This is a special version of the Bach 42 tenor trombone that features the Rene Hagmann rotor from Geneva, Switzerland. The features of the Hagmann rotor include:
For the player, the rotor action is light, the throw is short, the Bb/F feel is even, and the lightweight rotor design gives the 42A a breadth of tone and warmth that is captivating.
This 42A has a choice of hand slides:
The threaded leadpipes use the same thread fitting as Conn. I find the 3-pipe slides have a brighter tone but less stability, more Edwards. If you'd like a play test of any options, I'm glad to do it as time allows.
I haven't found issues with neck clearance on the 42A. The 42 hand slide is fairly wide and the rotor is not as intrusive as rotors like the CL, K, or Radial Flow. The grip is better for large hands, but with some care, the brass thumb lever is not difficult to bend for a custom fit.
Includes Bach hard case and 6-1/2A mouthpiece. The case is somewhat weighty for around town, but for travel the instrument is well secured inside. This case doesn't fear baggage handlers.