Edwards' goal when building the B502 was simple – to maintain a consistent sound throughout every register. More to the point, they wanted that sound to be "trombone-like", especially in the mid and upper registers. Gone are the WOOF-TONES of the 90's. This horn has plenty of clarity and sparkle, allowing you to express your musical ideas no matter the setting.
The B502-I has independent Rotax valves, an unsoldered yellow brass bell, and a dual bore slide. The slide has rose brass outer tubes, a yellow end crook, and nickel oversleeves. The leadpipe is removable to allow you to find the best mouthpiece and leadpipe combination to fit your needs.
B502's with yellow bells have rose brass valve wrap tubing which provides some brilliance when played at louder volumes. You'll also be amazed at how resonant this instrument at softer dynamics. Many times, an instrument can become "small" when played softly. This results in a distant sound for the listener. Edwards overcame this tendency through numerous sessions with the incredible talent they're fortunate to work with in their home venues.
|Bore Size:||.562"/.578" dual bore|
|Bell Material:||Yellow Brass|
|Handslide Material:||Rose brass outer tubes,/Yellow end crook/Nickel oversleeves|
|Removable Leadpipe:||B1/B2/B3 Included|
|Valve Type:||Dual Independent Rotax|
|Country of Manufacture:||USA|