Trombones

The trombone is one of the most recognizable instruments in the brass family. It is pitched lower than the trumpet, and higher than the tuba. It is a simple, yet unique instrument in that it uses a slide to change from note to note, rather than valves. The trombone has been in existence for centuries under various forms and names, but has remained relatively unchanged for many years. It dates back to the mid 1400’s; exact etymology and meaning of the term “sackbut” is not certain, but is thought to be a derivation of the old French term, sacquer, “to draw out.” The trombone, as it is called today, is simply the Italian tromba (trumpet) with the suffix one, meaning ‘big trumpet’.

STUDENT MODELS

Yamaha-YSL-200AD Trombone

Yamaha YSL-200AD

  • Inner slide: The chrome-plated yellow brass drawn inner slide is very durable and has a quick, sensitive response.
  • Inner slide stockings: The one-piece drawn yellow brass outer slide maintains an accurate diameter throughout its length and this type of construction ensures, airtightness, smooth action, and exceptional durability and adds resonance to the sound.
  • Tubular braces: Long-lasting nickel-silver tubular braces contribute to the stability of the slide and enhance smooth slide action.
  • Balancer: The balancer found on the YSL-200AD perfectly proportions the instrument’s weight.
  • Pressure formed tubing: Perfectly rounded tubing results in less turbulence and a smoother air flow, thus allowing for an excellent scale and reduced resistance.
  • Laser-fused pluzuma welded bell: A high-energy laser fuses the brass together for a virtually seamless bell which allows continuous even vibrations.
  • Slide Lock: The unique slide lock design on all Yamaha trombones keeps the slide locked in place and keeps it from accidentally falling.
  • Weight distribution: Beginners are more comfortable playing the YSL-200AD because its superb weight distribution makes it easier to hold.
  • Bracing: The large, easy-to-hold nickel silver bracing guards against possible slide damage if the instrument is dropped and also lessens fatigue while playing.
  • Mouthpipe: Yamaha trombones have mouthpipes featuring special acoustic designs allowing for precise intonation and greater blowing control.
Accent TB512L Trombone

ACCENT TB512L

  • Tenor trombone, in lacquer: with durable nickel-silver tubing in the areas which receive the most wear.
  • Nickel-silver against brass tubing in the tuning slide: insures smooth operation of the slides because two different metals touching are less likely to stick than two identical metals touching.
  • 0.500″ bore: enables the young performer to develop a full tone even at the early stages of development.
  • Combination of nickel-silver outer slide and chrome-plated inner slide: offer added durability and smooth operation for greater facility.
  • Screw-type slide lock: prevents slide slipping and associated damage.
  • Includes: premium mouthpiece, oil and durable case.

INTERMEDIATE MODELS

Yamaha-YSL-548GOAL Trombone

YAMAHA YSL-548GOAL

  • Gold brass bell: The Allegro trombone features an 8½”gold brass bell. Gold brass produces a warm, rich tone.
  • Mechanical linkage: Using a mechanical linkage on a rotor valve gives it strong smooth operation.
  • Bell construction: Made of sheet brass and hand formed, the Allegro trombone’s bell produces a markedly improved resonance.
  • Open Wrap: The open wrap has a more open feel and quicker response while using the F-attachment.
  • .547 Bore
Yamaha-YSL-448G Trombone

YAMAHA YSL-448G

  • Inner slide: The chrome-plated, nickel silver, drawn inner slide is very durable and has a quick, sensitive response.
  • Outer slide: The one-piece, drawn, nickel silver outer slide maintains an accurate diameter throughout its length, and this type of construction ensures, airtightness, smooth action, and exceptional durability and adds resonance to the sound.
  • Inner slide stockings: Specially designed one-piece inner slide stockings guarantee airtight slide construction, offer smoother slide action and better alignment, even in the extended 6th and 7th positions.
  • Refined F-attachment: The traditional Yamaha style semi-open wrap yields airflow throughout the F-attachment.
  • Upgraded bell materials: A gold brass bell provides a rich sound and flexible response usually reserved for professional models.
  • Weight distribution: Players are more comfortable playing the YSL-448G trombone because its superb weight distributions makes it easier to hold.
  • Laser-fused pluzuma welded bell: A high-energy laser fuses the brass together for a virtually seamless bell which allows continuous even vibrations.
  • Slide lock: The unique slide lock design on all Yamaha trombones keeps the slide locked in place and keeps it from accidentally falling.
  • Mouthpipe:Yamaha trombones have mouthpipes featuring special acoustic designs allowing for precise intonation and greater blowing control.
Yamaha-YSL-446G Trombone

