Ok. I may be a little excited here. But it isn’t every day you can sell a Thein Universal bass trombone! This is the stuff a bass trombonists dreams are made of – but let’s keep it objective.
This Thein Universal is in great condition. Small areas of lacquer wear and tiny mute pings on the detachable bell flare. Otherwise it’s quite perfect. And it plays great – but do I really need to say that talking about a Thein?
Details: All yellow brass, screwbell, independent Hagmann valves in F/D. Comes with a nice and compact Marcus Bonna case.
Price: 8530 $
Here are some answers to questions I frequently get on how to buy a used trombone from me. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have further questions!
Q: Do you ship internationally?
Of course! All my prices include international shipping.
Q: How do I pay?
My preferred way of payment is a good old bank transfer. But I also accept PayPal, Venmo, Zelle etc.
Q: Can I pay with my credit card?
Yes. I can set that up for you.
Q: Can I pay in installments?
Yes. We can work something out.
Q: Do you ship with a case?
Most often times not. Shipping without a case is safer and cheaper. But if you need a case, I can see if I have a suitable case for your trombone.
When taking pictures of my trombones I often get a little frustrated. As I try to show you all minor imperfections, often times the pictures look worse than the trombones look in real life. Well not this time! This Yamaha YSL620G bass trombone is in pretty much perfect condition. Some tiny little scratches on the bell section – I can’t even picture them – and two very small creases on the bell stem. The slide crook had some meetings with music stands, but other than that this bass trombone is in outstanding condition.
Features: 9 1/2″ gold brass bell, yellow brass body, nickel silver slide, dependent F/D valves. Through a quite ingenious design you can also put it in F/Eb.
So, how does it play? I think I actually never played a Yamaha bass before, so I was curious to try this YSL620G out. First play test: “Wow, this is nice!” Second play test: “Oh I really like that!”. Third play test… well, you get the idea. I like it. Sounds big and dark but still has that nice core I am looking for in a bass trombone sound.
Buy a new Yamaha YSL620G from Yamaha for more than 6’000$ or get this one at a radically better price!
What is it? A big tenor trombone? A small bass trombone? Who cares! This Holton TR159 does it all!
Why? Because it’s really mouthpiece sensitive. Put a 5G in it and it will work perfectly fine as a tenor trombone. Take a 1 1/2G and you can play bass trombone all day. The nice red brass bell takes care of you if you “go over the top”.
This one has seen some use as you can tell from the wear on the chrome plated slide handgrip area and the lacquer wear throughout. The valve action is ok. Slide also – could use a tune-up but absolutely playable as is.
It really is a nice player. I’m used to big bass trombones, so switching to this baby is actually easier than switching to my Bach 42.
Here’s something you don’t see every day. I actually don’t think I’ve ever seen one on the used market. It’s a Schagerl Fontana large bore tenor trombone.
Schagerl produces fine handmade brass instruments in Austria. They have quite an illustrious artist roaster with Zoltan Kiss, James Morrison, Thomas Gansch and – of course – Argentinian trombone star Lito Fontana. The Fontana model was developed in a 2 year collaboration with Lito and has some quite unique features!
A gold brass bell with a yellow brass slide – nothing fancy so far. The slide crook is in gold brass, as is the valve section. As you can see in this particular exemplary, the bell section is unlacquered.
The valve wrap is really unique as are the ferrules and the bracing design. I also have never seen a tuning slide with this design where one of the tuning slide legs goes into a sort of guide. Works really nicely!
So if you want to sound like Lito – go practice! If you want to have the same horn as Lito, this is it!