when they added the slide connector screw.

One other thought as I look at it, is there a removable B flat attachment for this instrument? Thein (and some Chinese copies) has a removable attachment that goes in roughly that spot on one or more of their alto models.

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« Reply #6 on: Aug 02, 2017, 01:17AM »

its not a photoshop glitch as the website has a photo from the other side clearly showing the wingnut.
There is mention in the description of a concealed slide lock but dont think this is it either.
No mention of an optional Bb attachment.
I find it more bizzare that the slide is upside down.
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« Reply #7 on: Aug 02, 2017, 02:14AM »

i have wrote a PM to chipolah, waiting of his answer
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« Reply #8 on: Aug 02, 2017, 03:04AM »

i have wrote a PM to chipolah, waiting of his answer

Chip had a pretty severe health issue as of a few days ago  :( not sure he'll be responding any time soon.  You might want to read out to Wessex officially.
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« Reply #9 on: Aug 02, 2017, 03:19AM »

Chip had a pretty severe health issue as of a few days ago  :( not sure he'll be responding any time soon.  You might want to read out to Wessex officially.

oh, sorry to hear this. my best wishes to him. hope he will be fit again soon
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« Reply #10 on: Aug 02, 2017, 07:04AM »

Chip had a pretty severe health issue as of a few days ago  :( not sure he'll be responding any time soon.  You might want to read out to Wessex officially.
Best wishes and a fast recovery to Chip. He's a great guy and a huge asset to Wessex.
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« Reply #11 on: Aug 02, 2017, 08:15AM »

Chip would be able to answer this immediately as the trombone is his design, but unfortunately he is still in a coma.

I know one batch of the alto were made incorrectly and I am guessing this is picture of one of those. However as I have no PE523 in stock at present to check, and am myself a mere tuba player, sorry I can't be certain. Once I have clarified, will post further.
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« Reply #12 on: Aug 02, 2017, 09:18AM »

So sorry to hear that about Chip. He's a good guy and was very helpful to me. I hope he is well soon.
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« Reply #13 on: Aug 09, 2017, 11:22AM »

Chip would be able to answer this immediately as the trombone is his design, but unfortunately he is still in a coma.

I know one batch of the alto were made incorrectly and I am guessing this is picture of one of those. However as I have no PE523 in stock at present to check, and am myself a mere tuba player, sorry I can't be certain. Once I have clarified, will post further.

Not to get off topic, but is there an update on Chip?
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