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LA CRESCENTA, California
4420 East Village Road
LONG BEACH, California
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This is the standard for a medium bore trombone. Most
every instrument of this style can be compared to the Bach 36.
The Bach features a brass slide with heavy nickel over sleeves,
nickel cork barrels, an all brass bell section with a one-piece
hand hammered 8" bell. it's excellent for orchestras and
bands, and for the working or hobbyist player who prefers one
horn for everything. The 36 uses many of the same parts as
the larger symphonic-sized model 42, but the slide tubes are
.525", and the bell flare is cut at 8" instead of 8.5".
That makes this a fairly big sounding medium bore trombone.
In fact, some players say that the 36 records with a sound
similar to the larger bore Conn 88H. For that reason, it
can feel a bit too big or dark in many commercial or
rock/jazz/Latin situations. But the stronger player might
thrive on such a horn. A student who prefers an easier
playing horn that doesn't require volumes of air may prefer a 36
to use in wind bands and jazz bands as well.
We don't normally stock the straight Bach 36 here, but it is easily available as a straight tenor, with yellow or gold brass bell, or with several variations of F-attachment. We often have a used model or two as a consignment instrument. Please call for current selection.
We now do sometimes stock the 36 with the open wrap F-attachment, as the 36BO. $3029
|King 2103PL||This is more of an overgrown jazz horn than it is a shrunk down symphony axe. It features a .525" weighted nickel slide, an open neckpipe, and a bell that looks to be the same as the classic .509" bore King 3B. In can feel a bit heavy compared to the smaller bore horns but makes a huge amount of sound, and is favored by some Latin band and show players. Includes hard case and mouthpiece. Also available with a gold brass bell for an additional $130, which offers a broader sound with more warmth, but with slightly less projection.||$1909|