Romantic trombones

"The Sound of Brass"

The evolution of romantic trombones

The research project “The Sound of Brass” aimed to re-discover the sound of the typical German trombones of the late 19th and beginning of the 20th century. We had the honour of carrying out this together with Ian Bousfield, as well as experts from the Bern University of the Arts and the material scientists and acousticians of EMPA (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology). The project was significantly funded by Innosuisse. The product of this research is available for testing in the form of our romantic trombone series.

Alto trombone
after Heckel

After F.A. Heckel, Dresden

Former Royal Saxon court supplier, metal wind instrument constructionF.A. HeckelDresden was one of theworld’s leading addresses for the manufacturing of romantic trombones from about the middle of the 19th century.

  • Key in Eb (440 Hz)
  • Bore: 12 mm
  • Bell diameter: 155 mm
  • Wide nickel silver garland
  • With modern water key
  • Embellishments on main tuning slide and slide bow

Price on request

Tenor trombone
after Kruspe

After Ed. Kruspe, Erfurt
Original owned by Egger

  • Key in Bb (440 Hz)
  • Bore: 13.5/13.5 mm
  • Bell diameter: 230 mm
  • Wide nickel silver garland
  • With modern water key
  • Quart valve optional
  • Embellishments on main tuning slide and slide

Price on request

Bass trombone
after Kruspe

After Ed. Kruspe, Erfurt

  • Key in Bb/F (440 Hz)
  • Bore: 13.5/13.5 mm
  • Bell diameter: 250 mm
  • Wide nickel silver garland
  • With modern water key
  • Equipped with fixed quart valve
  • Embellishments on main tuning slide and slide

Price on request

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