YAMAHA YSL-446G

  • Inner slide: The chrome-plated, nickel silver, drawn inner slide is very durable and has a quick, sensitive response.
  • Outer slide: The one-piece, drawn, yellow brass outer slide maintains an accurate diameter throughout its length, and this type of construction ensures, airtightness, smooth action, and exceptional durability and adds resonance to the sound.
  • Inner slide stockings: Specially designed one-piece inner slide stockings guarantee airtight slide construction, offer smoother slide action and better alignment, even in the extended 6th and 7th positions.
  • Refined F-attachment: The traditional Yamaha style semi-open wrap yields airflow throughout the F-attachment.
  • Upgraded bell materials: A gold brass bell provides a rich sound and flexible response usually reserved for professional models.
  • Weight distribution: Players are more comfortable playing the YSL-446G trombone because its superb weight distributions makes it easier to hold.
  • Laser-fused pluzuma welded bell: A high-energy laser fuses the brass together for a virtually seamless bell which allows continuous even vibrations.
  • Slide lock: The unique slide lock design on all Yamaha trombones keeps the slide locked in place and keeps it from accidentally falling.
  • Mouthpipe: Yamaha trombones have mouthpipes featuring special acoustic designs allowing for precise intonation and greater blowing control.

PROFESSIONAL MODELS

Yamaha-YSL-897Z Trombone

YAMAHA YSL-897Z

  • .484″/.490″ dual bore
  • Interchangeable leadpipes: Comes with 2 interchangeable leadpipes. the Z1 for Andy Martin and the Z2 for Alastair Kay.
  • Balancer: The new balancer perfectly proportions the instrument’s weight.
  • Inner slide: The chrome-plated nickel-silver drawn inner slide is very durable and has a quick, sensitive response. In addition, it is a one-piece drawn slide.
  • Outer slide: The one-piece, drawn, brass outer slide maintains an accurate diameter throughout its length, and this type of construction ensures airtightness, smooth action, and exceptional durability. The outer slide is fit with extremely close tolerances making the horn respond quickly and effortlessly.
  • One-piece bell: A one-piece bell has an axial (lengthwise) seam, making it a continuous extension of the instrument’s material. This results in pure, uniform resonance and superior tone. A hammered yellow brass bell produces a pure and perfectly-balanced tone with quick response and extra presence due to advanced manufacturing techniques.
  • Hand-lapped tuning slides: Hand-lapping slides ensures an absolutely perfect fit and seal between the slide parts. Such a perfect fit helps to achieve smooth air flow and smooth action and improve the response and intonation of the instrument.
  • Pressure formed tubing: Perfectly rounded tubing results in less turbulence and a smoother air flow, thus allowing for an excellent scale and reduced resistance.
  • Hand-hammered bell: A hand-hammered bell maximizes tone and projection.
  • Bracing: The large, easy-to-hold nickel silver bracing guards against possible slide damage if the instrument is dropped and also lessens fatigue while playing.
Yamaha-YSL-882O Trombone

YAMAHA YSL-882O

  • .547″ Bore
  • Narrow slide: Having a narrow slide results in a faster slide technique allowing the player to get around the horn easier.
  • One piece hand hammered bell: A one-piece bell has an axial (lengthwise) seam, making it a continuous extension of the instrument’s material. This results in pure, uniform resonance and superior tone.
  • Larger bell: The bell is 8 2/3″ in diameter. The larger bell in combination with other design improvements, produces a singing, colorful open sound with a projecting solid core.
  • Open wrap F attachment: The open wrap has a more open feel and quicker response while using the F attachment.
  • Rounded slide crook: Eliminating sharp turns in the crook will open the feel and response of the instrument.
  • Adjustable thumb paddle: The rotor paddle is adjustable for optimum comfort.
  • Counter balance weight: Adding a weight contributes to the trombones focused projecting sound.
  • Mechanical Linkage: Using a mechanical linkage on a rotor gives it strong, smooth operation.
  • Slide lock: The unique slide lock design on all Yamaha trombones keeps the slide locked in place and keeps it from accidentally falling.
  • Pressure-formed tubing: Perfectly rounded tubing results in less turbulence and smoother air flow.
  • Newly designed case: The new case is a compact contoured shape.
Yamaha YSL-882OR Trombone

YAMAHA YSL-882OR

  • .547″ Bore
  • New balanced response rotor: The balanced response rotor system helps air release evenly into the F-attachment slide creating a smoother transition from the Bb open horn to the engaged F-attachment.
  • Reversed tuning slides: Both the main tuning slide and the F-attachment tuning are reversed, allowing for a less restricted airflow throughout the instrument.
  • Open wrap F attachement: The open wrap has a more open feel and quicker response while using the F attachment.
  • Rounded slide crook: Eliminating sharp turns in the crook will open the feel and response of the instrument.
  • Adjustable thumb paddle: The rotor paddle is adjustable for optimum comfort.
  • Mechanical linkage: Using a mechanical linkage on a rotor gives it strong, smooth operation.
S.E. Shires TBSCA Trombone

S.E. SHIRES TBSCA

The TBSCA is a versatile instrument with a clear, pure sound and the consistency, playability, and projection that has made S.E. Shires trombones the favorites of professionals the world over.

