Trigger Trombone Reviews
The Bach 36B has a tonal quality that is both colorful and flexible.It is a small bore horn with a large bore sound.Surprisingly enough, the 36B is considered an intermediate trombone for up and coming trombonists.
The 42B is the prototypical large bore, symphonic trombone.It is substantially made while not too heavy.It projects well while allowing for dynamic contrast.The tone of the 42B is dark, rich, and warm.
Blessing is a unique brand in that they handcraft all of their instruments in a world where most horns are mass-produced. The people at Blessing say that every single horn they produce has its own personality, tone and soul.
The Conn 52H has a unique dual bore design which puts out a large bore sound while only requiring the air flow of a small bore instrument so it is an intermediate trombone designed for a student making the transition from a straight trombone.
The famous 88H is well known for its superior response in all registers. The straight side of the trombone has a .547 inch bore but the F attachment has a .562 inch bore to counteract the resistance often associated with a rotor F attachment.
The Holton TR602F is a medium bore (.525 inches) trombone with the design intention of playing like a small bore but sounding like a large bore.In other words, this is an intermediate trombone for the student graduating to their first F-attachment.
As a large bore, large bell instrument, the Holton TR680 puts out a powerful, robust sound.It is as close as one can get to having a bass trombone without actually having a bass trombone.
Getzen offers an array of custom made (high end) trombones with such features as interchangeable leadpipes, axial flow valves and hand spun bells. The Getzen Cutom and Eterna series trigger trombones are for serious players only.
The King Legend 3B (Model 2103F) is a versatile instrument with a stellar reputation going back for half a century. King quality is just as good today as it was 50 years ago. This lyrical horn is very often used by pros.
The King Legend 4B (Model #2104F) is often referred to as the Sonorous 4B for its deep, resonant, sonorous sound. This is the large bore counterpart to the 3B so it is not as flexible as the 3B in accommodating players at all levels.
At .525 inches, the King 607F is a medium bore instrument, in between the 3B and the 4B.It has been noted for its great response, sound, and quality.Professional musicians usually disdain an intermediate horn such as this.
The only difference between the 607F and the 608F is that the 608F has a rose brass bell which gives it a warmer, richer sound. If you are a high school student this could be just the right trigger trombone for you.
Most horns with a .525 bore have an 8 inch bell. In the Yamaha 446G, you get the .525 inch bore size with an 8 and a half inch bell. This is how Yamaha gets its brassy reputation. Go with a little extra flare at the end for sound projection.
If you are a high school student who is very serious about playing continually throughout college, then the YSL-448G may be just the right trigger trombone for you.Versatility describes this horn well.This trombone has the bright, crystal clear output perfect for a jazz soloist.
The Yamaha 620-YSL is a professional level trigger trombone. With its continuous tapered bell section, the intonation issues one may have with the YSL-448G are resolved in the YSL-620. Also, string linkage issues are fixed in the YSL-620 with its immaculate mechanical linkage.
The only physical difference between the YSL-640 and the YSL-620 is that the YSL-640 has a smaller bore. Just about everything that can be said about the YSL-620 also applies to the YSL-640, its just that the YSL-640 takes a little less air flow. This is an exceptional medium bore horn.
The open wrap, narrow slide, large bell YSL-882O is from the professional grade Xeno series of Yamaha.The one-piece axial seam 8-11/16 inch bell allows for optimal projection.The narrow slide ensures precision movement.