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This is the .500" bore slide version of the Kuhnl & Hoyer Bart Van Lier trombone. The bell and neckpipe are fixed, without the modular connections shown in one of the photos.
This is a beautiful horn. It has curved braces for comfort, a gold lacquer finish, and flawless workmanship. It reminds us very much of a Martin Urbie Green model, maybe a good Conn 100H or Minick 500. It's light, fast, and very agile.
These horns are now available with the very sleek fiberglass Superbags case from Spain. Our latest arrival has this case, which is a nice improvement for the urban traveler. We always liked the traditional German wood cases with the reptile print, but this new case is much compact, plus it has a music pocket and backpack straps.
Bart Val Lier trio.
With Rik van den Bergh on baritone saxophone.
Mr. Van Lier on the valve trombone. He's Bob Brookmeyer reincarnate.
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All trombones of our “Bart van Lier”-Edition have a nickel silver outer slide with curved grip brace, hard-chrome plated nickel silver inner slides and a special mouthpiece “Bar van Lier”.
The New Generation!
Bb-Tenor Trombone Bart van Lier ".480/88 MK II"
Bart van Lier: “Kühnl & Hoyer and I are very proud to present the new Bart van Lier model “MK II". There were still some wishes to make the Bb-tenor trombone “.480/88” more flexible and mellow. It is very easy now to go from a darker to a brighter sound and slurs are more smooth. The response is still easy, while the tone quality gives you the idea of a bigger bore instrument. The set up I use now is as follows: “.480/88” bore with bigger bell (diameter 195 mm) and silver lead pipe in combination with my 8F mouthpiece. This is the best horn I ever played. TRY IT!!!”
bell diameter 180 mm (7.087”) or 195 mm (7.677”)
dual bore 12,2 mm/12,4 mm (0.480/0.488”) or .500"
conical nickel silver slide
curved grip brace on the slide
mouthpiece KÜHNL "Bart van Lier 8E“
nickel silver light weight slide
bronze slide (normal weight)
exchangeable brass lead pipe
exchangeable silver lead pipe
mat gold lacquer
variable weight system
Bart van Lier plays the “.480/88MK II” with a bronze slide (normal weight). His opinion about the new bronze slide: “The warm tone of this slide is outstanding! Even the strongest fortisimo sounds warm and controlled. I can only recommend this bronze slide of Kühnl & Hoyer.”
Bb-Tenor Trombone Bart van Lier ".512"
Winner of the German Musical Instrument Award 2014
Kühnl & Hoyer wins in the category Bb-tenor trombone already the sixth time the “German Musical Instrument Award 2014”, lent by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. After a three-step test procedure, instruments are rewarded proving to be of high quality and also offering a good price-performance ratio at the same time.
The jury characterizes the Bb-tenor trombone Bart van Lier “.512”: “its playability has an outstanding effectiveness”. Very comfortable handling, good proportion and top valves in intonation, tuning and manual workmanship mark this trombone.