If you asked me what bass trombone you should buy to start on the instrument, this would be one of my top choices. Easy playing, nice bass trombone sound and it can last you a lifetime even as a pro bass trombone player.
This Yamaha YBL 620G has probably seen very little use and in excellent condition. A tiny bit of lacquer wear here or there, but no dings or scratches. The slide is lightning fast and the valves are excellent.
Now here is something you don’t see every day! This is a Kruspe trombone – probably model Penzel – from before 1918 in excellent condition! It is made of yellow brass and has a large bore – similar to a modern Bach 42. The bell features a wide Kranz and is approximately 9.5 inches wide. The engraving says “Ed. Kruspe, Hoflieferant”. The inner slide seems to be original, but chrome plated afterwards.
For an instrument of this age, it is in exceptional condition. No dings, no dents, not even scratches. I suspect it hasn’t been played in a long time as the slide is quite scratchy as of now. But it gets better day by day.
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Large bore Kruspe tromboneDaniel2021-08-06T11:26:24+02:00
This baby eats trumpets for breakfast and french horns for dessert! Great symphonic sound!
A Shires Blair Bollinger custom bass trombone with independent Axial valves, a Bollinger bell, a B62-78 BOL dual bore slide and three leadpipes (B2, B3 and 1.5). Valves and slide work great, some small spots of lacquer wear on the back of the valve, but other than that she is in pristine condition.
Like the two other Shires trombones I have for sale, this one came to me from a shop in Paris, France which had to close due to the Corona-crisis. I don’t think this horn has been played at all as the thumb rest hasn’t even been fixed with the screw yet. So this is basically a new trombone.
This instrument was off the market for the last few months as I held it back for a friend. Unfortunately the sale fell through, so that means you have yet another chance at this great trombone!
Here is an incredibly well playing single valve bass trombone! This Thein Universal with Hagmann valve is silver plated and in really good condition. Screw bell. Some small lacquer wear, two tiny dings and thats it.
It plays – as you’d expect from a Thein – really well with a nice warm sound. I could absolutely imagine this baby being played in a large orchestra. The valve and slide action are great. The Hagmann valve has a very short throw and really keeps the valve register open. If you are looking for a nice single valve bass trombone that can do it all with a nice sound, this is it.
The original Thein case is included. Smallest case I’ve ever seen for a bass trombone…
Here is another beautiful Conn 70H, this one has been made in 1948. It is the “long bell, short slide” version of a Conn 70H which is actually easier to play for someone used to a modern bass trombone.
The 70H may well be my favorite bass trombone of all times and this is a great sounding example. It features a 9.5″ yellow brass bell, .562″ slide with tuning in the slide and the opera wheel tuning mechanism. You can really feel how the room fills with a warm, dense sound when you play it. The 70H is also really versatile as it has been – and continues to be – played successfully in Big Bands, Orchestras etc. And of course… Mr. Bass trombone – George Roberts – made this model famous.
This one is in very good condition for its age, the slide is smooth and the inners have no slide wear. The valve has just been serviced and works great. The tuning mechanism needs one little solder joint to fix the long screw in place. Except that, it is ready to gig.
Every once in a while I get an instrument that I know in advance I will have to save it. This is one such example.
A silver plated Conn 70H from 1937. It came to me with very worn slide inners, but the sound was quite somehing! So I asked the people at Haag trombones to draw me new inners and they did a fabulous job! This is one of the 70H’s with the shorter bell and longer slide, so it was important to get those inners right and don’t simply take some inners from a stock horn. The original leadpipe has been saved, so this baby sounds just as well as it did before.
The new inners still have to be broken in, this will take some time, but I can already feel this will be a great slide!
The TIS tuning mechanism works really well as does the valve. As you can tell from the pics, there is some lacquer wear on the bell section, but there are no dings or dents.