  • 7YLW bell: two-piece hand-hammered combines the quick response and color of a one-piece bell with the centered feel and expansive tone of a two-piece bell.
  • Light weight
  • Axial-flow valve
  • T7 tuning slide
  • TW47 handslide– .547″ standard weight
  • 3 interchangeable lead pipes
S.E. Shires Vintage NY Trombone

S.E. SHIRES VINTAGE NEW YORK TENOR

The S.E. Shires Vintage New York trombone is an ideal instrument for any professional musician or advanced student. Inspired by the classic New York and Mt. Vernon bells, this one-piece bell is constructed with the broader TII taper and features a large, rich, warm sound.

  • TII 5YVNY 8 1/2″ , two-piece hand-hammered yellow brass bell
  • Axial-flow valve offers smooth, accurate operation, combined with a broad sound and truly open low register.
  • TX tuning slide: “X” taper, yellow brass, drawn tubing
  • TB47 handslide- .547″ standard weight
  • 3 interchangeable lead pipes
S.E. Shires Michael Davis Plus Trombone

S.E. SHIRES MICHAEL DAVIS PLUS

The Michael Davis + trombone was developed through a close collaboration between virtuoso Michael Davis and the craftsmen of S. E. Shires to answer the call for something a little bigger than the original Michael Davis trombone. The resulting instrument shares many specific design elements with the original, which are not found on other S.E. Shires Custom Series trombones. An instrument of exceptional versatility, the Michael Davis + combines warmth and roundness of sound with superb core and sizzle, making it the ideal trombone for any performance situation.

  • MD + 7.75″ two-piece hand-hammered bell: retains a clear, pure sound with strong fundamental, and keeps a very consistent tone color and overtone structure throughout the range of dynamics.
  • TO8MD handslide .508″ light weight nickel-silver: offers clean, precise articulations
  • Yellow brass, unweighted model 1.5 tuning slide
S.E. Shire Vintage Elkhorn Trombone

S.E. SHIRES VINTAGE ELKHART TENOR

The S.E. Shires Vintage Elkhart trombone is an ideal instrument for any professional musician or advanced student. The red-brass bell with unsoldered bead is made in the fashion of classic, Elkhart bells of the mid-20th century. It produces a rich, warm sound with complex overtones and a wide palette of colors at all dynamic levels. This is combined with the ease of playing and projection for which S.E. Shires instruments are famed.

  • ZRVE 8 1/2″ bell, hand-hammered “TI” taper in red brass
  • Dual-bore rotary valve
  • TY tuning slide
  • TY7YC handslide:.547″ bore, standard weight yellow brass, yellow-brass crook
  • .547″ standard weight slide
  • 3 interchangeable lead pipes
Bach 36BO Trombone

BACH 36BO

  • .525″ bore
  • Open wrap F attachment section with traditional rotor: The open wrap offers a more uniform sound, so when the trombone player uses the F attachment the sound is not different from the sound of the trombone without engaging the trigger.
  • 8″ one-piece hand-hammered yellow brass bell
  • Chrome plated nickel-silver inner handslide tubes
  • Brass outer handslide tubes
  • Clear lacquer finish
  • Vincent Bach 7C small shank mouthpiece
Bach 42BO Trombone

BACH 42BO

  • .547" bore: produces a large, symphonic sound with clear projection.
  • Silver plated bells: Create a full complement of partials, or overtones, in the tonal spectrum for a focused sound with great projection.
  • 8.5″ one-piece hand-hammered yellow brass bell
  • Open wrap F attachment section: The open wrap offers a more uniform sound, so when the trombone player uses the F attachment the sound is not different from the sound of the trombone without engaging the trigger.
Conn 88HO Trombone

CONN 88HO

  • Open wrap F attachment:.547″ primary bore combined with a .562″ bore open wrap F attachment that offers outstanding clarity and projection with an open feel.
  • Chrome plated nickel silver inner handslide tubes: provide the ideal surface for smooth and quick handslide action.
  • The rose brass material used in the professional bell and handslide material produces a deep, warm resonant sound while the clear lacquer finish adds a subtle warmth overall.

BASS TROMBONES

Yamaha YBL-8301 Bass Trombone

YAMAHA YBL-830

  • Bass Trombone
  • Double independent hand-lapped rotors: New rotor spin direction provides a smoother airflow to the second rotor assembly.
  • New bell design: New bell design uses a thinner yellow-brass material to provide quicker response.
  • Modified slide braces: Modified slide braces pick up design elements from the successful Xeno tenor trombone series, creating more flexibility and responsiveness.
  • New slide crook material: Nickel-silver slide crook material creates a more open feel.
  • Adjustable thumb paddle: Adjustable thumb paddle provides an ergonomic grip.
  • Newly designed case: A new ABS Xeno-type case features a compact and contoured shape, with shoulder strap and side handle.
  • Mouthpipe: Yamaha trombones have mouthpipes featuring special acoustic designs allowing for precise intonation and greater blowing control.