The Conn 88H tenor trombone is a classic large-bore, f-attachment instrument. The 88H is used by professionals and students alike and mostly known for a warm, colorful tone that projects and really blossoms in the louder dynamics.
This particular horn was a project horn that started from a 1950's Conn bell section. From there, we decided a Bach handslide section felt better on the Conn slide, so that is what you find on this horn. a Bach 42 hand brace was carefully shortened and attached to make a "Baconn" slide. The entire outer slide is a Conn 88H slide. The valve work came down to fluidity, response, and tone. Rotax valves are extremely consistent, open, and sound fantastic whether in an alternate position for some of Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony or powering out low Cs in Strauss. The movement is a little long, so those looking to keep the throw of their Thayer/Axiel/Infinity flow set ups with a little more compression might find a connection here.
|Bell Material:||Rose brass|
|Handslide Material:||Nickle - Bach Handbrace/ Conn Rose outer|
|Valve Type:||Rotax - Rotor|
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